Evidence-Based Strength Training: Gluteus Maximus

To build upon my previous post regarding Evidence-based Strength Training of the Gluteus Medius, I wrote the following article for MedBridge Education... Pain and Gluteal Strength The gluteal musculature has been implicated in many different pathologies due to its potential impact on lower extremity biomechanics. During weight bearing, the femur moves about a fixed patella and therefore excessive…

VMO: An Update

The following is an article written for the online, video-based physical therapy continuing education company MedBridge… Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is among the most common sports injuries and yet the current treatment protocols are not optimal. In particular, the latest research questions our ability to selectively recruit vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) and affect its timing and suggests…

Evidence-Based Strength Training: Gluteus Medius, An Update

To build upon my previous post regarding Evidence-based Strength Training of the Gluteus Medius, I wrote the following article for MedBridge Education... Pain and Gluteal Strength The gluteal musculature has been implicated in many different pathologies due to its potential impact on lower extremity biomechanics. During weight bearing, the femur moves about a fixed patella and…

Should we stop blaming the glutes for everything?

Below is an article written for MikeReinold.com...  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture1,2 and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)3,4,5 are two of the most common lower extremity complaints that physicians or physical therapists will encounter. In addition to the high incidence of these pathologies, with regards to ACL injury, very high ipsilateral re-injury and contralateral injury have…

Evidence-Based Strength Training: Scapulothoracic Musculature, Part 2

Scapulothoracic Muscles and Pain As I mentioned in Part 1, weakness or poor neuromuscular control of the periscapular muscles has been implicated in subacromial impingement1,2, lateral epicondylalgia3-5, cervicogenic headache6, and neck pain7,8. Specifically, insidious onset of neck pain and whiplash associated disorder (WAD) have been linked with a significant delay in and shorter duration of…

Evidence-Based Strength Training: Rotator Cuff

This will be the first in a series of monthly posts that I will be contributing to MedBridge Education, who is an online continuing education resource for physical and occupation therapists... According to Sipes et al, 30% of athletes suffer a shoulder injury during their career. Of those injuries, subacromial impingement syndrome and rotator cuff…

Evidence-Based Strength Training: Gluteus Medius

There are several pathologies and clinical presentations that may indicate targeting the hip abductors, but are you selecting the most effective interventions? Lets start off with some anatomy and biomechanics... The hip abductor musculature consists of the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and tensor fasciae latae as determined by Clark et al. Additionally, the piriformis and…