Even though our small practice in Birmingham, AL is comprised of a mostly athletic patient base, every once in a while a patient comes along that we don’t think of as our typical ‘athlete’. In this case the patient that presented to me was a six-year-old boy that we will call ‘Bobby’ for the purposes of this article.Read More
Get a male lion and a female tiger together and you get a liger, a male cow and a female buffalo and you get a beefalo…now if we combine preventative body maintenance and functional fitness we could arrive at ‘Crossfit’. I emphasize could arrive at ‘Crossfit’ because as we all very well know, not all boxes/gyms are created equal. Within the same zip code we could have a variety of gyms, all with their own unique identity, programming, athletes and struggles.Read More
Today's blog is going to focus on the need to take some athletes back to the basics in order to fully alleviate an injury, or to fully realize their optimum performance.
There are two different scenarios that I deal with on a daily basis in my clinic. The athlete or patient that comes in with an acute or chronic injury that is not allowing them to perform to the best of their ability or sometimes at all. Or, the patient/athlete is seeking an assessment, correctives, therapy or combination of all or any of these in order to push them to the next level. Should I treat these two scenarios the same, in terms of rehabilitation, training and athletic development?Read More
Let me preface this entry by saying that Gray Cook is an incredibly intelligent guy and he has been at the forefront of the "movement to movement", so for that I have to thank him. He has definitely influenced my education in only positive ways.Read More