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Clinical Examination
Mike Reinold

Shoulder Impingement – 3 Keys to the Evaluation and Treatment

Shoulder impingement is a really broad term that is used too often. It has become such a commonly used junk term, such as “patellofemoral pain.”

Unfortunately, the use of such a broad term as a diagnosis is not helpful to determine the treatment process. There is no magical “shoulder impingement protocol” that you can pull out of your notebook and apply to a specific person.

I wish it were that simple.

To make the treatment process for shoulder impingement a little more simple, there are 3 things that I typically consider to classify and differentiate shoulder impingement.

The True Hip Flexor Stretch - Mike Reinold
Injury Treatment
Mike Reinold

The Best Hip Flexor Stretch

The hip flexor stretch has become a very popular stretch in the fitness and sports performance world, and rightly so considering how many people live their lives in anterior pelvic tilt. However, this seems to be one of those stretches that I see a lot of people either performing incorrectly or too aggressively.

6 Keys to the Early Phases of Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery
Injury Treatment
Mike Reinold

6 Keys to the Early Phases of ACL Rehabilitation

While everyone wants to talk about advanced exercises and return to sport, it is probably infinitely more important to assure that the early phases of rehabilitation go well to avoid complications and allow more advanced drills down the road.

Meniscus repair or meniscectomy
Injury Treatment
Mike Reinold

Meniscus Repair or Meniscectomy?

Based on the latest evidence, it appears that meniscus repairs have much better outcomes over time. Here’s why.

Neurocognitive Training for ACL Rehabilitation and Return to Play Testing
Injury Treatment
Lenny Macrina

Neurocognitive Training for ACL Rehabilitation and Return to Play Testing

Return to play after ACL reconstruction surgery is often a complicated decision-making process. As we have written in the past, numerous studies have shown that return to play testing after ACL reconstruction is not straightforward. With ACL re-tear rates so high, our physical therapy research is still lacking definitive guidelines on the best return-to-play criteria. However, recent trends may support a combination or neuromuscular and neurocognitive approaches to improve outcomes.