Altered hip mechanics (hip adduction, contralateral pelvic drop, internal rotation) are often associated with patellofemoral pain in female runners. This study evaluated basic gait retraining techniques using a full-length mirror in female runners with altered hip mechanics. Ten female runners with patellofemoral pain completed 8 sessions of mirror and verbal feedback
Traditionally, reactive or power training has been viewed as training used exclusively in athlete’s programs. Although this is an important component in the athlete’s protocol, it’s an equally important component in the exercise program for a typical gym member. Every activity we perform, whether on the playing field or during
By Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES With the advancements in technology and more people having to work on computers, the incidents of neck pain are becoming more prevalent. With some basic assessments and a systematic corrective exercise strategy, neck pain can be a thing of the past.
By Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES & PES Sugar continues to be a source of debate as obesity and diabetes rates continue to climb. Are simple sugars the cause? Before pointing the finger at simple sugars, we’ll provide you an overview of their functions and structure, while discussing key
Speed and agility training is crucial for basketball to improve footwork skills as well as improve cardiorespiratory stamina. Speed and agility training is also key in decreasing injury for basketball players. This article will review the rationale for speed and agility training for the sport of basketball and provide drills