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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…

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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THE 5 MISTAKES THAT ARE KILLING YOUR MILITARY PRESS

By Alexandra Gendron

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 02 June, 2017

What do the push up, the deadlift, the squat and the shoulder press all have in common?  They are the types of movements you encounter in your activit…

BOOTY

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…

SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.10 Kettlebell Cross Carry

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 09 February, 2017

I love carries for so many reasons! Obviously, they are great for conditioning, but more importantly they specifically target 2 things you really need…