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Specificity of Training

Thoughts from: Dr. Michael Reinhardt, DPT, OCS: Performance Physical Therapist, Resilient Performance & PT & R2P Academy Instructor What is “specificity of training?” Specificity is an often over-used and under-appreciated term within the fitness, strength and conditioning, sports performance, and rehabilitation realms. Specificity implies the ability of a training activity (something outside of one’s sports/activity)…

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The Return to Sport Continuum

Thoughts from: Dr. Michael Reinhardt, DPT, OCS: Performance Physical Therapist, Resilient Performance & PT & R2P Academy Instructor It is easy to get a bit lost in the weeds at some point throughout a long-term return to sport process. ⁣ ⁣ A rehab process that takes place over the better part of a year can…

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Understanding Patient’s Pain

Thoughts from: Dr. Michael Reinhardt, DPT, OCS: Performance Physical Therapist, Resilient Performance & PT & R2P Academy Instructor   Why Does My _____ Hurt?!⁣  This is a question I hear countless times per day.⁣ ⁣ “I just don’t understand why this hurts so much!?” ⁣ ⁣ Pain is highly complex, multifactorial, and unique to the…

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Return to Training Hierarchy

Thoughts from: Dr. Michael Reinhardt, DPT, OCS: Performance Physical Therapist, Resilient Performance & PT & R2P Academy Instructor   Returning to training following an injury or period of de-conditioning often boils down to understanding the relevant movement and force demands for the individual. ⁣ ⁣ The above return to training hierarchy can be a useful…

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Stress & Strain: Capacity Exceeding Sports Injuries

Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies Excessive External Stress & Strain Loads > Internal Stress & Strain Capacity >> Tissue Fatigue/Failure Here is a schematic of my inherently reductionist view on stress/strain and the interplay between volume and intensity biased tissue insult   This graphic serves…

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Spectrum Thinking: Movement Retraining

Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies Movement Re-Training / Movement Competency : these are often denoted as the first “phase” / “stage” of the reconditioning process While I try to avoid binary biases : the tendency to impose categorical distinctions on continuous data and information :…

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Preparing Clients for Change of Direction

Preparing for Lateral Locomotive Patterns and Change of Direction This post will be detailing how to move from linear to lateral locomotor tasks in a rehab program. Initiating linear jogging following an injury or as part of a post-operative rehab protocol has fairly definitive benchmarks for when this is appropriate. They are as follows. Enough time…

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5 Questions when Returning an Athlete to Competition

5 Simple Questions You Should Ask When Returning An Athlete To Competition… This is not an exhaustive list, be mindful of orthopedic, physical and psychological factors when returning to competition and do your best to provide information for the patient to accurately work with…. Dr. Baker weighs in…   View this post on Instagram  …

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Stress the Tissues

Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies One potential reason behind intentionally stressing tissues (particularly subsequent macroscopic insult) is to facilitate  – Performance Potential via an augmentation of material + mechanical + morphological + neural ingredients of the neuromuscular apparatus. These adaptations may amplify the relevant constituents…

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Buckets of Needs

Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies I am sure people have seen various versions of the Venn diagram with organism, task and environment that illustrates how movement is an emergent and dynamically influenced phenomenon – contingent on a confluence of variables over varying time scales. However,…

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