Here's a neat little exercise I used with a young female gymnast who experienced pain with handstands and back handsprings. While she had a multitude of physical impairments contributing to her condition, her BIGGEST movement fault was her handstand/back handspring elbow and neck position. She...

Serratus Anterior Activation [Improve your scapular stability] . Many have asked about the video on the IG story yesterday- in short this exercise will help to improve upward rotation of the scapula during shoulder elevation. I particularly like to use this exercise when motor control of the...

Single Leg Stance with Hip flexion and rotation/ Standing Fire Hydrant/Gluteus Medius Wall Lean [Strengthen the Hips!!] . After yesterday’s post, many were curious as to why we weren't strengthening in a functional manner- which for most people will be in a weight bearing position. The goal...

We're big fans of the nordic curl, and have highlighted many variations of it in the past. However, this one by @trustmephysiotherapist takes the cake. In comparison to the lat pull down variation we recently posted (2nd clip), this is a lot safer. You don't...

Why is recruitment of the Gluteal Muscles so difficult? One reason is poor representational area in the primary motor cortex for these muscles! (Dr. Powers) . Here is a great way to improve muscle recruitment of the hip abductors, particularly the gluteus medius! . Evidence suggests that static isometric glute...

Don't Forget About Training The Cervical Extensors!! Mike is currently in China learning from the godfather of the Clinical Practice Guidelines himself, Joe Godges. Here a great exercise for your patients with neck pain, especially those with whiplash induced neck pain, that targets not just the...

After looking at the “lower crossed syndrome” I hope you now understand how if hip flexor tone-Abdominal tone ---Anterior Pelvic Tilt/Lumbar Spine Hyperextension---Low Back irritation. Here is shown a great way to stretch ALL your hip flexors to improve your ability to get into a neutral...

Episode 342: "Quadruped Ts and Ys" A physical therapist's favorite - the T and the Y exercise. Why, you might ask? Because nearly everyone has weak mid traps and low traps!! . In the quadruped position, cue the scapula and elbow position (core and leg position not discussed)...

Before beginning any movement in the quadruped or plank position, look first at the initial conditions. Is the client in the position you want them to be in? . One of the first things I generally look at is the scapula. Does it lay flush against the...

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