The Squat Fix: Hip Mobility Pt 2

Hip mobility is a very important aspect in achieving a full depth squat. Stiff hips decrease our ability to properly activate the appropriate muscles in our hips. Essentially, we bleed out a good amount of power during heavy squats. Understanding the cause of our restricted hip mobility is the first step in establishing effective ways to fix the problem.Continue reading The Squat Fix: Hip Mobility Pt 2

The Joint-By-Joint Concept

Today we’re going to talk about one of the most thought provoking and influential approaches to understanding the human body – the joint-by-joint concept. This simple and straightforward concept is a game changer when it comes to how we as coaches, medical practitioners and athletes view the human body. As a doctor of physical therapy, this philosophy has influenced the way I approach and treat my athletes.Continue reading The Joint-By-Joint Concept

The Movement Looking Glass

Our performance driven culture has placed such an emphasis on performance that we have conceptually re-arranged our athletic priorities. More often than not athletes are willing to sacrifice movement in order to perform. After all is said and done we cannot escape the need for movement competency. This concept of movement competency can be described as the ability for an individual to move without pain or discomfort and with proper joint alignment, muscular coordination and posture.Continue reading The Movement Looking Glass