People tend to use their upper traps too much when focused on rotator cuff work as the arm moves overhead. The middle and lower trap are important during overhead exercises to promote optimal mechanics. More importantly, we have to learn how to activate the trapezius...

The cervicothroacic junction (CTJ) can become a problematic area for people and may contribute to their neck, shoulder, or upper back symptoms. Mobility can be restricted secondary to stiff joints and/or soft tissue, and if soft tissue it could be limited due to weakness. Sometimes...

It is essential to train proximal lower extremity and trunk stability/strength. Without this, you're exposing your shoulder and elbow to some serious forces as a compensation to produce power. An article by Oliver et al. 2016 said it best, "Functionally training the body for UE...

We want to promote a hip hinge in our daily movements and motions. However, it is not the easiest task to teach your patient or client how to do so sometimes. Here is a quick video on a few different cues to promote a hip...

It is extremely important to progress your Y's to sport specific positions! It's going to get easy performing correct Y's standing and laying prone. We want to mimic the positions and demands that sports force onto the human body. So what do we do for...

The barbell bench press exercise is a well-recognized staple exercise for good reason. It’s a great way to train the primary pushers of the upper body, including the pectoralis group, the deltoids, and the triceps. The barbell bench press can be modified to increase its...

Having trouble with your golf swing? Are you losing your balance with your hockey shot? What about a baseball swing or tennis swing? All sports require some sort of strength, balance, and coordination. For the rotational sports mentioned, dissociation of the upper body and lower...

A quick lesson on the importance of the glutes in human gait, walking is the most common movement performed by humans on a daily basis. Did you know the 2nd highest torque demand in the gait cycle is imposed on the hip extensors at initial...

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