The Ultimate Online Education Resource for Sports Medicine and Performance

Rehab WebinarsAfter months of work and planning I am super excited to announce a new website that I am involved with called  I have been talking for years about how much I love online education and how webinars are such an awesome learning opportunity, well this is the best yet! is just starting and we have a ton of great plans.  Kevin Wilk and I will be adding a lot of our educational material to the website and will use this as our home base for online webinars in the future.

We have also joined forces with the American Sports Medicine Institute to provide exclusive content from James Andrews, Glenn Fleisig, Kevin Wilk and more expert speakers.  We will be offering online recorded webinars from the ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course, the premier conference for learning everything there is to know about the overhead athlete.  We have a bundle of webinars from the 2011 ASMI Injuries in Baseball course available now and are working on putting together an even bigger package from the 2012 conference, probably some time this summer.

In addition, ASMI has weekly sports medicine conferences as part of their education curriculum that will be filmed and uploaded over time.  This is going to be a very comprehensive series of dozens of presentations on a wide range of sports medicine topics.  We hope this will become the go-to resource for sports medicine educations as it is the same educational content that is provided in the American Sports Medicine Institute fellowship programs for orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.

We also plan to have many, many more speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in physical therapy, orthopedic surgery, fitness, and more so stay tuned as we continue to grow and develop the site.  There are a bunch of webinars currently available, here are just a few:

  • ASMI Injuries in Baseball 2011 Bundle featuring over 4 1/2 hours of talks from James Andrews, Kevin Wilk, Glenn Fleisig, Mike Reinold, and more.
  • Putting it All Together: 35 Years of Baseball Injuries by James Andrews.
  • Biomechanics of the Shoulder and Elbow in the Throwing Athlete by Glenn Fleisig and David Fortenbaugh.
  • Biomechanics of Patellofemoral Rehabilitation by Mike Reinold.
  • Rehabilitation Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair by Mike Reinold.

Here are a couple of previews to wet your appetite as well:

Get a Free Webinar and 20% off all Webinars

To celebrate our new website, we have a few exciting offers to really over-deliver for my readers:

  • Go to and sign up for the free newsletter and you’ll get access to one of my webinars for free.
  • Newsletter subscribers will also receive updates when new webinars become available.  These updates will include special subscriber-only discounts for a limited time.  So sign up to receive an email when these new webinars are available so you can get a discounted price.
  • As a thank you to all my readers, I want to share a special coupon code for 20% off all webinars at, including the 2011 ASMI Injuries in Baseball bundle.  This is a limited time discount for the month as we introduce the website.  This offer expires at the end of February.  To receive the 20% off discount, enter coupon code REINOLDWEBINAR20.

Please check out the new website, sign up for the newsletter for the free webinar and discounts, and take advantage of the 20% off discount.  I hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think.

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Functional Stability Training of the Core – Live Seminar with Eric Cressey and Myself

It is with great pleasure that Eric Cressey and I are announcing a new live seminar that we are conducting this November.  We will be speaking on a new collaborative system that we are putting together for rehabilitation and performance training, called Functional Stability Training, and how to apply it specifically to the core.  I have been alluding to this over the past year or so in many of my articles and the system is a concept I have been thinking about for a long time.


Functional Stability Training

In order to function properly our joints need to be mobile, but control of this mobility is often less than optimal.  Unfortunately, this stabilization is often overlooked in the design or rehabilitation and performance programs.  Traditional program design relies too much on stretching what is tight and strengthening what is weak.  We are missing the boat on stabilization.

Basically, Functional Stability Training is how I approach building my rehabilitation programs for injured people and how Eric and I build corrective exercise progressions for performance training.  It is the integration of physical therapy and performance enhancement training, the integration of exercises and manual techniques, and the integration between mobility, strengthening, and dynamic stabilization.

If you have taken my course at or watched Eric and I’s Optimal Shoulder Performance DVD, then you know a little but about the basics of Functional Stability Training as it applies to the shoulder.  We are going to expand on that even more.


Functional Stability Training for the Core

This seminar will specifically discuss Functional Stability Training for the Core.  This isn’t the standard exercise progression for the core with sit ups, infomercial gimmicks and medicine ball tosses.  Rather, this is training the core to work the way it was intended to work – to provide stabilization of the trunk while simultaneously moving the extremities during functional activities.

Once you have trained the core to function properly on it’s own, functional exercise positions and progressions can occur.  Far too often we are all guilty of skipping steps or not mastering the basics before moving to advanced progressions.  This will only assure the reinforcement of poor movement patterns and lead to future muscle imbalances.

The progressions discussed are applicable to rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement programs.  For the rehabilitation specialist, the information will help you get away from traditional passive treatments and low back rehab exercise.  For the fitness and performance specialists, the information will help you achieve new progress with your clients to maximize functional and athletic potential.

There are a lot of “core training” programs out there.  Functional Stability Training of the Core is not intended to swamp you with the basics like non-functional anatomy of the spine.  Rather, this program quickly gets into technique and will show you a simplified approach to think about the core based on the TRUE FUNCTION of the core.  Simple, yet highly effective.

The seminar will be held at Cressey Performance in Hudson, MA (not too far outside Boston) on Sunday November 20, 2011.

Here is our current agenda:

  • Functional Stability Training – An integrated approach to rehabilitation and performance training – Reinold
  • Recent Advances in Core Performance – Understand the concept of Functional Stability Training for the Core, true function of the spine, and how this impacts injuries, rehab, and training – Reinold
  • Maintaining a Training Effect in Spite of Common Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity Injuries – Outlines the causes and symptoms of several common injuries encountered in the lower extremity, and how to train around these issues to keep clients/athletes fit during rehabilitation – Cressey
  • Understanding and Controlling Extension in Athletes – Looks into the causes of and problems with excessive lumbar extension, anterior pelvic tilt, and rib flairs in athletes – Cressey
  • LAB – Assessing Core Movement Quality:  Understanding where to begin with Functional Stability Training exercises for the core – Reinold
  • LAB – A Dynamic Progression of Core Performance Exercises  – Progression from simple core control to advanced rehab and training techniques – Reinold
  • LAB Understanding and Controlling Extension in Athletes – Progresses on the previous lecture with specific technique and coaching cues for exercises aimed toward those with these common issues – Cressey
  • LAB Advanced Stability: Training Power Outside the Sagittal Plane – Traditional power training programs are predominantly focused on the sagittal plane, but in most athletic endeavors – especially rotational sports – power must be displayed in other planes of motion – Cressey


Register Now

You can view more information and register for the seminar at


WARNING:  There are only 50 spots available for this live seminar.  Last seminar that Eric and I conducted, Optimal Shoulder Performance, sold out in just a week.  We fully expect this course to sell out in days.

How to Read Research Articles

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut, doing the same exercises and manual techniques with every person?  If you have been reading this website, my books or journal articles, or have seen me present at meetings, you know one thing I do is pride myself in is being up to date in current research.  I stay on top of all the research because I am always trying to get better.  If there is one thing I get complimented on the most, is that my teachings are up-to-date and everything I do is backed by research.  I don’t mind saying this hear to the 1000’s of people that will read this, but staying on top of the research is one of my “secrets” that has helped me become one of the “experts” in our fields (and I use that term loosely…).

I’ve written about how I think that implementing evidence based medicine into your practice doesn’t have to be that hard, and I truly believe this, but I still receive feedback from people that reading research articles is overwhelming.  Furthermore, many people still comment to me that they find it difficult to read journal articles and determine the quality of the study and if it has any clinical implications to us.  Honestly, that is part of why I started this website, to help with this exact problem.

Set Yourself Apart

I’ve said it over and over again but we need to be integrating current research into our evidence based practices.  This is what sets you apart from everyone else in our fields and what produces amazing outcomes.


How to Read Research Articles

Since the beginning of this website, I have always wanted to write a guide of some sorts on how to read and interpret research.  Luckily I never did get around to this as Mark Young has just recently released a new product called How to Read Fitness Research, and there is no way I would have made a product as good as Mark’s!  Rehab specialists, don’t let “Fitness” in the title make you think you won’t benefit, this applies to all research.   I haven’t talked to Mark yet, but I actually want to include some of his info in my online CEU programs.

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the program and I must say Mark has paid great attention to detail and has come up with a program to help us all get more out of research!  Mark has taken a pretty important, yet boring, topic and made it really simple and easy to understand things such as:

  • Learn where research comes from
  • Discover who pays for research and why it matters
  • Find out where to get research
  • Know which journals to read and which are a waste of time
  • Stop being confused with statistics and research jargon
  • Learn to apply research to your programs for INCREDIBLE results


How to Read Research


Here is a little preview of part of the program where Mark talks about some tips on staying on how he stays on top of the research, which is exactly what I do as well:


As you can see, it offers some value.  Don’t get me wrong, if you just recently graduated and have gone through a ton of research design courses, this probably isn’t to the level of detail that you are going to need this product, but for the majority of us, it is a pretty good review.

There is one thing I would add to the program for physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other rehabilitation specialists.  Mark talks about what journals he recommends you staying on top of for fitness specialists, I would add a few more:

  • JOSPT – Journal of Orthopedic Sports and Physical Therapy – the cream of the crop for ortho and sports PT journals.  Pretty technical but still quality.  The best reason to join the APTA and sports or ortho sections.
  • AJSM – American Journal of Sports Medicine – another elite journal, geared more towards ortho and sports physicians and surgeons and a gold mine of information for us too.
  • Sports Health – A fairly new journal designed for us all – docs, PT’s, ATC’s, fitnes specialists, etc. A little less technical (which is often good), but great.
  • JAT – Journal of Athletic Training – Official journal of the NATA and always has some good content.  Similar to JOSPT, likely the best benefit of joining the NATA.
  • JBMT – Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies – For those of us that enjoy different approaches, manual therapy, and expanding outside of the typical American thought process.  Edited by Leon Chaitow, you’ll enjoy the content.  As a side note, I believe that this is where Tom Myer’s Anatomy Trains concept really took a jump start.


Click here to find out more about How to Read Fitness Research

Updated 1/2016 – My New Shoulder Online Continuing Education Program Website!

Shoulder Seminar

I am extremely excited to announce my new format and website for my online CEU continuing education program on the Recent Advances in Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder.  I’ve been working on the new enhanced version of the program for the past month and it looks great.  Join me as I walk you through the science behind effectively working with the shoulder through online presentations, journal articles, book chapters, and discussion forums.  Online continuing education is an amazing format to learn and I know you’ll get a ton out of the program.  Visit my new website,, to learn more about the Shoulder Online Continuing Education Program, but check out the special offer below first!

Introduction – New Features:

The new website and format allows me to offer several new features that were not present in past versions of this program:

  • No more start and end dates! You now have the ability to register and begin at any time.  The program is still a 7-week long program, but now you can start when it is most convenient to you.  Every 7 days from the moment you sign up you will gain access to new weekly material.
  • CEU Approval! The program has been approved for 21 CEUs from the NATA and APTA (MA State Chapter) and 20 CEUs from the NSCA.  That is a ton of CEUs and those approvals should make it easy for you to submit to other approval boards – I’ll give you everything you need to do so.
  • New website format! The new website is much easier to navigate and will allow greater features for you to maximize your experience.
  • Members Only Forum! Membership to the program also gives you access to an exclusive forum for you to discuss the information presented, ask questions to the group and myself, and present difficult case studies of your patients and clients that you may need help with.
  • Online Access to DVDs! The clinical examination and treatment DVDs are now included in an online format for you to view on the course site.
  • New Bonus Content on Overhead Athletes! I am also including my two latest publications on examination and treatment of the overhead athlete.

Additional Benefits:

You can go to and read about all of the great features.  As always, don’t forget some of the original benefits of the program:

  • 24/7 Access Anywhere and Anytime – The ability to log on and learn whenever and wherever you may be.
  • Learn From Home – No travel costs and no time lost on the weekends!  Learn and digest the material in small chunks on a weekly basis rather than sitting through a weekend long seminar.  Apply the information immediately each week.
  • Refer Back Later – All readings and presentation outlines are downloadable for you to keep.

Don’t Take My Word For It

There are a TON of testimonials at from the past participants from around the world and across multiple disciplines.  Here are a few of my favorites:

“This course has significantly influenced the way I assess and treat shoulders.  MC. New Zealand

“The ability for me to choose when to study and where I study was huge.” H. Gaston, Jackson, MS

“Mike’s availability throughout the course was more personal and involved than many physically present teachers. Great course!”  Brooks L. Tiller, Hohenwald, TN

“I felt I learned as much if not more here than attending a course.” Kevin P, Manchester NH


Actually I have two special offers.  Subscribers to my newsletter received a HUGE $100 off discount and first access to the program over the last couple of weeks.  I’ll give you one more chance to benefit from this on Friday January 28, 2011.  I will send out the special discount code again Friday morning with my weekly wrap-up newsletter.  Subscribe to my newsletter today or tomorrow to get this discount, after that, it is gone!

For those that are reading this late or not interested in subscribing (though why wouldn’t you be???), I have a special offer for you too, join my program by the end of February and enter the coupon code below to receive a great offer of $50 off.

Go to to learn more information and join now.

Enter coupon code: FEB50 to receive $50 off.

Please be sure to enter the coupon code, if you do not, you won’t get the discount!

Hope to see you guys on the inside of my new online CEU continuing education program on the Recent Advances in Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder!

What an Exciting Month! Lots of Great New Content Coming!


As many of you probably know, my life gets a little bit more hectic in February, so I have been really trying to take advantage of the last few weeks to tackle some long term planning.  That being said, I actually have hit many of my project goals and have a lot of exciting things coming your way over the few months.  And I’m not just talking about all these cool new scribbles and annotations I have been doing with my new tablet (see above image and my past articles on McConnell patellofemoral taping and shoulder impingement)!

New Website Design

For my long term readers, you know that my webpage has been pretty much the same since the beginning.  I actually still like the theme and have tweaked and enhanced it over the years, but I’m either bored or it’s getting stale, probably a bit of each.  I also started this website with very naïve web-skills and a basic free blogger account.  I still would recommend this for many people and it has served me well, but I am ready for the jump to WordPress and a new theme.  Look out for a brand new fresh look on this site that should be easier to navigate and allow me to present information even better in the future.  I’m hoping for the end of the month, maybe February.

New Online CEU Program

A little over a year ago I developed and introduced an amazing online continuing education program for the Recent Advances in Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder.  The general concept was to take a weekend seminar and present it in chunks over the course of 7 weeks so that you can slowly integrate and apply the info (and avoid falling asleep in the back of the room during a seminar…).  The response was overwhelming and I open and closed the doors to the program three times, selling out each enrollment in a matter of days.

I am completely revamped the website and have incorporated much of the feedback that past participants provided.  There are many new features, a bit of a refresh and update of the content, and a great new website.  Here is a sneak peek:


Among many of the new features of the program, I am really excited the most about these:

  • You can now sign up and begin the program 24/7, anytime you want.  No start and end dates.  You will automatically get access to the week 1 material and 7 days from signing up will have access to week 2.  Now you don’t have to wait and can start when most convenient to you.
  • Access from any place at any time, you only need internet access.
  • More streamlined website.  Again, similar to above, moving over to a better website design on WordPress, should make for a better experience.
  • Members online discussion forum that is more advanced than past sessions.
  • CEU approval from the NSCA and APTA (still waiting from the NATA…  hello…  Bueller…  Bueller…)

I’m really looking forward to this and hope to launch this month.  Stay tuned, but more importantly, newsletter subscribers will get a special limited-time discounted price, so sign up for the newsletter now to not miss out.

New 2011 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar


Many of you probably remember that I participated in my friend Joe Heiler’s, of, annual teleseminar series “Sports Rehab to Sports Performance.”  If you are new to this site or missed it, here is my actual portion of the program from last year for you to review.

The Free 2011 Series Starts Next Week

The 2011 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar will be starting next week, January 11th, so you’ll want to sign up now to get all the details.  One interview per week for 10 weeks, and its completely free!  I don’t know how he does it, but this year’s line up is even better than last!

  • Sue Falsone PT, Athletes’ Performance and LA Dodgers
  • Ron Hruska – PT, Postural Restoration Institute
  • Dr. Mike Leahy – DC, Active Release Technique
  • Thomas Myers – LMT, ‘Anatomy Trains’
  • Brian Grasso – International Youth Conditioning Association
  • Greg Roskopf – Muscle Activation Technique
  • Brian Mulligan – PT, Mulligan Concept, Mobilizations with Movement
  • Dr. Warren Hammer – DC,  Graston Technique, Fascial Manipulation
  • Dan John – Strength Coach, ‘Never Let Go’
  • Gray CookPT, FMS, ‘Movement’ Book

The lecture series will kick off on Tuesday January 11th at 8pm, with a new interview posted every Tuesday evening through March 15th.  Each interview will be available for the entire week on a free page on the site so you can catch them when you’ve got the time.

Click on the link below for more details and to sign up, and then look for the weekly e-mail with the link to the interviews:

2011 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar

Should be another great teleseminar series with lots of great information you can use with your patients and athletes right away.  I have really enjoyed this in the past and look forward to hearing all these great speakers this year!

Big thanks to Joe for putting this together AND offering it for FREE!

Joe’s website in general is really amazing and a great resource, I am WAY behind on this but want to write up a nice review of the site for all my readers so they know more about it, look for it over the coming months.

New Collaboration with Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson

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Eric, Mike, and I have been putting our heads together now since the summer regarding the development of a new education product that should be outstanding.  Stay tuned for more info but it will involve a collaboration of presentations and we have even discussed making it a yearly “web symposium” of some sorts.  We are still working out the details but look for this in the early summer hopefully!  Now all I need is a cool photo of me flexing like these guys and I’m all set!

Much to look forward to in the upcoming few weeks to months!  Thanks for joining me on the ride!


My Next Online Continuing Education Mentorship Program Begins October 4!


Are you ready to take your knowledge of the shoulder to the next level?

If you are a newsletter subscriber, you know that I just announced last week that my online continuing education mentorship program on the recent advances in evidence based evaluation and treatment of the shoulder is set to begin again on Monday October 4th.

This is a 7-week online program where I walk you through a program designed to enhance your clinical examination and treatment skills. I’ll share with you the evidence-based scientific and clinical rationale behind what you need to know to make an immediate impact on your ability to work with shoulder patients.  I love the online, “study at your own pace” format, but I know many of you doubt this format.  Here is what a few attendees from my last program said:

“This course has significantly influenced the way I assess and treat shoulders.” MC. New Zealand

“I can honestly say this is probably one of, if not the best course I have taken. The ability for me to choose when to study and where I study was huge.” H. Gaston, Jackson, MS

Mike’s availability throughout the course was more personal and involved than many physically present teachers. Great course!  Brooks L. Tiller, Hohenwald, TN

“I felt I learned as much if not more here than attending a course.” Kevin P, Manchester NH

“Great format for learning.”  VVW, Tucson

This program continues to grow and has sold out every time I have offered it in the past and I only offer it a couple of times a year. This will fill up prior to the start date so don’t delay.  I announced this first on my newsletter and already have many people registered.

For more detailed information, testimonials, and to register for the October 4th program, click here –> Online CEU Course

Hope to see you online!

2010 Sports Physical Therapy Team Concept Conference

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Registration has begun for this year’s Team Concept Conference by the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.  This is a great course that I’ll be speaking at this year and has tons of great talks and speakers.  Plus, it’s in Vegas!  Dates are December 2-4, 2010.  Here is what the Sports Section is saying about the course:

Join practitioners on the leading edge of sports physical therapy at the 2010 Team Concept Conference! Clinicians from around the world will gather in Las Vegas to share their knowledge and experience with attendees. Intense lab courses, pre-conference sessions, an exciting vendor expo, and opportunities to talk with presenters one-on-one are all part of this year’s conference.

Here are the speakers:

  • – David Altchek, MD
  • – Mario Bizzini, PT, MS
  • – Jaynie Bjornaraa, PT, PhD, MPH, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • – Mark DeCarlo, PT, DPT, MHA, SCS, ATC
  • – John DeWitt, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
  • – Terry Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS
  • – Marty Huegel, PT, MEd
  • – Walt Jenkins, DHS, PT, ATC/L
  • – Mike Kordecki, PT, DPT, ATC
  • – Andre Labbe, PT
  • – Henning Langberg, PT, PhD, SSPT
  • – Rob Manske, PT, DPT, Med, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • – Keith Meister, MD
  • – Stephen Nicholas, MD
  • – Phil Page, PT
  • – Russ Paine, PT          
  • – Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • – Teresa Schuemann, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • – Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS
  • – Tim Tyler, PT, MS, ATC
  • – Mike Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC
  • – Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT

Visit the Sports Section’s website for more information.  Should be fun.

New Free eBook and Webinar Now Available

imageI’ve Just put the final touches on two new exciting products and they are ready to roll.  The first is a new eBookSolving the Patellofemoral Mystery” based on my past posts on the evaluation and treatment of the patellofemoral joint.  It is 36-pages in total and puts all the information together in a nice package with lots of great pictures.  A great resource that I am sure will help you understand patellofemoral pain better and treat it more effectively

imageThe second is a recording of my recent live webinar on “What’s New For 2010?”  It is a 30-minute webinar presentation with a few audience Q&A’s at the end.  I discuss a few new concepts and exercises I have recently started performing including info on minimizing upper trapezius dominance and enhancing serratus anterior activation through a few new exercises.

You may noticed already on my website already, but I have these two new products available as free bonuses for newsletter subscribers.  To get both new items plus all of the previous benefits, subscribe now!  I’ve talked about the benefits of subscribing to my newsletter in the past, but I’ll recap here as well.


Benefits of Subscribing to my FREE Newsletter

  • Additional quick clinical commentaries and pearls not found on this website
  • Links to other great information and videos around the web. 
  • Answers to reader questions.
  • Recaps of some of the great discussions on this website
  • Special offers, contests, and promotions from myself and
  • And more things to come!
  • Plus the 3 FREE bonuses below

Best of all, the newsletter is free.  Many of my long time readers have actually told me they love the newsletter as much as my website.  It’s a perfect compliment.  And trust me, I hate spam too, you will not be bombarded with spam and your email will not be shared.  I usually have about 2 newsletters a month.



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