The Ultimate Online Education Resource for Sports Medicine and Performance

Rehab WebinarsAfter months of work and planning I am super excited to announce a new website that I am involved with called  I have been talking for years about how much I love online education and how webinars are such an awesome learning opportunity, well this is the best yet! is just starting and we have a ton of great plans.  Kevin Wilk and I will be adding a lot of our educational material to the website and will use this as our home base for online webinars in the future.

We have also joined forces with the American Sports Medicine Institute to provide exclusive content from James Andrews, Glenn Fleisig, Kevin Wilk and more expert speakers.  We will be offering online recorded webinars from the ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course, the premier conference for learning everything there is to know about the overhead athlete.  We have a bundle of webinars from the 2011 ASMI Injuries in Baseball course available now and are working on putting together an even bigger package from the 2012 conference, probably some time this summer.

In addition, ASMI has weekly sports medicine conferences as part of their education curriculum that will be filmed and uploaded over time.  This is going to be a very comprehensive series of dozens of presentations on a wide range of sports medicine topics.  We hope this will become the go-to resource for sports medicine educations as it is the same educational content that is provided in the American Sports Medicine Institute fellowship programs for orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.

We also plan to have many, many more speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in physical therapy, orthopedic surgery, fitness, and more so stay tuned as we continue to grow and develop the site.  There are a bunch of webinars currently available, here are just a few:

  • ASMI Injuries in Baseball 2011 Bundle featuring over 4 1/2 hours of talks from James Andrews, Kevin Wilk, Glenn Fleisig, Mike Reinold, and more.
  • Putting it All Together: 35 Years of Baseball Injuries by James Andrews.
  • Biomechanics of the Shoulder and Elbow in the Throwing Athlete by Glenn Fleisig and David Fortenbaugh.
  • Biomechanics of Patellofemoral Rehabilitation by Mike Reinold.
  • Rehabilitation Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair by Mike Reinold.

Here are a couple of previews to wet your appetite as well:

Get a Free Webinar and 20% off all Webinars

To celebrate our new website, we have a few exciting offers to really over-deliver for my readers:

  • Go to and sign up for the free newsletter and you’ll get access to one of my webinars for free.
  • Newsletter subscribers will also receive updates when new webinars become available.  These updates will include special subscriber-only discounts for a limited time.  So sign up to receive an email when these new webinars are available so you can get a discounted price.
  • As a thank you to all my readers, I want to share a special coupon code for 20% off all webinars at, including the 2011 ASMI Injuries in Baseball bundle.  This is a limited time discount for the month as we introduce the website.  This offer expires at the end of February.  To receive the 20% off discount, enter coupon code REINOLDWEBINAR20.

Please check out the new website, sign up for the newsletter for the free webinar and discounts, and take advantage of the 20% off discount.  I hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think.

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How to Read Research Articles

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut, doing the same exercises and manual techniques with every person?  If you have been reading this website, my books or journal articles, or have seen me present at meetings, you know one thing I do is pride myself in is being up to date in current research.  I stay on top of all the research because I am always trying to get better.  If there is one thing I get complimented on the most, is that my teachings are up-to-date and everything I do is backed by research.  I don’t mind saying this hear to the 1000’s of people that will read this, but staying on top of the research is one of my “secrets” that has helped me become one of the “experts” in our fields (and I use that term loosely…).

I’ve written about how I think that implementing evidence based medicine into your practice doesn’t have to be that hard, and I truly believe this, but I still receive feedback from people that reading research articles is overwhelming.  Furthermore, many people still comment to me that they find it difficult to read journal articles and determine the quality of the study and if it has any clinical implications to us.  Honestly, that is part of why I started this website, to help with this exact problem.

Set Yourself Apart

I’ve said it over and over again but we need to be integrating current research into our evidence based practices.  This is what sets you apart from everyone else in our fields and what produces amazing outcomes.


How to Read Research Articles

Since the beginning of this website, I have always wanted to write a guide of some sorts on how to read and interpret research.  Luckily I never did get around to this as Mark Young has just recently released a new product called How to Read Fitness Research, and there is no way I would have made a product as good as Mark’s!  Rehab specialists, don’t let “Fitness” in the title make you think you won’t benefit, this applies to all research.   I haven’t talked to Mark yet, but I actually want to include some of his info in my online CEU programs.

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the program and I must say Mark has paid great attention to detail and has come up with a program to help us all get more out of research!  Mark has taken a pretty important, yet boring, topic and made it really simple and easy to understand things such as:

  • Learn where research comes from
  • Discover who pays for research and why it matters
  • Find out where to get research
  • Know which journals to read and which are a waste of time
  • Stop being confused with statistics and research jargon
  • Learn to apply research to your programs for INCREDIBLE results


How to Read Research


Here is a little preview of part of the program where Mark talks about some tips on staying on how he stays on top of the research, which is exactly what I do as well:


As you can see, it offers some value.  Don’t get me wrong, if you just recently graduated and have gone through a ton of research design courses, this probably isn’t to the level of detail that you are going to need this product, but for the majority of us, it is a pretty good review.

There is one thing I would add to the program for physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other rehabilitation specialists.  Mark talks about what journals he recommends you staying on top of for fitness specialists, I would add a few more:

  • JOSPT – Journal of Orthopedic Sports and Physical Therapy – the cream of the crop for ortho and sports PT journals.  Pretty technical but still quality.  The best reason to join the APTA and sports or ortho sections.
  • AJSM – American Journal of Sports Medicine – another elite journal, geared more towards ortho and sports physicians and surgeons and a gold mine of information for us too.
  • Sports Health – A fairly new journal designed for us all – docs, PT’s, ATC’s, fitnes specialists, etc. A little less technical (which is often good), but great.
  • JAT – Journal of Athletic Training – Official journal of the NATA and always has some good content.  Similar to JOSPT, likely the best benefit of joining the NATA.
  • JBMT – Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies – For those of us that enjoy different approaches, manual therapy, and expanding outside of the typical American thought process.  Edited by Leon Chaitow, you’ll enjoy the content.  As a side note, I believe that this is where Tom Myer’s Anatomy Trains concept really took a jump start.


Click here to find out more about How to Read Fitness Research

Updated 1/2016 – My New Shoulder Online Continuing Education Program Website!

Shoulder Seminar

I am extremely excited to announce my new format and website for my online CEU continuing education program on the Recent Advances in Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder.  I’ve been working on the new enhanced version of the program for the past month and it looks great.  Join me as I walk you through the science behind effectively working with the shoulder through online presentations, journal articles, book chapters, and discussion forums.  Online continuing education is an amazing format to learn and I know you’ll get a ton out of the program.  Visit my new website,, to learn more about the Shoulder Online Continuing Education Program, but check out the special offer below first!

Introduction – New Features:

The new website and format allows me to offer several new features that were not present in past versions of this program:

  • No more start and end dates! You now have the ability to register and begin at any time.  The program is still a 7-week long program, but now you can start when it is most convenient to you.  Every 7 days from the moment you sign up you will gain access to new weekly material.
  • CEU Approval! The program has been approved for 21 CEUs from the NATA and APTA (MA State Chapter) and 20 CEUs from the NSCA.  That is a ton of CEUs and those approvals should make it easy for you to submit to other approval boards – I’ll give you everything you need to do so.
  • New website format! The new website is much easier to navigate and will allow greater features for you to maximize your experience.
  • Members Only Forum! Membership to the program also gives you access to an exclusive forum for you to discuss the information presented, ask questions to the group and myself, and present difficult case studies of your patients and clients that you may need help with.
  • Online Access to DVDs! The clinical examination and treatment DVDs are now included in an online format for you to view on the course site.
  • New Bonus Content on Overhead Athletes! I am also including my two latest publications on examination and treatment of the overhead athlete.

Additional Benefits:

You can go to and read about all of the great features.  As always, don’t forget some of the original benefits of the program:

  • 24/7 Access Anywhere and Anytime – The ability to log on and learn whenever and wherever you may be.
  • Learn From Home – No travel costs and no time lost on the weekends!  Learn and digest the material in small chunks on a weekly basis rather than sitting through a weekend long seminar.  Apply the information immediately each week.
  • Refer Back Later – All readings and presentation outlines are downloadable for you to keep.

Don’t Take My Word For It

There are a TON of testimonials at from the past participants from around the world and across multiple disciplines.  Here are a few of my favorites:

“This course has significantly influenced the way I assess and treat shoulders.  MC. New Zealand

“The ability for me to choose when to study and where I study was huge.” H. Gaston, Jackson, MS

“Mike’s availability throughout the course was more personal and involved than many physically present teachers. Great course!”  Brooks L. Tiller, Hohenwald, TN

“I felt I learned as much if not more here than attending a course.” Kevin P, Manchester NH


Actually I have two special offers.  Subscribers to my newsletter received a HUGE $100 off discount and first access to the program over the last couple of weeks.  I’ll give you one more chance to benefit from this on Friday January 28, 2011.  I will send out the special discount code again Friday morning with my weekly wrap-up newsletter.  Subscribe to my newsletter today or tomorrow to get this discount, after that, it is gone!

For those that are reading this late or not interested in subscribing (though why wouldn’t you be???), I have a special offer for you too, join my program by the end of February and enter the coupon code below to receive a great offer of $50 off.

Go to to learn more information and join now.

Enter coupon code: FEB50 to receive $50 off.

Please be sure to enter the coupon code, if you do not, you won’t get the discount!

Hope to see you guys on the inside of my new online CEU continuing education program on the Recent Advances in Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder!

My Next Online Continuing Education Mentorship Program Begins October 4!


Are you ready to take your knowledge of the shoulder to the next level?

If you are a newsletter subscriber, you know that I just announced last week that my online continuing education mentorship program on the recent advances in evidence based evaluation and treatment of the shoulder is set to begin again on Monday October 4th.

This is a 7-week online program where I walk you through a program designed to enhance your clinical examination and treatment skills. I’ll share with you the evidence-based scientific and clinical rationale behind what you need to know to make an immediate impact on your ability to work with shoulder patients.  I love the online, “study at your own pace” format, but I know many of you doubt this format.  Here is what a few attendees from my last program said:

“This course has significantly influenced the way I assess and treat shoulders.” MC. New Zealand

“I can honestly say this is probably one of, if not the best course I have taken. The ability for me to choose when to study and where I study was huge.” H. Gaston, Jackson, MS

Mike’s availability throughout the course was more personal and involved than many physically present teachers. Great course!  Brooks L. Tiller, Hohenwald, TN

“I felt I learned as much if not more here than attending a course.” Kevin P, Manchester NH

“Great format for learning.”  VVW, Tucson

This program continues to grow and has sold out every time I have offered it in the past and I only offer it a couple of times a year. This will fill up prior to the start date so don’t delay.  I announced this first on my newsletter and already have many people registered.

For more detailed information, testimonials, and to register for the October 4th program, click here –> Online CEU Course

Hope to see you online!

2010 Sports Physical Therapy Team Concept Conference

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Registration has begun for this year’s Team Concept Conference by the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.  This is a great course that I’ll be speaking at this year and has tons of great talks and speakers.  Plus, it’s in Vegas!  Dates are December 2-4, 2010.  Here is what the Sports Section is saying about the course:

Join practitioners on the leading edge of sports physical therapy at the 2010 Team Concept Conference! Clinicians from around the world will gather in Las Vegas to share their knowledge and experience with attendees. Intense lab courses, pre-conference sessions, an exciting vendor expo, and opportunities to talk with presenters one-on-one are all part of this year’s conference.

Here are the speakers:

  • – David Altchek, MD
  • – Mario Bizzini, PT, MS
  • – Jaynie Bjornaraa, PT, PhD, MPH, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • – Mark DeCarlo, PT, DPT, MHA, SCS, ATC
  • – John DeWitt, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
  • – Terry Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS
  • – Marty Huegel, PT, MEd
  • – Walt Jenkins, DHS, PT, ATC/L
  • – Mike Kordecki, PT, DPT, ATC
  • – Andre Labbe, PT
  • – Henning Langberg, PT, PhD, SSPT
  • – Rob Manske, PT, DPT, Med, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • – Keith Meister, MD
  • – Stephen Nicholas, MD
  • – Phil Page, PT
  • – Russ Paine, PT          
  • – Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • – Teresa Schuemann, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • – Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS
  • – Tim Tyler, PT, MS, ATC
  • – Mike Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC
  • – Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT

Visit the Sports Section’s website for more information.  Should be fun.

New Free eBook and Webinar Now Available

imageI’ve Just put the final touches on two new exciting products and they are ready to roll.  The first is a new eBookSolving the Patellofemoral Mystery” based on my past posts on the evaluation and treatment of the patellofemoral joint.  It is 36-pages in total and puts all the information together in a nice package with lots of great pictures.  A great resource that I am sure will help you understand patellofemoral pain better and treat it more effectively

imageThe second is a recording of my recent live webinar on “What’s New For 2010?”  It is a 30-minute webinar presentation with a few audience Q&A’s at the end.  I discuss a few new concepts and exercises I have recently started performing including info on minimizing upper trapezius dominance and enhancing serratus anterior activation through a few new exercises.

You may noticed already on my website already, but I have these two new products available as free bonuses for newsletter subscribers.  To get both new items plus all of the previous benefits, subscribe now!  I’ve talked about the benefits of subscribing to my newsletter in the past, but I’ll recap here as well.


Benefits of Subscribing to my FREE Newsletter

  • Additional quick clinical commentaries and pearls not found on this website
  • Links to other great information and videos around the web. 
  • Answers to reader questions.
  • Recaps of some of the great discussions on this website
  • Special offers, contests, and promotions from myself and
  • And more things to come!
  • Plus the 3 FREE bonuses below

Best of all, the newsletter is free.  Many of my long time readers have actually told me they love the newsletter as much as my website.  It’s a perfect compliment.  And trust me, I hate spam too, you will not be bombarded with spam and your email will not be shared.  I usually have about 2 newsletters a month.



Plus, subscribe now and receive these 3 FREE BONUSES:

  •  eBook – My new 36-page eBook on the evaluation and treatment of patellofemoral pain – “Solving the Patellofemoral Mystery”
  • Webinar – Access to watch a 30 minute webinar on some new techniques I am using – “What’s New for 2010?”
  • Protocol – A copy of my newly updated rehab protocol following “Accelerated ACL Reconstruction” I’ve written with Kevin Wilk and James Andrews



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Free Live Webinar Next Week – “What’s New for 2010”

image I will be hosting a free live webinar next week to discuss a few new exercises I have been working on lately.  I’m really looking forward to it as I love the webinar and online continuing education technology.  All of the info to register for free is below.  The more people we can get on the live webinar the better the interaction will be, but don’t worry if unable to attend.  I will have a recorded version – information on this below as well.  Thanks and looking forward to talking to you Tuesday!


What’s New for 2010 

A Free Live Webinar by Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

What I’ll be talking about:

  • What new exercises and manual techniques I am using and why
  • New exercises for serratus anterior and why I am focusing more on this muscle
  • What two minor tweaks in coaching I am doing during shoulder exercises and why they have improved results

Information on the webinar:

  • Tuesday July 27th, 12:00 PM Noon EST.
  • Webinar is free
  • Webinar will be about 30 minutes
  • You will be able to view, listen, and interact
  • Live Q&A session at the end
  • I will record the webinar and offer it free to my newsletter subscribers if you are unable to attend live.  if you can’t make the webinar, be sure to click here and subscribe to my newsletter or simply just register below.  You don’t have to attend to register below, you will receive and email with information on how to download the recorded version sometime next week.

Registration information:

Please submit your name and email below to register for the webinar.  You will also be subscribed to my free newsletter.  I send useful links, rehab tips, videos, and other subscriber only info for free about twice a month.  You can unsubscribe at any time and I don’t send spam or share your information.  Be sure to check your email for confirmation later today.  

Information to Access Webinar:

  • After registering below, you will receive an email with log in instructions about 30-60 minutes before the event on Tuesday.  Check your email and log on to the event.  It takes just a few minutes to join, but we will start promptly at noon EST.
  • You can use your computers microphone and speakers, they work great, but I will also provide a call in number to join the webinar on your phone.  If you plan on interacting, I recommend calling in for better quality.


Register for free now:



Sale Week: FREE Webinar on Patellofemoral Treatment Strategies

imageI hope you had the chance to take advantage of yesterday’s offer.  Our next offer during “Sale Week” to thank my readers after my 200th post is a FREE webinar on the Biomechanical Implications of Patellofemoral Rehabilitation.  This is one of my favorite webinars to date and is about an hour long recording of a presentation I did online with my readers.  You get to hear me and see my presentation, pretty cool technology.  Download it free today only as my thank you to you for reading.

To take advantage of this offer, go to the webinar page at and add the patellofemoral webinar to your cart.  Enter the coupon code “reinold200webinar” and you’ll receive the product for FREE.  You’ll go through the checkout process and then obtain a link to download the webinar to save and view on your computer.  I really like these webinars so please let me know what you think after you watch.  Offer expires tonight at midnight EST.

Today’s Coupon Code: REINOLD200WEBINAR

Still more great offers to come this week, remember to check back here each day for a new offer and to subscribe to my newsletter for the best offer of the week.