How to Perform and Advance Rhythmic Stabilization Drills

The latest Inner Circle webinar recording on How to Perform and Advance Rhythmic Stabilization Drills is now available.


How to Perform and Advance Rhythmic Stabilization Drills

How to Perform and Advance Rhythmic Stabilization Drills Mike ReinoldThis month’s Inner Circle webinar is on How to Perform and Advance Rhythmic Stabilization Drills.  Rhythmic stabilization drills have become very popular since I discussed in my DVD Optimal Shoulder Performance several years ago.  These are easy and excellent drills to start working on dynamic stabilization.  However, I must say over the years I feel like people are getting pretty sloppy with these drills, which essentially makes them much less effective.  Just because an exercise is simple, doesn’t mean that we should be sloppy with how we perform.  In this inservice presentation, I discuss how to perform rhythmic stabilization drills and all the ways we advance them from simple to advanced.

In this webinar, we discuss:

  • Why rhythmic stabilization drills are a great way to start enhancing dynamic stability
  • How to perform basic rhythmic stabilizations
  • How to advance rhythmic stabilization drills by changing technique variables
  • How to know when to advance someone or scale back to get the most out of the drills

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Black Friday Deals – Up to 50% Off Everything Starts Today!

It’s that time of year again!  The holidays are about to start!  As you start planning which stores you’ll be going to at midnight on Black Friday, I want you to be able to get a head start and announce that our annual Black Friday sale starts today and boy do we have some amazing discounts on all of of our products and websites!

Please see below for all the different discounts ranging from 25% to 50% off!  The sale begins today and runs until the end of the day on Cyber Monday, which is midnight EST on Monday 12/1/14.  Pay attention as most of the below will require you to use a special coupon code at checkout.  Happy shopping everyone!


Black Friday Deals


25% Off all My Products with Eric Cressey

Functional Stability Training for the Upper BodyEric and I are putting all of our products on sale for 25% off, including all of our Functional Stability Training programs and our Optimal Shoulder Performance DVD.  This even includes our latest, Functional Stability Training of the Upper Body, as well as the past FST’s of the Core and Lower Body.  Your best bet to save is definitely to take advantage of the 25% discount with the complete FST bundle!

Use coupon code BF2014 at checkout:



25% Off All My Products with Kevin Wilk

Kevin Wilk Shoulder DVDsKevin and I are also putting all of our products on sale for 25% off!  This includes our rehab protocols and DVDs on the examination and treatment of the shoulder and knee, as well as Kevin’s new DVDs on the rehab of shoulder instability and rotator cuff injuries.

Use coupon code BF2014 at checkout:



25% Off

IASTM toolKeeping, the theme consistent, Erson Religioso and I are offering 25% off our online course teaching you how to perform instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization at

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25% Off

ShoulderSeminar-comFor those that missed my massive sale in the fall on my acclaimed online program teaching you exactly how I evaluate and treat the shoulder, you are in luck.  I’m going to offer 25% off this as well at

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50% Off

RehabWebinars-comLast but certainly not least, we are going to offer a HUGE 50% discount on a yearly membership to, which has a mind blowing amount of awesome webinars from the best in our fields.  You won’t be disappointed.  The normal price is $199 a year but if you use the link below, you can get 1 full year and access to all the past webinars for $99.  After the 1st year you’ll start recurring the $199/year membership fee until you cancel.

There is no coupon code, you must use the link below:



5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Using

5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldnt Be DoingThe latest Inner Circle webinar recording on the 5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Using is now available.

5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Using

This month’s Inner Circle webinar was on 5 Common Stretches We Probably Shouldn’t Be Using.  Don’t get me wrong, I do perform stretches with people, but I think we often over utilize them as well.  Here are 5 stretches that are pretty common, why I think we overuse them, and what to do about it.


To access the webinar, please be sure you are logged in and are a member 0f the Inner Circle program.

A Foolproof Way to Learn More in 2013

A Foolproof Way to Learn MORE in 2013-1

Back in December, I reflected on what I learned in 2012.  One of them discussed the importance of online education and it’s impact on our ability to advanced our own education and development.  I wanted to expand on that thought a little bit and offer what I believe is a foolproof way to learn more in 2013.

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What if I were to tell you that you can add two weeks of more time to your year in 2013?


We all want more time, right?

We all feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to get things done so we usually suffer ourselves.  Sometimes we skip exercise, or eat poorly, or neglect continuing education.

By carving out 20 minutes a day and dedicating it to personal growth and continuing education, you’ll accumulate 2 extra weeks of time during the year.  And that is just 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week – take the weekend off!  If you spend 20 minutes per day, 5 days per week, that adds up to over 86 hours a year, or more than two full work weeks of continuing education.

I think 20 minutes is the perfect length of daily education.  Studies have shown that pushing yourself a little bit each day, stepping away, and coming back results in better skill development.  You’ll have better retention, and you can mix and match different topics each day to whatever interests you today or to learn something specific to a patient or client you have coming in later that day.  You want to push yourself often, daily in this example, to create a habit of professional growth.  This stimulates your brain and I can almost guarantee will make you feel better about yourself, feel more confident, and ultimately happier in the long run.

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Finding 20 Minutes a Day

foolproof way to learn more in 2013So how do you find 20 minutes a day and how do you fill these minutes?  I’m glad you asked!  (OK, I guess I was actually the one that asked…).  Finding 20 minutes per day seems easy enough, but we all know how hard that can be at times.  My easiest recommendations for finding these 20 minutes are to:

  1. Schedule these 20 minutes.  Maybe it is at lunch, right when you get to work, while you are drinking your morning coffee, or whenever, but if you schedule these 20 minutes and make them part of your routine, you will be more likely to find time.
  2. Don’t check your email first thing in the morning.  Really, what exciting things happened during those 8 hours you were sleeping?  Nothing you can’t get to when you get to work or during a set time.  I try to avoid my email until after I accomplished a major goal of the day, so that way I am not distracted with little to-do’s before I get the most important task of the day out of the way.
  3. Disconnect from social media.  Studies have shown a certain amount of OCD is created by social media, making you want to stay connected throughout the day.  I would bet many of you waste away 20 minutes a day playing around pinning, poking, and tweeting all day (do we still poke?  Confession – I never knew what poking was…).

Rather than try to find 20 extra minutes a day, sometimes it’s easier to start with trying to multitask for 20 minutes per day.  How about while you are eating breakfast, or commuting to work, or waiting at the dentist?  Photo credit.


How to Use Those 20 Minutes

So now that you have found those magical 20 minutes, how do you maximize your ability to learn in these precious moments?  Here are some ideas:

  1. Set up a system to stay on top of website articles and journal articles as they become available.  You can use Google alerts, RSS feeds, and many more tools.  If you want to learn what I do, I have a webinar on setting up a system to stay on top of interests and evidence.
  2. Always have some articles you want to read readily available on your phone or tablet using an RSS reader like Google Reader, a read it later app like Instapaper, or a note taking app like Evernote.  Now, while you waiting in line at the bank, or for a haircut, or for your wife to get ready before you go out (because I know she’ll read this…).
  3. Listening to a podcast or audiobook while you are driving.
  4. Listening to a podcast or audiobook while jogging/walking/etc.
  5. Watching a DVD or online webinar while on a treadmill.  I rip all my DVDs to my iPad and then watch them at 1.5x to 2.0x speed.
  6. Watching a DVD or online webinar while commuting to work (assuming you aren’t the one driving).


A Call to Action

I really believe that current trends in online education can make you much better at what you do.  I started this thought in my article in December, but want to elaborate a little more.  I would like to propose the following call to action for us all to learn more in 2013:

  1. Attend at least one continuing education seminar a year.  This is designed to obtain a specific skill and should be dedicated to one with mostly hands-on learning and manual skill development.
  2. Attend at least one multi-speaker symposium each year.  This is to get several different views in a short amount of time and usually has a wide variety of topics.  Plus you get a great networking oppurtunity.  Downside of these symposiums is usually lack of hands-on time.
  3. Have one book to read that is NOT related to our clinical skillswork on your other skill sets, I try to read 1-2 per month.  HINT: You’ve probably figured it our by now, but most books like this have about 20% content and 80% stories to strengthen the content.  I don’t need the fluff, I read fast and get through more books this way.
  4. Watch one webinar a week.  Subscribe to a resource that has a diverse amount of topics that you can digest quickly, like or my Inner Circle.  That way you can vary the topics but whatever is on your mind that week or whoever you have on the schedule that day.  If a webinar is more than 20 minutes, watch half one day and the other half the next.
  5. Read a couple of websites a day while drinking your morning coffee, eating lunch, or unwinding in bed.  I usually spend 10 minutes a day doing this and staying on top of what is been published on the internet.  As I mentioned earlier, you can read more about how to learn my system of staying current.


Think about it, over the course of the year you would attend at least 1 continuing education seminar, 1 symposium, read at least 12 books, watched 52 webinars, and read 100’s of online blog posts and journal articles.  There is no doubt this will serve as a great shortcut to overachieving and making great progress in your career.


Now that you have gained all this time and know what to do with it, use these two weeks you gained to educate yourself more and start overachieving!




Anatomy Trains in Rehabilitation and Fitness

I am really super excited to announce that Tom Myers, the author of Anatomy Trains, has contributed a series of webinars on the Anatomy Train concepts to  I have been a fan of Tom’s work since getting together with him a few years ago and have recommended his Anatomy Trains book for sometime.

The first webinar was published this morning and is available to all subscribers.

Anatomy Trains in Rehabilitation and Fitness


Introduction to Anatomy Trains for Rehabilitation and Fitness Professionals

This is the first of two webinars.  These webinars will discuss an introduction to fascia and the Anatomy Trains concepts, covering topics such as:

  • An Introduction to fascia – what it is and what it isn’t
  • Tom’s definition of fitness
  • The influence of posture on structural adaptations
  • Fascia in rehabilitation in fitness
  • Cadaver dissection examples of the interconnection of muscles

Here is a preview of the webinars where Tom addresses why he doesn’t like the term “musculoskeletal:”


Tom is a fantastic speaker and educator and has done some amazing work in the field of fascia.  I watched him record this live and it came out great, I learned a ton!  For more information, please visit Anatomy Trains in Rehabilitation and Fitness at





Your Brain is Going to Explode!

My friends at AdvancedCEU have officially finished their upgrade to!  The new website looks awesome and the content is even better.  They have been working with the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) to really enhance the content on the website and include a wide variety of sports medicine topics.


The New 2.0

So what exactly is new?  Here are some highlights:

  • New low priced monthly membership
  • Access to all past and future webinars while you are a member
  • More great content from world renowned experts

The way I think of it, many people do not get the oppurtunity to learn from some of these experts like James Andrews, Kevin Wilk, and even myself.  It is hard for everyone to try to get to a course that we teach.  But solves that problem and allows you to stay current and sharpen your skills whenever it is convenient to you.  And all the webinars are recent (and being updated) to make sure they include the latest evidence-based research.

I have a few new webinars that I contributed, including a talk on Postoperative Rehabilitation of the Thrower’s Shoulder, and Kevin Wilk just uploaded the first of a three part series on Current Concepts in ACL Rehabilitation, which was really awesome.  Kevin is the man, this webinar alone is worth it!  Here is a clip:

Another thing I like about this webinar format is the ability to digest several topics in small chunks.  I find this much better than sitting in the back of a seminar and zoning out after lunch on day 3!

Check out for more information.


Want to Get Involved?

I know AdvancedCEU is expanding and getting a lot of great experts in sports medicine, rehab, manual therapy, fitness, and performance enhancement involved.  Do you have something you also want to share?  Email me via the contact form or find me on Facebook if you want to get involved and contribute to  I will pass along your info and hopefully get some of my readers involved and sharing their knowledge too.



Introducing My Inner Circle Program

I’ve been alluding to many of the new projects I have been working on to really enhance this website and my ability to provide quality online education.  I’m excited to unveil one of these projects today and announce that my new Inner Circle program is now available!

What is my Inner Circle Program?

My Inner Circle program is great way for members to access live webinars and more premium content.  I will be presenting a live webinar on various topics every month for members only.  This will be a great way to share current trends, teach new techniques, discuss trending topics, and to stay on top of what is new in the rehabilitation, performance, and fitness fields.

I wanted to created a program that provides exclusive access and opportunities to interact and learn.  I love the webinar format and intend to keep the format loose.  This isn’t going to be just a boring webinar of me reading slides.  Each webinar will have a main theme, but we will discuss multiple topics each month and more importantly open up for interactive Q&A sessions!

My first webinar will be on Thursday June 28th at 1:00 PM EST.

We’ll discuss the influence of pelvic position on lower extremity stretching.  Perhaps we shouldn’t be stretching as much as we think we should be?!  Check it out to find out more.

I have a bunch more topics for the future too, such as:

  • How to maximize function by integrating the kinetic chain into exercise selection
  • 3D manual therapy: Integrated techniques to work soft tissue in multiple planes, depths, and directions
  • 3 ways to to gain shoulder IR without stretching the posterior capsule
  • How to maximize glute function when designing exercises
  • Trigger point release to gain ankle range of motion
  • Integrating local and global dynamic stabilization to maximize function
  • How fast should we be rehabbing after rotator cuff repair surgery
  • My system to stay on topic of new research and ideas: how to set up a system for yourself
These are just a few topics I have brainstormed with many more on the way.  All of these webinars will be exclusive to the Inner Circle program, you won’t find them elsewhere (like

What If You Can’t Make the Live Webinar?

Webinars will all be recorded and all of my archived webinar recordings will be available to watch online at your convenience regardless of when you join the program.  They are accessible for any internet connected computer or device, like iPads and iPhones.


I’m still considering some other benefits of joining, such as being able to download all my journal articles, and will continue to try to over deliver as much as I can!

The Inner Circle program will be a monthly membership of only $5.  Why only $5?  Well, I want this program to be something that everyone can join!  I didnt want to make all the great content here protected and for member’s only.  The purpose of this website is still to educate, discuss, and exchange ideas.  I decided to do a small monthly membership for more live interaction and education.  Skip out on a latte each month in exchange for advancing yourself!

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Will Anything Change at

Nope.  My Inner Circle program is completely in addition to all the great (and free) content that I produce here at  I have been posting at least 2 posts a week for years now and intend to continue doing so.  Inner Circle members will have access to additional content not found here or anywhere else.

I hope you join my Inner Circle program, I think the live webinars are going to be fun.  Click the link below for more information and to join now:

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A FREE and Amazing Opportunity to Learn from 11 Experts in the Fields of Sports Rehabilitation and Performance

The 2012 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar will begin Tuesday, January 17th. I am always exciting for this FREE and exceptional learning opportunity.  Joe Heiler of puts on the event every year and it is always jam packed with amazing content.  I am proud to be involved again this, as I was in 2010.

I know it is hard to stay current and on top of what new things are happening in the world of rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance. I use the Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar each year as a way to keep my pulse on current trends. The lineup is always currently relevant and hand picked by Joe himself to assure the quality is in line with what you always find at

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2012 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar

Sports Rehab Expert

Here is this year’s lineup of awesome speakers and topics (including me!):

  • Shirley Sahrmann PT – Movement Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical/Thoracic Spines and Extremities.
  • Calvin Dietz – Triphasic Undulating Training Model, Submax High Velocity Training, and the Role of the CNS in Strength and Conditioning
  • Charlie Weingroff PT and Bill Hartman PT – Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Postural Restoration Institute
  • Pavel Tsatsouline RKC – Kettlebell Training for Performance, Injury Prevention, and Rehab
  • Patrick Ward- LMT, CSCS– Comparing the Soft Tissue Systems, the Fascial System and Load Transfer, and Soft Tissue Work for Recovery
  • Kyle Kiesel PT – Motor Control Research and Applications to Rehab/Training, Diagnostic Ultrasound and Low Back Pain
  • Greg Rose DC – 4×4 Matrix, Asymmetry and Motor Control Dysfunction
  • Mike Reinold PT – Rotator Cuff Repair, UCL Injuries, Patellofemoral Rehab, and Functional Stability Training
  • Craig Liebenson DC – Functional Evaluation and Treatment
  • Eric Cressey CSCS – Impingement and Instability, Power Training, and Functional Stability Training

The lecture series will kick off on Tuesday January 17th at 8pm, with a new interview posted every Tuesday evening through March 21st.  Each interview will be available for the entire week so you can catch them when you’ve got the time.

Click on the link below for more details and to sign up for the 2012 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar, and then look for the weekly e-mail with the link to the interviews. One great interview per week for 10 weeks, and it’s completely free!

Click Here to Sign Up Now!

Don’t miss out on the 2012 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar!