An evidence-based ACL injury prevention training program

Strength and conditioning is no longer solely concerned with making an athlete stronger, more explosive or ensuring their energy system demands are up to par for their sport. Now more than ever, parents and coaches want to ensure that their athletes are training to prevent injury. After all, it’s hard to optimize your performance on […]

What Should be Included in a Comprehensive ‘Shoulder Health’ Training Program

How to Lengthen the IT Band: Break a leg (quite literally)

Here are some fun facts about your IT-Band: It isn’t a band at all. Rather, it’s a thickening of connective tissue called the fascia latae that encases the musculature and other tissues of your thigh. (Think compression gear with a denser ‘strip’ running down the outside of your leg). The IT-band is ADHERED to the […]

Fact vs. Fiction: Does Anterior Pelvic Tilt actually cause (or predict) back pain?

Building Mental Toughness: Improving your performance across all areas of life.

A question that I often receive from athletes who have either never heard of mental training or are skeptical of its benefits is, “how can mental training make me a better athlete?” While I’m normally tempted to launch into a long explanation of all the great research findings out there, I simply say, “there are […]

Maximizing Mental Performance: Finding the right professional for YOU.

Changing of the Guard: How strength and conditioning has helped to evolve rehabilitation, and vice versa.

When the words “physiotherapy” or “rehabilitation” get muttered around a strength gym, it traditionally hasn’t been words of praise. Often times, it is riddled with criticism and mockery. As a young physiotherapist, I can certainly see why. Decades of disconnect between the two professions has seemed to leave a sizeable gap between the rehabilitation and […]

Building Mental Toughness: Improving your performance across all areas of life.

Maximizing Mental Performance: Finding the right professional for YOU.

Mental Coach vs Sport Psychologist: What’s the Difference? In professional sports, you often hear about an incredibly talented athlete who just couldn’t perform when it really mattered. This same athlete then makes an incredible resurgence to glory after working with a Sport Psychologist. The question is, was a Sport Psychologist really necessary? Or would a […]

Building Mental Toughness: Improving your performance across all areas of life.

Exposing Training Misconceptions: ‘Keep your core tight!’

If you’re a strength coach, athlete or fitness enthusiast, you’ve probably heard (or given) ‘keep your core tight’ as a coaching cue. What is it? A conscious tensing of the core prior to (and during) performance of tasks, which is believed to promote optimal alignment, core strength and stability, force transfer, prevention of injury, and […]

An evidence-based ACL injury prevention training program

Fact vs. Fiction: Does Anterior Pelvic Tilt actually cause (or predict) back pain?

Anterior pelvic tilt: it’s that SCARY angle formed between the heights of two bony landmarks in your iliac crest. A lot of health, exercise and rehabilitation professionals (myself included…just not anymore) will try to assess this through touch/measurement as a potential indicator of increased lumbar lordosis (more arch in your lower back) and extrapolate this […]

MISSING LINKS IN STRUCTURE AND PAIN Vol. 1: Disc Herniations and Back Pain