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Squat Depth: Does Deep Squatting Damage my Knee?

Date: March 13, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

Squatting is a freaking wonderful strength training exercise. Let’s start from there why don’t we? Squatting involves the coordinated action of a boatload of muscle groups surrounding the hip, knee ankle, and core - so it provides a huge bang-for-buck in terms of body wide gains in strength and muscle mass....

Volleyball ACL tear - prevention exercise and jump considerations

Date: February 10, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

Volleyball blocking and hitting, how can I protect my knees from ACL injury? Volleyball… what a sport, am I right? When played well (and let’s not sugarcoat it, “well” may not always be a fully accurate description of my performance) it is an elegant, fast paced and hard hitting sport that is deservedly one...

Why does my hip hurt when I squat? Femoroacetabular impingement exercises.

Date: January 8, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

Why does my hip hurt when I squat? Femoroacetabular impingement considerations. There are many clinical situations where restricted movement at the hip is apparent. Arthritis, joint prosthetics (ie. you’ve had a hip replacement!), traumatic damage like a capsular or labral tear, joint necrosis… the list goes...

Closed chain exercise for rotator cuff dysfunction

Date: December 19, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

Ah, the old rotator cuff dysfunction, among the most common injuries sported by people who come to see me  in the clinic.   While common, rotator cuff injuries can be, frankly, a total pain to work with. They are sensitive and finicky, meaning that when they are injured they are easy to reinjure, and when they...

Patellar Tendinopathy - A home based exercise to treat jumpers knee

Date: September 30, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

A Calisthenic exercise alternative to treat patellar tendinopathy. Patellar tendinopathy is a very common injury that affects athletes  of all stripes, not to mention the rest of us as well! While it is present in people of all kinds of physical activity profiles, it is especially an issue among jumping athletes,...

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