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Injury Treatment
Mike Reinold

Why You Should Be Using Biofeedback in Rehabilitation

The use of biofeedback in rehabilitation has fallen out of favor recently. Insurance companies don’t reimburse, so people shifted to favor neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES).

That doesn’t mean biofeedback isn’t effective.

Biofeedback is amazing at helping restore volitional control, decrease muscle activity of overused muscles, and focus on appropriate muscular involvement in movement patterns.

In this article and video, Russ Paine, PT, and I discuss how and why we use biofeedback with our patients.

5 Common Core Exercise Mistakes and Fixes
Injury Treatment
Mike Reinold

5 Common Core Exercise Mistakes and Fixes

We’ve come along way over the last decade when it comes to training the core.  Not too long ago, training the core consisted of mainly exercises like sit ups, with no specific attention to how the core functions.

One of the key areas of core training that I focus on to enhance movement quality and performance is stabilizing the core while the arms and legs move.  Essentially proximal stability, with underlying distal mobility of the extremities.

However, don’t forget that the body is amazing at compensating to get the job done.

Any lack of mobility or motor control will often result in compensatory movements.  Many people want to fly through their core program, but often times don’t focus on the quality of the movement.

Here are 5 common core exercise mistakes that I see, along with some suggestions on how to fix them.  I posted these as a series on Instagram, if you want to see more posts like this, be sure to follow me there.

is icing really bad for you? What the science says on icing
Injury Prevention
Mike Reinold

Is Icing an Injury Really Bad for You? What the Science Says

Today’s article is an excellent review of the effects of cryotherapy, or ice, from my good friend Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM.  Man, icing an injury sure has taken some heat (see what I did there…) lately on the internet.  There is a HUGE anti-ice movement.  I’m always amazed at how polarizing social media can be, with people screaming their black or white opinion, when in reality much of what we do is in the grey.  I get questions all the time about wether or not icing is good or bad for you, with many people quick to jump to the conclusion that we should not be icing.  Well, let’s find out what the research actually says.  Phil’s the Director of Research & Education with Performance Health, and one of the best at analyzing the research.

treating shoulder injury
Enhance Performance
Mike Reinold

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make Returning to Training After a Shoulder Injury

We have found helping someone return to highly demanding training environments following a shoulder injury is one of the trickiest areas to navigate. The knowledge our mentors have taught us and the experiences working with clients at Champion has given us some great insight to this challenge. We’ve experienced what works, what didn’t, and what really derails people when trying to get back to the training they love. In an effort to help readers out, here are five of the most common errors we see made when trying to return back to training following shoulder injury.

sitting isnt bad for you sitting isnt the new smoking
Injury Treatment
Mike Reinold

Sorry, Sitting Isn’t Really Bad for You

Over the last several years, sitting has really been crushed by the health and fitness crowds, as well as the mainstream media. Sorry to say, but sitting isn’t really bad for you and shouldn’t be the focus. In this article I talk about why sitting takes the blame, what is really bad for us, and 3 steps to combat sitting all day.

Don’t make these 4 common mistakes when treating a hamstring strain
Injury Treatment
Mike Reinold

4 Mistakes People Make When Rehabilitating Hamstring Strains

When it comes to hamstring strains, two things are certain: 1) They are very common in athletes and 2) the recurrence rate is high. Call me crazy but I feel like the recurrence rate is just way too high, showing that we either are rushing people back too soon, don’t have an adequate return to sport criteria, or simply are not rehabilitating these hamstring strains very well. It’s likely a combination of the three. We can do better. Here are 4 common mistakes I often see when rehabilitating hamstring strains.

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

The True 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.