The Adaptable Athlete is Evolve Performance Healthcare's video education blog. Learn movement principles, at home exercises, and other clinical tidbits designed to recover from injury, prevent pain, and improve performance.
Is surgery the best option for your low back pain? A few things to consider before going under the knife.
When it comes to overcoming low back pain, there are some 'non-negotiable' exercises that everyone needs to master. We cover them here.
If you sprain your ankle, don't just stick it in an ice bucket until the pain goes away. A structured, progressive rehab plan is required to ensure that this one ankle sprain doesn't lead to any larger and recurring issues.
Use the following rehab + fitness progressions to take your hamstring injury from pain to improved performance.
Learn the only proven method to improve movement and strength for long term, sustainable pain relief.
Long term sustainable relief from low back pain requires a plan and a commitment to sticking to that plan. We've created the plan. Can you provide the commitment?
Unilateral training is vital in the rehabilitative process in correcting muscular imbalances that can occur after an injury. Learn easy ways to turn traditional bilateral exercises into easy unilateral exercises to prevent injury and improve performance.
Integrating traditional rehabilitation movements with a full body, dynamic movement like the clean creates long lasting pain relief and improved daily performance.
Recovery recommendations to protect your body and finances after an auto accident in Portland, OR
Braces are often seen as a way to prevent injury while playing sports and at the gym. But are they effective?
Pain science is changing. Long held beliefs surrounding the cause and treatment of pain are being shown to simply not be true. By redefining these three aspects of pain we can create better solutions for long term, sustainable pain relief.
Knee pain is very seldom caused by issues at the knee. To properly rehabilitate knee pain we need to look at causes elsewhere in the body and when we do that, we find that our deficiencies at our hips are often primary contributors.
How well does your brain communicate with your muscles? Learn how to test your motor control and why it matters.
Breathing is one of the few ways we can influence our autonomic nervous system. It's relation to the diaphragm also makes it an important contributor in protecting our low back from injury and improving athletic performance. Let's discuss what makes our breathing so awesome.
Strengthen and retrain the shoulder with these three functional battle rope exercises.
Understanding these three principles will redefine your approach to core strengthening, providing better stability, improved strength, and higher performance.
Learn why starting on a strength training program following an auto accident could be the key to your long term recovery.
Learn how to perform seven different variations of the squat and how each movement can be used in the clinical/rehabilitative setting.
While the effectiveness of supplementation is still up for debate, the real problem with natural forms of supplementation lies in the feeling of complacency it creates that prevents individuals from taking an active approach to their health and wellness.
Simple, proven strategies to overcome negative self talk and improve performance and productivity as well as overcoming pain
Spice up your plank game. The traditional plank exercise offers a variety of progressions that challenge the superficial and deeper muscles of the core in a variety of planes of motion.
Progressions are important to avoid plateau's in rehab and fitness training. Our Ultimate Guide to Lunge Progressions provides 12 variations of the lunge to challenge the body in a variety of ways.
While utilized primarily in the cross training setting, runners can also benefit from developing a kettlebell routine. The following are five kettlebell exercises to help runners prevent injury and perform at a higher level.
Learn how to use The Mace to strengthen and retrain the shoulder following an injury.
How healthy is your low back? Use these three tests to determine if you're at a higher risk for low back pain or injury risk.
Imbalance in muscle strength and function alter movement patterns which contributes to pain and injury. The deltoid is a large muscle made up of three distinct fibers, one that often gets left out of most training plans. In this weeks article, learn what you can do to strengthen the posterior aspect of your deltoid.
Don't let shin splints ruin your training. A new approach to treating shin splints is producing incredible results for relieving pain and improving performance in athletes of all levels. Check out these three new exercises to treat the nerves that innervate your leg muscles and continue to run pain free.
Learn how to use the kettlebell to strengthen and retrain the shoulder using the kettlebell. Combining conservative medicine and functional fitness.
Functional retraining of the body after an injury can be accomplished using the same equipment you find in most fitness studios. When dealing with shoulder injuries, we like to start to with these three simple movements using the kettlebell.
Mastering a few basic movements is all you need to take control of your low back pain. The following three exercises are beginning tools to protect your low back from repetitive strain, correct poor postures, and create spinal stability for low back pain relief.