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6 exercises for shoulder stability

The shoulder joint is a work of art. It is intricately designed to allow an enormous range of motion (just think about how much more movement your shoulder has than your knee, for example) and precise control for fine arm and hand movements. Naturally, there is a cost for these advantages. In order to allow for […]

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Relief for a tight back

Hang out in any gym for an hour or so and you will see a lot of back extension. Lat pulls, barbell squats, cleans – extension, extension, extension. While this isn’t dangerous in and of itself, it is important to counter that uni-directional activity with some flexion. Yoga and general stretching is great to counter […]

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Top 5 preventable overuse injuries

Spend a few weeks in any physical therapy clinic and a common theme will begin to arise. The majority of individuals who seek treatment report that pain started gradually, without apparent cause, and got worse over weeks or months. This presentation is usually indicative of an “overuse” injury. Rather than resulting from a single traumatic […]

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Common injuries in throwing athletes

  The shoulder joint is designed to allow the most range of motion of any joint in the human body. Generally, this is more than enough motion to accomplish daily tasks and to manipulate our environment. Individuals that participate in throwing sports, particularly volleyball, tennis, and baseball, test the limits of range of motion and muscle […]