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Shoulder Impingement – 3 Keys to Assessment and Treatment

Today’s post is in response to a question that I received regarding shoulder impingement rehabilitation and my DVD Optimal Shoulder Performance. Hey Mike, I’m watching my Optimal Shoulder Performance DVDs. You and Eric Cressey did a fantastic job. I’m just curious – how would you manage subcoracoid impingement differently than a subacromial or internal impingement […]

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The McKenzie Method – Part 1 – Clearing Misconceptions about MDT

This week features a 2-part guest post discussing the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) by Christie Downing.  Christie is a frequent contributor to this site.  I think this is a great series to “clear the air” about some of the misconceptions regarding MDT, and more importantly, to share some of Christie’s experience […]

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The 5 Most Stupid Things I Didn’t Do Early in My Career: Part 1

We all make mistakes.  We’ve all done stupid things.  But since we don’t always learn from these mistakes, part of the motivating factor behind this website is to share with you some of MY mistakes so YOU can learn from them, especially for the students and new graduates.  Recently I had been talking with some […]

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Epicondylitis and Cervical Radiculopathy

Have you ever had a patient or client with unrelenting medial or lateral epicondylitis?  Someone that has had symptoms off and on for months, maybe even years?  I think we all have.  I learned a long time ago after I was frustrated with my first few epicondylitis patients that many times epicondylitis is actually being […]

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See Me at APTA 2010 in Boston

I just finished up my talks for an exciting educational session I am organizing for the annual national APTA meeting held this year in Boston.  Thought it would be good to make sure all my readers were aware of this opportunity.  I was lucky enough to be available during the meeting this year. I will […]

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Does Reaching Behind the Back Reflect the Actual Internal Rotation of the Shoulder?

It is no secret that I am not a big fan of stretching the shoulder behind the back to gain internal rotation.  I have written about this in the past and even included it in my list of the 5 least favorite exercises.  I received a lot of feedback for this opinion, both positively and […]

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Optimal Shoulder Performance – Now Available!

I am happy to finally announce the introduction of my collaborative DVD box set with Eric Cressey, Optimal Shoulder Performance: From Rehabilitation to High Performance.  This is a 4-DVD box set of a lecture/lab presentation that Eric and I conducted over the winter. I want to give me readers a head start because we have […]

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Measuring Humeral Retroversion

Humeral retroversion is a well know entity in overhead athletes.  Several authors have done a great job exposing this phenomenon to us all.  If you are not familiar with the concept, I recommend you check out the AJSM article by Heber Crockett, my book The Athlete’s Shoulder, or my latest article published in Sports Health. […]

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