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perfect squat form

Is Perfect Squat Form a Myth?

I often work with many people that are trying to squat with perfect form, or least what they believe is “perfect form.” The quest for “perfect squat form” probably isn’t that simple.

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The Influence of Pain on Shoulder Mechanics

The Influence of Pain on Shoulder Biomechanics

A recent research report in JOSPT examined how the shoulder and scapula of people with pain moves differently than those without pain.

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Beighton Scale Laxity Instability

Laxity Does Not Mean Instability

Don’t automatically assume a lot of laxity is a bad thing, in fact many professional athletes possess a high amount of laxity. Remember laxity is normal, does not mean instability, does not mean you have a clinical syndrome, and something you can control with the right program.

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Assessing Scapular Position

While I have openly stated in the past that assessing scapular position is not as significant as looking at dynamic mobility, I do feel it is worth starting your assessment with position. You have to know where to start to know where to go.

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How Does Laxity Influence Program Design?

Today’s article is a guest post from Sam Sturgis regarding the influence of joint laxity on program design.

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Assessing Shoulder and Scapular Dynamic Mobility

Assessing Shoulder and Scapular Dynamic Mobility

A thorough assessment of the shoulder must look at the posture and dynamic mobility of both the shoulder and scapula. More importantly, we need to assess the interaction between the shoulder and scapula and not look at the two in isolation.

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Assess Don’t Assume

The assessment process may be the most important thing you can do. Without it, we are just guessing. Assess, don’t assume.

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Poor scapular position

Is Resting Scapular Position Important?

Based on our current understanding of scapular posture, it is hard to place a lot of emphasis on static posture as it does not appear to be reliable, valid, correlate to injury, or correlate to poor movement patterns.

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