Corrective Exercise & Prehab
In The Shoulder: Implications for the Overhead Athlete and Beyond, physical therapist Sue Falsone will tell you what you need to know about the shoulder, including—
- Areas to pay attention to when working with overhead athletes
- How to assess the shoulder and identify possible issues
- Four common shoulder compensations found in overhead athletes, and how to correct them
Sue Falsone has had extensive experience working with overhead athletes, having worked as the head athletic trainer of the Major League Baseball team, the L.A. Dodgers, for six years, and at Athlete’s Performance (now EXOS) for thirteen years.
Sue is the owner of her consulting company, S&F, where she teaches healthcare clinicians the skills they need to get better results with their clients. She is also the Head of Athletic Training and Sport Performance with the US men’s national soccer team, and sits on the board of various sports organizations.
She designed this lecture, The Shoulder: Implications for the Overhead Athlete and Beyond, to help professionals from clinicians to ATCs, and strength coaches or personal trainers to physical therapists and chiropractors. Anyone working with athletes, clients or patients who have movement-based shoulder issues can help ease shoulder aches and pains and help prevent crippling injury.
So whether you’re working to help elite overhead athletes playing 162 games a season avoid shoulder injuries that can end a season or cost them a career…
… or with recreational athletes or desk jockeys looking to restore function without niggling injuries or pain, check out The Shoulder: Implications for the Overhead Athlete and Beyond and learn the skills you need to look after your clients.
Key Functional Exercises You Should Know
In Key Functional Exercises You Should Know, Gray Cook will show you how to use the right exercise to get results for your clients, in less time and with less work. He’ll bring clarity for you about the corrective hierarchy.
He’ll show you what he considers the key exercises that stand out in a library of functional exercise options, and will show you when to use them and how to modify them for your clients.
In the DVD, Gray will explore—
- His three key functional exercises: the chop and lift, the Turkish getup, and the deadlift
- The hierarchy of these exercises: which to work on first for the quickest results
- Gray’s favorite regressions and progressions on each exercise, and when to use each
- The subtle verbal coaching cues he uses to maintain correct alignment and stability through the movements
- What most people do incorrectly on the movements and how to coach and correct them (he coaches these in live demonstrations)
- and much more
You’ll walk away knowing how to use these key exercises as functional and corrective tools with your clients, and will never again be stuck using ineffective corrective exercises that don’t actually help your client improve.
You’ll have a deeper level of understanding of why and how these exercises work, which to use in each specific case, and how to modify the exercises to change the difficulty level or target area.
Don’t be left clueless about which functional exercises to use. Let Gray Cook show you the key functional exercises that will have your clients performing better in less time.
If you’re able to master the inventory of movement that your sport or activities require, you’ll be able to do more with your body without increasing the risk of injury.
That’s what the progressions in Prehab-Rehab 101 will help you achieve. They’ll help you or your clients master a rich inventory of movement that will raise the body’s ability to handle athletic demands without compromise or increased risk of injury.
Whether you’re a professional basketball player, a fighter, a Crossfitter, a P90Xer, a high school athlete, someone coming back from an injury, or someone trying to get back into shape, these progressions will help shore up the weak links in your kinetic chain, and help you move better and more powerfully.
The progressions are based on the neurodevelopmental hierarchy we humans follow, and will help you and your clients support their bodies and move in progressively demanding positions in both life and sport.
The Five Groundwork Positions
In the DVD, Mark Cheng will explain and demonstrate five positions—
These five positions will be shown in high detail and you will be given the tools you need to break these exercises down and use them with your clients, athletes and patients.
If you’re already familiar with the FMS or the SFMA, these are progressions you can use as you already understand the screens or the assessments, and want to better understand how to apply certain correctives or certain fundamental movement patterns.
The workshop itself is conducted in a small group setting. Mark runs through each position with three practicing pain and rehabilitation professionals: Dr. MaryAnne Harrington, Dr. Cody Dimak and Dr. Jimmy Yuan. The unrehearsed nature of the recording, with real people, demonstrates how Mark coaches people with different body types and different strengths and weaknesses.
Whether you’re a clinician dealing with pain and rehabilitation, or a coach wanting to improve performance with your athletes, these progressions will help you unlock the higher performance and breakthroughs in rehabilitation that can get your athletes, patients and clients the results they’re looking for.