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An Afternoon on the Practice Tee at the Accenture Match Play

I had the opportunity to attend the Monday practice round at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Arizona (just outside Tucson).   Always a great learning experience to not only watch the best in the world honing their craft, but also to watch their interaction with their support staff of coaches, trainers, caddies, and equipment reps.  Here are a few videos from Monday afternoon on the practice tee.  Good to see lots of TPI representation both among players and support staff. 

The Role Of The Running Store In Keeping Runners Running

In most running communities the hub of the running community is the specialty running shop. The running shop often serves far beyond the most basic purpose of selling shoes and gear. Many stores have roles as race directors, coaches, educational sources and a referral source to the medical community. Many times runners come through the door when it is already too late, when they are injured. At that point the runner is looking for help and is not buying shoes, entering races or signing up for training groups.

A Look Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil: Lessons for a More Prophylactic Approach to Reduce Competitive Gymnastics Injuries

Last November we to attended Cirque du Soleil's production of Alegria during its stop in Tucson.  While watching the show and the amazing feats of athleticism by the performers, I wondered "what type of sports medicine infrastructure do they provide?" After all, it's not as though you can find an abundance of people walking the street who can substitute for an injured performer at a moments notice. 

Movement Reeducation for a 2:29 Marathoner: Case Study, Part 2

In part one of this case study we provided our initial screening and assessment before addressing this runner's nonpainful dysfunctional movement patterns. In this second of three parts, we'll cover the initial corrective exercises that we used to provide the foundation for running specific corrections.

Finding the Most Appropriate Use of Fins During the Rehabilitation and Stroke Reeducation Process for Injured Swimmers


"...[S]wimmers have some of the most dysfunctional shoulders in the entire sporting world; they have glaring scapular instability, big internal rotation deficits, and insufficient dynamic stability..."

-Eric Cressey