The shoulder is used during virtually all upper extremity motion and is important to be healthy in everyday life activities. The scapula/shoulder blade is considered the base of the shoulder complex and is crucial to be stabilized, in order for the rotator cuff’s and deltoids to...

Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative wear and tear of the cartilage (cushion between the joints) that often occurs with repeated motions. This exercise will not fix the damage to the cartilage. However, the symptoms it may be causing can be modulated. This distraction can also...

Ahh the Bench Press! A Wide grip forces the elbows to flare out, putting the bar right over the chest. With the arms perpendicular to the torso this will increase the demand on the Pec’s and reduce the demand of the triceps. Some may argue however...

The Quadriceps Femoris composes of a majority of the anterior thigh, composed of 4 muscles. These include Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, & Vastus Intermedius. Of these only one crosses the hip joint, the Rectus Femoris. For this reason, changing the hip position will alter...

The diaphragm is a dome-shaped muscle that is between the lungs and your Ab’s. As you inhale this muscle will lower leading to an expansion of the abdomen. As you exhale the diaphragm rises up, which will move your stomach back inward. Whenever you feel stressed or...

Proper form for the bird-dog was described. Here are a couple variations that can be done to target the anti-rotation core musculature, such as the multifidus and the obliques! There were three variations performed in this video: Clip 1: is a regression of the typical bird dog...

Considering all the terrible shoe wear people have become accustomed to wearing, there is no coincidence how common people have limited Dorsiflexion range of motion. Towards the depth of a squat dorsiflexion is needed, a limitation in dorsiflexion will manifest with HEEL RISE. This limitation can...

The posterior rotator cuff consist of three of the four rotator cuff muscles; Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus & Teres Minor (which are External Rotators of the Shoulder). Now that you have learned how to give this area some flexibility (from the previous episode) here is a great...

"Movement with Mobilization of the Shoulder Joint” If limited shoulder elevation (Abduction or Flexion) is due to a hypomobile shoulder, a movement with mobilization is a great way to IMPROVE MOBILTY. The arthrokinematics of the Glenohumeral joint that occur with arm elevation consists of the Head...

As this video demonstrates there are 4 main components of getting full overhead shoulder mobility with optimal mechanics. These include: 1. Lumbo-pelvic control: poor motor control here will result in excessive extension of the Lumbar spine & Rib flare, which will give you a false sense...

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