For many athletes, trainers, coaches, and scouts, the vertical jump is one of the best tests of pure power and athleticism. It’s used in almost all combines and fitness tests as an instant indicator for overall athletic ability. If you’re looking to stand out from the rest of the pack and grab a coach’s /…

APEX SHOULDER SERIES PART 1 – SPINAL AND SHOULDER CONNECTIONS Common injuries for baseball players and volleyball players (or any overhead athletes) are directly related to a dysfunction of the structure and mobility of the cervical and thoracic spine. The shoulder is a direct connection to the spine so it becomes a secondary issue but…

As a former collegiate-level hockey goalie, I’ve taken my fair share of protein powders and other athletic supplements. Some supplements were meant to increase my energy, some were supposed to boost metabolism, and others were meant to increase strength. The underlying commonality with all of them was to make me BIGGER and STRONGER. I guess…

INTRODUCTION Sports injuries are unexpected and at times life changing.  A lot of athletes we get to see in our Mississauga, ON sports rehab clinic have faulty movement patterns that have not been corrected or re-educated to promote proper function since childhood.  In most cases, when athletes resort to stretching and doing other forms of…

What do the 3 pictures below of totally different sports have in common? POSTURE.   What would happen to the archer if she were slouched over? She would not be able to align her structure and have a stable shooting platform. The full power of the karate kick would turn into a harmless wobbly top….

Many high level competitive baseball athletes train for the sport like its a full time job, beginning their development and hardwiring baseball skills into their bodies at a young age. The concept of sport-specific training is a must for greater performance gains. However, this idea often overshadows the necessity of developing a strong foundation prior to implementing…

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