Category: Exercise

October 5

Scapular Retraction and Depression

Scapular retraction and depression are important movement patterns in maintaining proper posture and shoulder stability. Whether you are an olympic lifter or working at a desk for most of your workday, this movement pattern is very important.  When we see patients with a lot of neck or shoulder pain, their posture is usually the culprit.…

October 4

What Is In Your Warmup?

The Brooklyn Half Marathon is upon us! What’s in your warmup? The purpose of a warm-up should be more than general stretching and increasing body temperature. It should be purposeful, with the intention to challenge the muscles, ligaments, and tendons within the specific task they are about to perform. Here are a series of foot…

October 3

The Half Turkish Getup

The Half Turkish getup is an excellent way to assess/reinforce shoulder mobility/stability, as it places demands on the body in multiple developmental motor patterns. This movement is best taught to beginners by breaking the skill down into parts, to ensure the individual can execute the movement with proper mechanics. Here we have a demonstration of…

September 30

Kettlebell Swing

Kettlebell (KB) swings are a great movement to help develop bilateral hip strength and power, and they are a fundamental movement in most high intensity workout classes. Here, @thematchfitphysio demonstrates a KB swing with optimal form. Start with both hands on a kettlebell and let it hang with your arms straight. To move the KB into…

September 12

Advantage.

How can you unlock the power in your serve? Looking to hit an ace like Angelique? As the US Open is drawing to a close, we know you’re all inspired by the pros battling it out at Arthur Ashe stadium to extend your own personal summer season for as long as possible. We are all too familiar…