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How Do You Improve Balance for Tennis?

Hi all, I have post a 4 and a 1/2 minute video to answer a question that I was asked by a high level 14 year old tennis player in China. It covers some corrective exercise strategies that can help to improve balance (or stability), which is very important in tennis. You can’t really improve […]

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How Do You Improve Balance for Tennis?

Hi all, I have post a 4 and a 1/2 minute video to answer a question that I was asked by a high level 14 year old tennis player in China. It covers some corrective exercise strategies that can help to improve balance (or stability), which is very important in tennis. You can’t really improve […]

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Dr.Mcdreamy Loves Core Stabilization Training to Prevent Low Back Pain

Just finished a presentation for the UMass Medical School’s Exercise Medicine Enrichment Elective… I may or may not have met the next “Mcdreamy” in training but I had a great time. The medical students were very appreciative and interactive. It was an honor to be in a position to contribute to the next generation of […]

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High School Athletes Just Can’t Do It: Strength Training

Well they can do it, and should do it….but they don’t do it very well to start:) …and for those of you who were wondering how you did on your breathing test….if your top hand moved first and more, that is dysfunctional breathing. the bottom hand should have moved first and more to indicate that […]

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4 Phases of Dysfunction: Play Through the Pain Now? Or Use Corrective Exercise Techniques to Prevent Surgery Later?

The following is based on the old adage, “Little leopards become big leopards and big leopards kill.” I am not talking about a pathological issue that requires surgical intervention. We are trying to prevent the leopard from getting out of it’s cage here…not trying to stuff it back it in. 1) Dysfunction with No Pain; […]

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