This is an exceptionally busy week for me. On Thursday I fly up to Boston for a 3-day course, then immediately drive to Lake Placid to help with the end of the US Women’s National Team camp, before ultimately heading to Burlington, VT with the team for the IIHF World Championships. In a nutshell, I’ll… Read more
Posts in "Hip/Lower Abdominal Injuries"
In Part 1 of this “Dissecting Muscle Function” series, I outlined many of the characteristics of muscle that dictates its function. While this was far from a comprehensive look on muscle function, it does illustrate a few of the major concepts that dictate how we produce force, and how these components can be manipulated to… Read more
A few weeks back I briefly mentioned that I’ve been working with a lacrosse player with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). I’ve written quite a bit about FAI in the past, and the posts seem to attract a lot of attention, probably because so many athletes (and especially hockey players) suffer from related symptoms and haven’t had… Read more
Over the weekend I posted a video at HockeyStrengthandConditioning.com of a former (and hopefully future) division 1 lacrosse player that I’ve worked with over the last few months at Endeavor Sports Performance. What makes this player unique is that he’s undergone 4 hip surgeries (2 on each side) secondary to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and bilateral… Read more
Over the last few years, I’ve written and talked quite a bit about preventing hip injuries in hockey players. Unfortunately, things like adductor and hip flexor strains have become accepted as “part of the game”, and now we’re seeing a surge of femoroacetabular impingement, labral tear, and sports hernia cases. The underlying mechanisms to many… Read more