Thursday, April 15, 2021


Do you want to learn about ACL tears and rehabilitation?

Do you want to learn how to program design working with ACL clients? Then join our free webinar!

Webinar: ACL Returning to a Healthy and Active Lifestyle,

by Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc & Sportsphysio, MPT, CSCS, C-IASTM, CPC and IDEA Health and Fitness

When: April 21st 2021 1pm eastern time

This webinar will cover the following topics:

-Anatomy and biomechanics of the knee

-How ACL injuries occur, common surgical options

-Physical therapy stages of rehabilitation with rationale

-Program Design for the ACL client--learn the 'why'

-Prevention strategies for ACL injuries

Monday, April 12, 2021


ACL Webinar: Returning to a Healthy Lifestyle After Surgery

Presented By Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc & Sportsphysio, MPT, CSCS, C-IASTM, CPC and IDEA Health and Fitness Association

This webinar will cover the following:

-Functional anatomy and biomechanics of the knee

-Common ACL surgeries with rationale

-Physical Therapy Stages of Rehabilitation with rationale

-Post Therapy Training Recommendations with rationale

-Program design for the ACL client

-Prevention Strategies

When: April 21st 2021 at 1pm eastern time

To register:

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Saturday, April 10, 2021



LEARN ABOUT: The anatomy, functional anatomy of the knee, biomechanics behind the knee, common ACL surgeries, physical therapy stages of rehabilitation, program design and how to work with a client who suffered from an ACL injury!!

WHEN: APRIL 21st 2021 1pm eastern time

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Look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday, April 8, 2021


Thinking Thursday

Which of the following reasons are why someone can have or experience shoulder pain?

a. Cervical pain can refer into the shoulder region

b. Pain can be local from a tendon(bicep tendon)

c. Pain can be caused from inflamed bursa

d. Pain can be caused from irritated supraspinatus

e. All of the above

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Thinking thursday

Previously, with respect to shoulder impingement, we have posted that shoulder impingement in the past is caused by which of the following?

a. Inability of the humerus to glide within the glenoid cavity

b. tightness of the posterior capsule

c. weakness of the scapular stabilizers

d inability of the scapula to upwardly rotate on the thorax

e. all of the above

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All of those who answer correctly, will win a FREE home study course complimentary of PTCS.

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Thinking Thursday

Which of the following exercises is ineffective or unsafe to perform with a client who has a 4 month left rotator cuff repair based on science and evidenced based research?

a. Standing mid row exercise

b. Seated cable reverse flye machine

c. Seated dumbbell shoulder press

d. Standing external rotation with cable

What is your answer?

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021


How do you become a better personal trainer?

Any health care or fitness professional can improve, with these simple strategies:

1. Read one clinical article every week to stay abreast of the latest research and evidenced based practice

2. Take a virtual class/seminar on a topic that interests you and in the comfort of your own home

3. Pursue a specific specialization, whether it earning your CSCS, or your CES certification, specialization, will help you stand out, enhances your knowledge, shows that you are different from the rest. Put a small time in studying each week with the goal of completing a certification like the Certified Post Rehabilitation Specialist(CPRS) within 3 months.

4. Watch a webinar that interests you.

5. In the fall of 2021 or Spring 2022, pursue an in person live one or two-day seminar on a topic that interests you. By this time a majority of the country will be vaccinated and covid will hopefully continue to decline as we strive for some sense of normalcy.

Becoming better at anything requires a plan, patience, time and comittment. Most of all, it requires one to stick with a plan and deal with the bumps and annoyances along the way right?

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Corrective Exercise Monday Education
For Shoulder Impingement(SI)

Shoulder impingement is a condition in which the humerus bone does not have adequate space to glide down during flexion and side raising of the arm. It is also a condition in which the AC joint is affecting the ability of the supraspinatus to abduct the shoulder. Or can be caused by weakness of the scapulorthoracic muscles coupled with a tight posterior capsule.

Physical therapy: manages this through patient education,manual therapy, massage, stretching and joint mobilization.

Post therapy training: should focus on posterior capsule stretching, stretching the tight upper traps and pectorals, strengthen the weak rhomboids, scapular retractors to help restore the scapulohumeral rthym(SHR). SHR should have 2 degree of glenohumeral movement to 1 degree of scapulothoracic motion. Which exercises are safe?
-Mid row exercise(rhomboids)
-Low trap pulldowns and lat pulldown to front of chest
-Standing external rotation with cable using tubing
-Seated posterior reverse flye machine

Train to attain and be safe.
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