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Throwers and Overhead Athletes⁣

Here’s a really quick way to improve your shoulder mobility immediately. ⁣

Use the Internal Rotation check (hand behind your back) to check your motion first. ⁣

Then go into the stretch to open up the joint. ⁣

Here’s how you do i...

Serratus Anterior is probably one of the most underworked and overlooked muscles of the shoulder. ⁣ ⁣ It’s hard to even see on most people unless you’re an MMA fighter or a boxer. ⁣ ⁣ But it’s vital to overhead movement. ⁣ ⁣

Here’s one of my favs for activating the Serr...

Throw, lift, or hit overhead?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

Better check internal rotation of your shoulder. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

Here’s a really fast check to see how flexible your rotator cuff and posterior (back side) shoulder joint is. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Flexibility and mobility are so overlooked in developing true s...

Shoulder Stretch for Lats.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to stretch extremely tight Lats on athletes. ⁣ ⁣ You can get so much more range out of the shoulder into flexion (reaching up) when they aren’t so tight pulling against you. ⁣ ⁣

Here’s a simple stretc...

April 30, 2019

Hey Throwing Athletes⁣ ⁣

Try this exercise and see how stable your shoulder really is. ⁣ ⁣

This is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to stabilizing the shoulder for overhead activity such as a throw. ⁣ ⁣ You have to rely on grip, shoulder and shoulder blade st...

April 22, 2019

Throwing Athletes⁣ ⁣

I’ve seen so many athletes do this exercise the WRONG way. ⁣ ⁣

If you care about increasing velocity, performance and reducing risk of injury, you need to get it right. ⁣ ⁣

Keys to this one:⁣

🔑 Arm at side. Try not to push the arm away from the si...

April 19, 2019

It was junior year of high school.  I was starting at short stop, number 2 batter and I would go on to make All-Conference team that year.

Things were going great until I went to turn the hardest double play I've ever turned.  I mean I put everything into the

April 18, 2019

If you've been around baseball (some other overhead sports, but baseball in particular), you have heard about a particular individual named Tommy John. 

Well, maybe not him, but the procedure itself...Tommy John surgery.

The injury associated with this surgery placed 26...

April 17, 2019

Back Pain/Sciatica Self Assessment⁣ ⁣ Lumbar Flexion (Forward Bending)⁣ ⁣

Just being real. Most people before I work with them move like 💩. ⁣ ⁣ Especially with flexion. ⁣ ⁣ And it’s the one direction you’ll move THE MOST into during the day. 2,000-4,000x/day according...

April 16, 2019

If you feel this pinchey type pain or dull ache always while standing or walking but it improves with sitting.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ You probably need to correct an anterior pelvic tilt (APT). ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

Because odds are pretty high you’re throwing your spine into excessive extension at the...

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Physical Therapy and Personal Training

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Franklin, Tennessee

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Nashville, TN 37212 

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