Mobility & Recovery

How Are We Still Getting It Wrong: Abdominal Hollowing vs. Bracing

The infamous “draw your belly button to your spine” cue. Not only is there no evidence to support it, but it does not lead to a stable spine.

What Physical Therapy Taught Me About Being Strong

What do an athlete and a 65-year old with a knee replacement have in common? A lot more than you think, from my perspective working in injury and surgery rehab.

How to Stop Your Lower Back Pain

How miserable it is not to be able to go to the gym, follow your training plan, or possibly even tie your shoes. How can you get back to feeling good and back to training?

The Unexpected Key to Better Performance and Recovery

It turns out the problem with training in heat isn’t dehydration, but something else entirely. This is very different from what we've been told.

Fixing the Flip Side of Grip Strength Issues: Tight Extensors

If your main concern is grip strength, then you will want to try out this stretch. Do not be deceived! It’s more intense than it looks.

Working Out Isn't Enough: Advice for Desk Workers

You might exercise every day, but if you work long hours at a desk you have a lot of sitting to undo. Here's how to overcome this common challenge.

How to Prevent ACL Injuries in High School Athletes

Young athletes are not taught how to move properly - basic things like squatting, running, and landing mechanics.

Tennis Elbow: What Is It, Do You Have It, and How Do You Treat It?

As an orthopedic surgeon, I have been treating this problem with greater frequency, especially in the cross-training and CrossFit athletic communities.

2 Drills to Injury Proof Your Ankles

It’s never fun to get hurt. But the truth is your ankles can become a lot more indestructible than most people would imagine.

Un-Clawing Your Paw and Other Impediments to Grip Strength

Here are a few things in our typing-heavy culture that can cause weakness of the grip - and also a video showing you an exercise to fix this.

Is Mobility Just A Fad?

For those of you consistently doing mobility drills without yielding the desired change, perhaps it's time to step back and see what else may be going on.

To Clench or Not to Clench (Your Butt), That Is the Question

Perma-clenching is often an unconscious habit created by deep core weakness, pelvic misalignment, pelvic floor weakness, and lumbar instability.

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