strength & conditioning

Osteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis continues to plague the West. 10 million Americans have Osteoporosis and 34 million have Osteopenia, the precursor to Osteoporosis. This costs $19 billion/year to treat medically. No reason exists for this cost. Some people are at higher risk for osteoporosis; genetics, build and nutrition play roles but the number factor in its development has(…)

Landing mechanics and Q-angles

Landing mechanics and Q-angles

Butler et al 2012 published a study indicating that male soccer players displayed increased dorsiflexion while female dorsiflexion was decreased. This was measured upon landing after heading a ball. Little reasoning was used to determine why this could be but I would propose a hypothesis: Q-Angles. The Q-angle is measured from the Anterior Superior Iliac(…)

Functional movement screen: relevant to athletic performance?

Functional movement screen: relevant to athletic performance?

Assessing athletes for musculoskeletal imbalances is important when looking to spot yellow and red flags in terms of muscle strength-balance, and possible in predicting future likelihood of injuries. In this regard, movement screening is everywhere, particularly in team environments when large numbers of athletes need to be tested within the time-constraints of organised (professional sport). The Functional(…)