Tuesday, January 30, 2018

4 Exercises to Improve Hip, Pelvic and Low Back Mobility

This post draws inspiration from my guy Michael Mash, PT @barbellrehabHe posted a great video that was geared towards "opening up the hips and SI joint prior to squats and lunges". It's what I would call a 'runners lunge' in Yoga, & think this is one of the best movement combinations to enhance hip & …

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Progressive Strategies: Loading Knee Valgus

Yesterday, knee valgus was the topic of dissucssion. knee valgus isn't bad, lack of control of knee valgus is bad. Tradition teaches to avoid it, yet injury occurs when forces are presented that the body can't handle. Knee valgus is normal & happens as the foot loads into the ground. Therefore it should be trained …

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Knee Valgus isn’t Bad, Not Controlling Knee Valgus is Bad

Knee valgus – there are many misconceptions surrounding this motion. Knee valgus is a normal physiologic motion and should take place in a walk/run/squat/lunge – it is a triplane motion consisting of knee flexion, abduction and internal rotation. Tradition describes staying away from a valgus moment during rehab and training; which isn’t wrong, however, the …

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL) & Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)(09). Some of his certifications include Level III practitioner of Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)Enhance Running TechnicianFunctional Range Conditioning (FRC) & Functional-Neuro-Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR) provider. His professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength and conditioning, as well as ownership roles.
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