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A Rehab Case Study: Gluteal Tendinopathy Part 1

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 07 August, 2018

Gluteal tendinopathy is a relatively new term. Lateral hip pain over the greater trochanter has typically been termed trochanteric bursitis. I came ac…

CrossFit : The top 3 most efficient exercises to include in your off-season – Part 2

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Articles / Crossfit / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 26 June, 2018

In this article series, I will present the most efficient exercises I use in the early preparation phase of CrossFitters. Basically, if you didn’t rea…

3 Phases for Retraining Overhead Movement

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 29 May, 2018

Shoulder dysfunction is commonplace in training, particularly for overhead movement. While the structural diagnosis may vary: tendonitis, bursitis, su…

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What’s Your WHY? Mobility for the Neurotype

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Neurotyping / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 27 March, 2018

Mobility. mo·bil·i·ty. mōˈbilədē. It’s a hot topic of late. It’s also a topic of debate: “Increase your mobility, but not too much. Too much mob…

Movement Optimization – The Power of Regression

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 08 February, 2018

Movement Optimization is a popular term in the functional training era, and with good reason. To optimize is to “make the best of most effective use o…

CrossFit Box Owners: Are You Using a Health-Based Approach?

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Articles / Crossfit / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 30 November, 2017

Here are some things I have heard from people who tried CrossFit and were not so pumped about it:  «I was close to being sick, I don’t see the point. …

Core Strategies

Core Strategies for Spine Health and a Strong Lower Back

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 17 August, 2017

The ability of the spine to maintain stable behavior when exposed to various forms of perturbation makes it robust, and this robustness is critical to…

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Promoting a Low-Threshold Strategy in Young Hockey Players

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 01 August, 2017

Hockey is more than a game to Canadians, as a matter of fact, it’s pretty much part of our national identity.  Most of us grew up either listening to …

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Stop Half-Assing Your Warm-Ups – A Sequence for Warming Up With Purpose

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 26 June, 2017

Although there is significant improvement in the industry when it comes to putting together efficient and purposeful warm-ups, I think it’s still safe…

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4 CORE EXERCISES YOU SHOULD MASTER

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 16 June, 2017

I personally love to train the “core”.  I put “core” in quotations because it’s such a bastardized term…it’s probably more accurate to say something l…

Pec tears at the CrossFit East regionals: the causes and how to avoid it

By Karim El Hlimi

/ Articles / Crossfit / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 26 May, 2017

by Karim El Hlimi Last weekend, I was at the CrossFit East Regionals as a coach. If you we’re in the athlete warm up zone, I was the guy with the fann…

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LBP: Why your lower back is not the culprit

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 30 March, 2017

A few important points about lower back : Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of activity limitation and workplace disability. While so…