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Why Squatting Will Not Help You Throw Harder From The Mound

Let me take you on a journey through the biomechanics of pitching. Most people understand that power comes from the lower half when throwing a baseball. So, what workouts do you do for the lower half — Squats, deadlifts or leg presses? Many would argue that these exercises are unnecessaryRead More…

Common Faulty Movement Patterns Involving the Shoulder and Neck

Some of the most common problems that we see are due to poor motor control, especially of the scapula. Just an anatomy and biomechanical review: The shoulder complex is comprised of 3 very important joints that all need independent motion. These joints are the Glenohumeral Joint (the joint that youRead More…

Common Faulty Movement Patterns Involving The Low Back

As we have said in multiple other posts, pain is a warning sign. Low back pain is no exception. It tells us that something is not quite right. Many have likened the prevalence of low back pain to an epidemic. Why the sudden increase in low back pain?? There areRead More…

Knee Pain

Everyone at some point in their life has had knee pain. Most commonly this pain is at the front of the knee and may hurt walking up and down stairs. Knee pain comes and goes but it is a huge sign that biomechanically something isn’t right. The knee is consideredRead More…

Don’t Fall Victim To Unnecessary Sports Injuries

Don’t Fall Victim To Unnecessary Sports Injuries

Unnecessary sports injuries are an absolute tragedy for young athletes. These type of injuries are noncontact in nature and are more common than you may think. Over ⅓ of knee injuries in women’s soccer are noncontact in nature (1). The sad part is that most of these injuries can beRead More…

Dry Needling? No Way, I Hate Needles!

Dry Needling? No Way, I Hate Needles!

What is Dry Needling? To put it simply, dry needling is another way to manage pain (remember managing pain does not fix the problem). It focuses on addressing trigger points. Trigger points are those “knots” you feel that cause pain. Sometimes the pain is localized to the area of theRead More…