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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…

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…

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…

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…

Low-Threshold

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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De-Narcissize Your Practice

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / 20 July, 2017

If you think your practice is the only way, you should read on… “Methods are a means or systematic way of accomplishing a goal or specific task. Every…

Warm-Ups

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…

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3 SUPERSETS TO FIRE UP YOUR BOOTY

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Muscle gain / 19 May, 2017

The glutes are essentially the powerhouse of the human body.  Strong and efficient glutes allow you to run faster, jump higher, throw further, lift he…

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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…