CES CPT Joint Health

Joint Hypermobility: The Shoulder

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
Everyone is quick to talk about “tightness.” The calves are tight; the hip flexors are tight; the low-back is tight; the shoulders and the neck are tight. It’s true that many people are tight and restricted, but what about those that have too much ...
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CPT Research Study Sports Performance stretching Joint Health

Research in Review: SMR or Static Stretching for the ROM Win with Overhead Athletes?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
Does using self-myofascial release (SMR), static stretching, or a combination of both, improve range of motion (ROM) for overhead athletes? See what the results were for these softball players.
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CES Fitness Sports Performance Joint Health

Shoulder Function: Enhancing Scapular Stabilization

Thomas F. West, PhD, LAT, ATC |
Our upper extremity is designed around our hands, our primary tool in manipulating objects in our environment. To this end, the shoulder complex provides the upper extremity with a wide range of motion, allowing us to position our hands in front of, ...
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CES Workout Plans Joint Health

Squat Form - What Does It Tell Us? Part 2

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA |
Assessing this full body movement provides a foundation for designing a client’s exercise program. See how to use the results of a squat assessment to incorporate corrective exercise strategies and potentially lower injury risks.
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CES CPT Workout Plans Joint Health

Squat Form – What does it tell us? Part 1

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA |
The ability to perform a squat, goblet squat, partial squat, you name it, is an essential primal movement in life we must all be able to do, whether you are 8 or 80 years old. When we think of a squat, most of us associate the move with weight training ...
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American Fitness Magazine Joint Health

How to Prevent Swimmer's Shoulder

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA |
  Originally appeared in the 2016 summer issue of American Fitness Magazine. Shoulder pain is the most common complaint among swimmers, both competitive and recreational, with prevalence ranging from 40 to 91%.1 This is partly due to the repetitive ...
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CES Fitness Joint Health

Preventing shoulder and rotator cuff injuries through corrective exercise programming (Part 2)

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA |
Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries related to the rotator cuff are common issues within the general population and among athletes. This article will provide you with background knowledge and practical suggestions on how to prevent or improve conditions ...
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CES Sports Performance Joint Health

Preventing rotator cuff injuries with Corrective Exercise

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA |
Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are among the most common conditions within the general population and among athletes. Approximately 75 to 80% of these are caused by conditions related to the rotator cuff (1). The rotator cuff consists of four ...
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CES Sports Performance Workout Plans Joint Health

The Swimmer's Shoulder: A Corrective Exercise Perspective

DeWayne Smith, MS, NASM-CES, PES, CNC |
Are your swimming clients at risk for Swimmer’s Shoulder? The repetitive overhead movements, combined with faulty stroke mechanics and postural distortion patterns can place the shoulder joint in a risky position. Put the NASM Corrective Exercise ...
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Joint Health

Knee Biomechanics: What is Screw Home Rotation?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Often we take for granted our body's ability to move. Movement occurs quickly and often without thought. But take a deeper look beneath the surface and you will understand why simple movements, like bending at the knee, require complex interactions ...
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