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Super 8 – Part ll

Happy 2017 everyone!  We are going to continue our series on ACL Home exercises…..specifically “The Super 8” program we have here at Team PT.  The following are the next series of exercises in this “Super 8” plan.  Thus, these should be added to the previous pictures illustrated in the last Trainers Tips. The first exercise…

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Super 8 – HEP for ACL patients

This month we wanted to give our leg patients/ACL patients at home a great HEP (Home Exercise Plan) to supplement what they might already be doing.  We call these 8 exercises our “Super 8”.  Today we will focus on the first 2 exercises of this series.  The first exercise is called Fire Hydrant w/kicks.  The…

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Super 8 – HEP for ACL patients

This month we wanted to give our leg patients/ACL patients at home a great HEP (Home Exercise Plan) to supplement what they might already be doing. We call these 8 exercises our “Super 8”. Today we will focus on the first 2 exercises of this series. The first exercise is called Fire Hydrant w/kicks. The…

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Throwing Elbow Pain?

If you are an overhead athlete of any kind I’m sure you have experienced some elbow discomfort during your athletic career. Many times the joint is tight due to repeated movements without proper stretching. The following stretches are commonly used with our pitchers that complain of Flexor mass or distal triceps discomfort post throwing. However,…

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Low Back Pain?

Happy Fall 2016 everyone. It seems at one point or another we have all complained about some level of low back pain, especially at the end of the day. In this session of Trainers Tips we want to show you a very simple, yet effective back stretch to relieve that “achy” back. The below stretch…

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“J” stretch

Hello Team family!  Praying you had a great Spring and Summer.  I apologize for the hiatus but we are back here @ Training Tips!  The following stretches are for everyone with lower body tightness / lumbar tightness.  We especially have our athletes perform these stretches Pre and Post workouts to ensure proper mobility for optimal…

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Hip Mobility for Baseball Players

Hello Team family!  This Training Tips is focused on a collection hip/lower leg mobility stretches especially designed for the overhead athlete.  Anyone who throws needs to have ample lower body mobility to ensure proper mechanics throughout the throwing motion.  Recent studies have shown a link between tight hip musculature and an increase in adolescent elbow/shoulder…

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Team Tassy

Hello everyone!  Happy 2016!  I wanted to start the year off focusing on an outreach to Haiti.  We have a former PT joining this effort next month and I wanted to bring it to our PT family here.  The organization is called Team Tassy.  Their goal is to eliminate poverty worldwide through making good choices…

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Postural Control Exercises

This month we continue looking at the shoulder complex, sildenafil most importantly the Scapula and it’s relationship to proper shoulder ROM. The last few sessions on Trainers’ Tips have focused on moving a Frozen shoulder using easy at-home exercises.  Now we focus on proper posture using a couple easy Scap Pinch exercises.  Proper placement of…

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Seated Scap Squeeze

Many shoulder injuries are a result of poor Scapular Humeral Rhythm.  That is simply the relationship between the motion of the shoulder blade and the humeral head.  One simple exercise that anyone can do at work or at home is what we call “Chair Doug’s” or “Seated Scap Squeeze”.  This exercise will help strengthen the…

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