prehab4performance Tag

Dr. Stuart McGill debunks 6 common myths around Low Back Pain Myth # 1: Back injuries are rare. Myth # 2. You need a flexible back. Myth # 3. To avoid injury, you need a strong back. Myth # 4. ...

I feel that picking a day a week to do some strength training would be best. Core should be done 3-4 days a week, RECOVERY/ REGEN daily if appropriate: foam roller/mobility. So I thought I would take you through the following: Mobility Warm...

Lumbar radicular symptoms can be caused by lumbar intervertabral disc herniations. If a disc injury is positively established through diagnostic imaging, surgery is a commonly recommended approach. Flexion/Distraction manipulation is a therapeutic alternative that may offer relief for subjective complaints and elimination of...

MUSCLE CRAMPS Most commonly these occur at night and affect the legs, especially the calf muscles, and the feet. These kinds of cramps occur more frequently in elderly people. ...

The following is an article posted in the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons website www.aaos.org Youth Sports Injuries Background: Physical activity is a great way for kids to build bone strength, prevent obesity and stay healthy, when paired with safety and prevention practices. With youth sports injuries...

Strength coach Michael Boyle and Physical Therapist Gray Cook have written about the Joint by Joint Approach. There are principles of human movement dictated by biomechanics of the joints.  All joints need full range of motion, and at the same time they require stability from surrounding...

A Half Ironman (or Half Iron-distance) Triathlon consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, finished off with a 13.1 mile run.  Double that for  the Full IM.  These distances require a great deal of conditioning, time and training. What conditioning...

A coaching program is essential. Even if you use it only as a guide, it is helpful to have a structured plan to go off of. You can then tailor it based on your needs, the need for rest time, the need to work around...

Regular use of the foam roller is a great way to loosen tight restricted soft tissues and is a critical tool for daily use to develop better movement. How to Use a Foam Roller...