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Movement for Low Back Pain

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 16 November, 2018

If you are working with clients that have low back pain, movement is a key component of their rehab. Just get them moving. In this capsule, Mai discus…

3 Phases for Retraining the Shoulder

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 26 October, 2018

Whether you have a client who has had a shoulder injury or just has less than optimal shoulder movement, you’ll find you sometimes have to re-train sh…

Never “Stretch” Before Training

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 01 October, 2018

The objective of a workout prep is to get you into an optimal state for the upcoming training session. If soft tissue limitations exist, they should b…

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…

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…

Optimize Your Warm-ups

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 16 February, 2018

The problem with warm-ups is we often fail to make good use of them.  In this video Mai-Linh suggest a warm-up sequence where you Mobilize – cre…

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…

Clinical Concepts for the Trainer Practice

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Nutrition & Supplementation / 02 November, 2017

Clinical Concepts for the Trainer Practice As most of you probably know by now, I come from a rehab background. I studied Athletic Therapy at Concordi…

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Rehabbing the Unstable Shoulder

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 05 October, 2017

A common mistake when rehabbing the injured or unstable shoulder is focusing on the rotator cuff too soon.  In this caspule, Mai highlights key points…

Pattern vs. Recruitement Corrections

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 26 September, 2017

In this capsule, Chris and Mai discuss correcting a motor pattern vs correcting motor recruitment and why frequency is the name of the game, not only …

The Use of Primal Movements

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 22 September, 2017

In training, rehab or nutrition, people tend to fall in love with one particular concept and then focus only on this on approach for all of their inte…