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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…

Exercises for Lumbar Traction

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 17 September, 2018

Traction is helpful for decreasing the pain/spasm cycle in the lower back. Using it can help create space and opportunity for intervention, or calm do…

What’s the deal with foam rolling?

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 24 August, 2018

What’s the deal with foam rolling? In this industry, tools come and go. They become fashionable and then they’re out. Foam rolling is one of those too…

Limited overhead mobility – Not a shoulder problem?

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 08 August, 2018

The shoulder is an area that is often problematic. When looking at a problem with the shoulder, specifically for overhead movement, the problem often …

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…

Why a Lot of People Need to Start With Breathing

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / Videos / 27 July, 2018

Breathing is your number one ally for optimal movement, and most people are doing it wrong. Listen to Mai discuss why breathing is important and why m…

It’s What You Don’t Do That’s Hurting You

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / Videos / 16 July, 2018

Sometimes, rehab and recovery is getting people away from what they consistently do and having them do what they consistently don’t do. Simple, …

PERFECT ISN’T ALWAYS NECESSARY

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / Videos / 04 July, 2018

As coaches we are technicians who seek perfect movement. Perfect technique, perfect positioning, perfect execution… but perfect isn’t always nec…

The “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” Shop

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 22 June, 2018

No one wants to be the “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It Shop”. As trainers, we are corrective by nature. We like things to be technically perfect. The…

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…