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RETURN-TO-SPORT MOVEMENT EVALUATION Many athletes go through their rehabilitation program and reach a certain point where they feel no pain, they appear strong and they seem to pass the “eye test.” However, how do you truly know if you are ready to get back on the court or field? At PIM, we utilize a movement-based test protocol to determine if the athlete is physically ready to return to high-level activities. We provide a diagnostic report, which can provide the surgeon and family on how high or low their risk for re-injury is. We hope to make this a requirement for all surgeons in their preparation for discharging ACL patients. WHO IS THIS FOR? 1. Recovering athletes thinking about returning to sport (i.e. ACL reconstruction) 2. Parents hoping to find a functional return-to-sport evaluation for their child 3. Surgeons or physicians looking for a movement-based functional test to assist in return-to-play decisions WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME? This evaluation will provide you with: 1. A movement-based grade report to determine if you are at a high or low risk for re-injury. 2. A functional strength report to identify any remaining weaknesses you have in your body. 3. An individualized, performance-based movement training program to fix any biomechanical deficits. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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MOVEMENT PATTERN TRAINING All training programs are not created equal. Some programs focus on improving flexibility and building strength, while others include skill-specific training to maximize an athlete’s skill set. Movement Pattern Training is a movement-based training program designed by a sports movement expert to efficiently target the individual’s specific weaknesses and maximize their sport-specific movement skill (performed after the Sports Movement Analysis). The progressive task breakdown and sport-specific context makes this movement training program unique. WHO IS THIS FOR? 1. Elite or recreational athletes looking for to fix their movement-related causes for injury and/or poor performance 2. Coaches trying to reduce their team’s risk for injury while maximizing athletic performance WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME? 1. This highly detailed training program will significantly reduce your risk of injury and improve your speed, power and explosiveness specific to your sport. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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MOVEMENT PATTERN TRAINING All training programs are not created equal. Some programs focus on improving flexibility and building strength, while others include skill-specific training to maximize an athlete’s skill set. Movement Pattern Training is a movement-based training program designed by a sports movement expert to efficiently target the individual’s specific weaknesses and maximize their sport-specific movement skill (performed after the Sports Movement Analysis). The progressive task breakdown and sport-specific context makes this movement training program unique. WHO IS THIS FOR? 1. Elite or recreational athletes looking for to fix their movement-related causes for injury and/or poor performance 2. Coaches trying to reduce their team’s risk for injury while maximizing athletic performance WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME? 1. This highly detailed training program will significantly reduce your risk of injury and improve your speed, power and explosiveness specific to your sport. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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ACL REHABILITATION: WHEN TO RETURN TO SPORT? It may take roughly 6-9 months to rehabilitate from an ACL reconstruction. In a recent review of literature by Barber-Westin and Noyes, the authors reported that decisions on return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction included the combination of the following 3 factors: 1) Knee musculature strength 2) Lower-limb symmetry (as measured with a single leg hop test) 3) Clinical examination of the knee (e.g., range of motion, edema) They also reported that ACL failure or reinjury rates in these studies, with a minimum follow-up time of 2 years, ranged from 0 to 24%, and the injury rate of the contralateral ACL ranged from 0% to 15%. Why is the reinjury rate reportedly as high as 24%? Current post-ACL reconstruction rehabilitation programs may not be optimally effective in addressing deficits related to the initial injury and the subsequent surgical interventions; The criteria used to return an athlete to sports may not be adequate to identify residual functional deficits and fully assess readiness to return to play; Postsurgical rehabilitation, while addressing the deficits related to the injury and surgery, may not fully address the likely preinjury predisposing factors on the injured as well as the uninjured side; Residual deficits on the post-surgical limb place the uninjured limb at greater risk of injuries upon return to high-level activities. There have been numerous studies performed that provide evidence on injury biomechanics and ACL injury risk (e.g. a non-contact ACL injury is 2.5 times more likely to occur when the knee collapses inward during a jump landing task). That’s why we developed Return-to-Sport evaluation tests to provide functional strength reports and individualized, performance-based movement training program for athletes trying to get back in the game ...

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Menopause can be a tough time of adjusting to changes in the body. But many of the changes are things that fit perfectly in line with physical therapy. Bone Density will often decrease with menopause, but the activities prescribed by a PT can keep levels up and your bones strong Hot flashes are one of the most infamous effects of menopause. Generally, this is due to the fluctuating hormone levels in the body. Similar to its assistance in managing pain and cramping during periods, regular aerobic exercise can help bring balance in the fluctuation. A therapist can design an exercise routine perfect for you that is also safe and can make sure your chances for future injury are as low as possible. Outside of the 2% of the American population who are underweight, generally people are upset by weight gain. With the body changing, weight gain can be a common issue and at that, one that aging can lead to as well. As we age our muscle mass decreases year by year unless we actively oppose it. Therefore, we may be eating based on a metabolism that was more in line with our past selves with greater muscle mass and metabolism. The activities a PT can give you can not only help you lose weight but keep your metabolism high to help burn fat even when you are not exercising. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda #Menopause ...

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On top of the benefits of recovering from an injury, physical therapy can have many beneficial side effects. Cardiovascular diseases normally are not associated with physical therapy. The WHO reported that in 2005, 30% of deaths globally was from cardiovascular disease. Almost 8 million people died from heart disease, and 6 million from strokes. But more often than not, the aerobic conditioning and strength training that can come about by physical therapy has been seen to be very beneficial for people at risk of heart problems. One of the major issues that can lead to heart problems is raised blood pressure. There are numerous studies showing the ability of exercise to decrease blood pressure, with one by the American College of Sports Medicine showing the numbers dropping by around 10. (for example, 130 over 90 to 120 over 80) In the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy a study by Taylor et all showed that physical therapy was beneficial for things such as multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic low back pain like you would expect. But it also showed benefits for coronary heart disease, chronic heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “Therapeutic exercise was more likely to be effective if it was relatively intense and there were indications that more targeted and individualized exercise programs might be more beneficial than standardized programs.” Studies like these are part of the reason why we individualize our treatment for each and every person who comes in for therapy or training here. If you have been injured or want to prevent getting injured in the future, physical therapy may have more benefits then you first expected. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda #heart #hearthealth #heartattack #cardiovascular #cardiovascularhealth #stroke ...

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It is very likely that you have had a headache. The WHO reports that in a year, half of the adult population has had a headache. With an estimated 75% of earth’s population being adults, that means there are over 5.25 billion adults currently living, so that means in a year, around 2.6 billion people have a headache. In a day, that’s 7 million people with a headache. And that number is just about the same as the number of things that can cause a headache. One leading cause in America is dehydration, as well as stress and lack of sleep. But maybe you have gotten your 6-8 hours of sleep, 6-8 glasses of water, and read 6-8 stress management books without any fix. If you suffer from regular headaches and you have tried many different things to get them to go away, it is possible physical therapy could be the next step you should take to alleviate your pain. Minor injuries to your head, neck, or jaw could all be major causes of headaches. As you are reading this, it may be a good time to sit up and fix your posture, since bad posture can lead to chronic headaches as well. Physical Therapy can help the body heal from past injuries that we thought were all taken care of as well as strengthen areas of the body that lack the strength needed to function pain free. If your headaches are being a real pain in the neck, physical therapy could bring you that much needed relief. It may only be a small pinching when using a computer or doing certain activities, but it can often be the small things we see as insignificant that we let pile until they incapacitate us. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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Why Choose PIM? 1. Clarification and Education In a world of free and shared information, it is understandable that a person could be confused with what their “diagnosis” is and what they would need to do to fix it. As a specialty clinic, it is our job to provide you with the latest evidence-based information and tangible treatment options. 2. Technology and Athletic Movement Specialists Athletes move at high speeds, which can be difficult to measure through the naked eye. Nowadays, technology and innovation is a necessity in the athletic performance and diagnostic world to capture these high-level movements. Our movement specialists will be able to capture these movements with use of state-of-the-art motion capture system and break down each movement to assess an athlete’s risk for injury and potential for maximum performance. 3. Individualized and Measurable Without quantifiable data and measurable metrics, a person’s physical status and the subsequent progress can be inefficient. With our evidence-based assessments and measurable information with use of the latest technology, an athlete’s movement pattern acquisition will be specific and efficient. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda #pttech ...

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BODY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION Power, speed, agility, and endurance are necessary tools for an athlete to function at a high level. To achieve maximal athletic gains, one must be able to quantify their performance at the start and efficiently progress accordingly based on the appropriate baseline measurements obtained in the Body Performance Evaluation. The tests and measures can be geared towards the athlete’s desired sport. WHO IS THIS FOR? 1. The athlete looking to establish their performance measures (i.e. vertical jump height) 2. The individual looking to maximize their athletic potential and body efficiency WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME? 1. To objectify an athlete’s performance metrics for baseline measures: a. Measurements of height, weight, wingspan, vertical jump and body fat percentage b. Muscle flexibility and strength measures c. Proprioception and balance tests d. Timed agility tests e. Functional endurance tests 2. To assess an individual’s muscular performance with use of surface electromyography (sEMG) #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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Throwing Return-To-Sport: Upper Extremity Functional Testing and Sport-Specific Rehabilitation Return-to-sport criteria and testing for the lower quarter (i.e. anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction injuries) have been heavily researched over the years. (More recently, these tests have evolved into a movement-based testing criteria that focuses on movement quality and the biomechanical risk factors for ACL injury) Conversely, there seems to be less attention to return-to-sport testing for the upper extremity. Regardless of the validity and specificity of the return-to-sport tests, a safe and expedient return to full sports participation requires a nearly complete return of many physical attributes. These attributes include muscular flexibility, strength, power, endurance and functional movement patterns (Myer et al 2011). The overhead throwing motion is a coordinated effort of muscle units from the entire body, culminating with explosive motion of the upper extremity (Seroyer et al 2010). The lower extremity and trunk generate and transfer energy to the upper extremity. Subsequently, a return-to-throwing program must challenge the lower extremity, trunk and upper extremity. Victor is a 15-year old baseball player (second baseman) who had a shoulder subluxation incident 2 months ago when attempting to dive for a ball. Since the injury, much of his initial rehabilitation was focused on restoring his shoulder range of motion, strength and throwing mechanics. Following our return-to-throwing program, our rehabilitation principle was to challenge the gluteals, abdominals and scapular stabilizers in static and dynamic positions. The final phase of the program includes challenging the entire movement system through repetitive throwing. Have you done enough to prepare your body for the biomechanical demands of your sport or activity? We at Institute for Precision In Movement can help. Visit us for a complimentary consultation to see how we can get you to the next level ...

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Why Should you participate in Physical Therapy? 1. Understanding Pain and its Relationship to Movement Many people do not realize that their every-day movements may be predisposing them to possible injury and pain. Typically, when a person is in pain, they attempt to reduce their pain through medication, massage or other modalities. As movement experts and pain science educators, physical therapists can perform functional examinations to identify an individual’s specific problem. From there, proper education and corrective exercises can be prescribed to address the complaint or concern. 2. Optimize Your Movement and Performance As experts in the human biomechanics and its connection to the numerous human body systems, physical therapists can not only alleviate pain but can also optimize an individual’s movements. Just like a person would take their car to an automobile mechanic, physical therapists can perform detailed assessments and “tune up” a person’s movement performance. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda @meganbatoon ...

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ARE YOU PROACTIVE? Being proactive, instead of reactive, can keep you playing your game the way you want to. What do the terms “proactive” and reactive” actually mean? According to the Merrian-Webster dictionary, the word proactive is defined as “controlling a situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems.” Reactive, on the other hand, is “doing something in response to a problem or situation.” Although this may be obvious, I want to bring in again the analogy of a car to highlight my point. You are driving along the freeway and all of the sudden the “check tire pressure” light flashes on. At your next destination, you take a survey of your car and find out that your front left tire is a little flat. You think to yourself, “Should I fill up the tire now or later?” Here is your dilemma: Are you going to: stop by at the next gas station and fill up the tire? Or, continue on driving around on a partially flat tire? Being proactive can take on many different forms. At the highest professional level, NBA players are being monitored for soreness, fatigue, quality of sleep and other factors that relate to recovery and performance. Beyond that, players are also now being monitored via wearable technology in practice and are having their movement patterns tracked in games. Any sign of decreased performance coupled with reports of fatigue can assist the coaching staff in determining whether that player needs to be rested or not. Director of Athletic Performance for the Golden State Warriors Keke Lyles agrees that most overuse injuries are fatigue-related. By using the latest technology, NBA teams are able to predict a player’s risk for injury and make the proper adjustments before any overuse injury can occur #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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ARE YOU CONSISTENT? Adopting and maintaining an injury prevention program can reduce your risk for injury. It is common knowledge that to achieve the optimal gains in any program, sticking to it will yield the expected results. This also holds true in the injury prevention field. A study performed by Mandelbaum and colleagues in 2005 suggested that undergoing a sport-specific injury prevention program can reduce an athlete’s risk for ACL injury by up to 88%. Another study showed that children as young as 9 can effectively improve their balance ability and vertical jump by completing an injury prevention program. The program was brief, requiring only 10 to 15 minutes of time, 3 days per week for 9 weeks, and easily substituted as a team warm-up activity. With the documented success of these programs, are they being implemented into high school athletics? A study performed by Marc F. Norcross and colleagues from Oregon State University suggests that 52% of the coaches are aware of the injury prevention programs (IPP) and 21% have implemented an IPP with their teams. For the coaches who did not adopt an IPP, these key reasons as to why they did not implement an IPP were found: Efficacious IPPs do not offer a relative advantage over coaches’ existing practices IPPs do not align with coaches’ needs (compatibility) IPPs are difficult to implement in their setting (complexity) What then is the solution? The authors recommended that increasing awareness is not enough. They suggested that coach education should “directly address issues related to relative advantage, compatibility, and complexity.” Another study performed by Myklebust and company in 2003 found that compliance rates influenced the effectiveness of an ACL prevention program. For those who were 28-44% compliant with the program, the ACL injury rate was unchanged. With those who were highly compliant, the decrease in ACL injury risk was substantial. It is evident that high compliance to an injury prevention program can greatly reduce an athlete’s risk for non-contact injuries. However, proper education and practical solutions must be provided to the coaches and training staff for improved adherence. ...

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ARE YOU INFORMED? Poor mechanics can increase your risk for injury. In the words of the movement systems pioneer and physical therapist Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, “Proper movement strategy can optimize performance and minimize tissue injury. Faulty strategy can compromise performance and lead to tissue injury.” Simply put, bad mechanics = higher risk for injury. Is this always the case? Some would say yes, others would say no. Which is correct? In the literature, there is evidence to suggest that diminished strength or poor biomechanics can lead to overuse injuries. Regarding the topic of ACL injuries, a study by Hewett and cohort concluded that a non-contact ACL injury is 2.5 times more likely to occur when the knee collapses inward during a jump-landing task. Every year, there are new studies being published for the sake of understanding this relationship. I would say yes, improper movement mechanics can lead to increased risk for injury and reduced athletic performance. – There are movement experts that can assess your risk for injury. Our bodies, much like a car, should be operated with care and precision. It is strongly recommended that a car owner should maintain their tire pressure at or above 32 PSI and rotate their tires every 6000-8000 miles (for most sedans). Where would (or should) a driver learn about proper vehicle maintenance? The answers: the vehicle owner’s manual and/or a certified automobile service expert. Unfortunately for us, a human body owner’s manual does not exist. Fortunately, however, there is an ever-growing body of research dedicated to understanding human movement and its relationship to injury and athletic performance. More importantly, there are human movement experts that are highly trained in movement diagnostics and treatment strategies. Orthopedic and/or sports physical therapists, along with athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians, comprise a comprehensive team of experts that can assess your injury risk and provide the athlete with evidence-based information along with ways to reduce your chance of injury. ...

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“Hard work pays off.” Many athletes, active individuals included, live by this age-old adage. It is, in a sense, an internal and unspoken mantra that can motivate a person to spend countless hours in the gym or on the field, trying to improve their skills. Imagine for a second that this athlete is you. Early morning practices, long-winded workouts…all for the sake of “getting better.” Fast-forward to the start of your season. It’s finally game time, your time to shine. Everything is feeling effortless and your confidence is sky-high. You are sprinting down the court, taking the rock coast-to-coast. A defender steps in front of you, making you to change your line to the rim. As you make your move, it happens. You hear a “pop” and you fall to the ground, fearing the worst. Your physician informs you that you have torn your ACL and are out for the rest of the season. The work you put in was paying off, but this injury (rather any injury) can keep you from showcasing your “hard work.” This extreme injury scenario is understandably dramatic but can be useful in prompting certain questions regarding athletic performance and injury prevention. Are these types of injuries preventable? If so, what can be done to minimize the risk of these injuries? The primary purpose of this post is to raise awareness regarding the connection between an athlete’s movement patterns and their risk for injury. By providing an essential checklist, the goal is to generate discussion and to provide a general solution. This is targeted for all active individuals that are invested in their athletic development and are gearing up for a long and healthy career. For the next three days, three questions will be posted to ask yourself before engaging in an activity for you or a loved one. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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SPORT-FOCUSED REHABILITATION A number of athletes undergo traditional rehabilitation and find themselves still unable to get back to their sport despite many months of therapy. We hope to change this. We specialize in return-to-sport rehabilitation. This means that we have sport-specific rehabilitation guidelines to get athletes back to the court or field with full strength and reduced risk of re-injury. Get back to your sport with full confidence. WHO IS THIS FOR? The active individual or athlete who is injured and looking for a movement-based approach WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME? To evaluate and provide an activity-specific plan to get you back to your sport or activity without fear of re-injury #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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SPORTS PERFORMANCE TRAINING Speed, Agility, Footwork, Vertical Jump and Power Development Our competitive edge is in our continuous tracking of progress. We test our athletes once every month to ensure efficient and maximal results. Using high-level training principles, we coach and train our athletes to reach their maximum potential. WHO IS THIS FOR? 1. Elite or recreational athletes looking for result-driven performance training to achieve greater athletic goals. 2. Coaches aiming to improve their team’s overall speed, agility and jumping ability. WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME? Our science-based training protocols have been proven to be highly effective to improve speed, agility and athletic power. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda ...

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MOVEMENT PATTERN TRAINING All training programs are not created equal. Some programs focus on improving flexibility and building strength, while others include skill-specific training to maximize an athlete’s skill set. Movement Pattern Training is a movement-based training program designed by a sports movement expert to efficiently target the individual’s specific weaknesses and maximize their sport-specific movement skill (performed after the Sports Movement Analysis). The progressive task breakdown and sport-specific context makes this movement training program unique. WHO IS THIS FOR? 1. Elite or recreational athletes looking for to fix their movement-related causes for injury and/or poor performance 2. Coaches trying to reduce their team’s risk for injury while maximizing athletic performance WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME? 1. This highly detailed training program will significantly reduce your risk of injury and improve your speed, power and explosiveness specific to your sport. #TrainingPrograms #Running #RunFree #VerticalJump #Agility #ChangeOfDirection #Speed #MechanicsMatter #InjuryPrevention #Biomechanics #PhysicalTherapy #SportsPhysicalTherapy #MovementTraining #RehabExperts #SportsPerformance #Fitness #SportsRecovery #InlandEmpire #SanBernardino #SoCal #Redlands #Lomalinda @wuysang_basketball ...

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Overhead Shoulder Stability and The “Core” Overhead athletes often suffer injury to the shoulder joint secondary to inherent instability. In the Crossfit population, this holds true as well. According to a survey performed in 2014 by Weisenthal et all, the shoulder was the most commonly injured body region among 486 CrossFitters. Why is this the case? The answer could lie in the biomechanical requirements of the movement. The performance of the overhead motions require highly skilled movements performed at high velocities. This requires flexibility, muscular strength, coordination, synchronicity and neuromuscular control at the shoulder complex (Wilk et al 2009). A faulty or compensated movement pattern can lead to excessive abnormal accessory gliding, thereby increasing trauma to the joint and causing increased risk for dysfunction and pain (Comerford 2001). In order to maintain functional stability during limb movement, muscular strength and endurance is required locally around the shoulder girdle. Beyond that, in sports that require a great degree of overhead skill, the “core” or abdominal muscles are instrumental in maintaining proper lumbopelvic stability. The “core” musculature provides a foundation upon which muscles of the upper and lower extremities rely (Willardson 2007). We as physical therapists see this quite often. Jacob from Crossfit Myriad (Redlands, CA) is a crossfitter that came to us hoping to address any muscular imbalances and movement inefficiencies. In our assessment of Jacob’s snatch, we noticed that the left upper extremity was not level as compared to the right extremity at the peak of the snatch. Further evaluation revealed: diminished lateral abdominal activation and reduced scapular upward rotation endurance on the left shoulder girdle. Mobility assessment also revealed lack of end-range shoulder flexion and reduced thoracic extension. After taking him through a Crossfit-specific corrective exercise program to target his deficits, he is now able to perform his workouts with improved symmetry and even break some of his PRs. Are your shoulder and core muscles working at their best? If not, you may be at risk for a shoulder injury. ...

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SPORTS MOVEMENT ANALYSIS Your movements and mechanics can be the direct cause of your injury, pain or poor performance. At PIM, we study and understand sports movements. From our technology-based evaluation, we are able to discover the movement cause of your pain and movement-limiting concern. WHO IS THIS FOR? 1. Elite or recreational athletes looking to determine movement-related causes for injury and/or poor performance 2. Coaches trying to find the competitive edge for their team and reduce injury while maximizing performance 3. Sports agents aiming to protect their athletes and prolong their client’s athletic lifespan WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME? This evaluation will provide you with: 1. A movement-based grade report to determine if you are at a high or low risk for injury. 2. A functional strength report to identify any remaining weaknesses or muscular imbalances. 3. An individualized, performance-based movement training program to fix any biomechanical deficits. #trainingprograms #running #runfree #verticaljump #agility #changeofdirection #speed #mechanicsmatter #injuryprevention #biomechanics #physicaltherapy #sportsphysicaltherapy #movementtraining #rehabexperts #sportsperformance #fitnes #sportsrecovery #inlandempire #sanbernardino #socal #redlands #lomalinda #sportsperformance #sportsmovement ...

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