Lisfranc Injury: Part 2

Last month, we talked about the anatomy, the mechanism of injury, and my own history with Lisfranc Injury. Rehab is never an easy process and the journey requires patience, consistency, and hard work. Here at Competitive Edge, we use a wide variety of high tech biofeedback tools to aid in the rehab process. These tools… Continue reading Lisfranc Injury: Part 2

The Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Neck and Shoulder Pain

Last month we talked about the importance of the “dynamic” bike fit. Looking at how individuals fit their bikes and how they move on them in order to help reduce low back pain while riding. These same principles can help alleviate pain in other areas common to cyclists, such as the neck and shoulder. The… Continue reading The Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Neck and Shoulder Pain

Lisfranc Injury: Part 1

My History with Lisfranc Injury (Tarsometatarsal Ligament Injury) Ever since I was a kid, I have always loved playing basketball. I played throughout high school and junior college. I couldn’t get enough of the game! In May of 2018, I played at a recreational league and during one game,I planted my foot, changed direction too… Continue reading Lisfranc Injury: Part 1

The Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Low Back Pain

Whether it was getting a new bike for Christmas as a kid or buying a used bike online and teaching yourself in an empty parking lot, everyone can remember getting their first bike and taking that ride! It’s an amazing feeling to be able to get on a bike and discover the world around you.… Continue reading The Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Low Back Pain

Strength for Runners Who Hate the Gym

Is there an effective strength program for runners who hate the gym? The long distance running community is not typically renowned for its love of gym sessions. Most runners just want to run and strength training is still commonly absent in training plans for the running season. The case for strength training may inadvertently not… Continue reading Strength for Runners Who Hate the Gym

Rotator Cuff Rehab – 3rd Phase

When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Advanced Phase (Weeks 12-26) It’s been three months since your rotator cuff surgery and hopefully your rehab timeline was on par with the average timeline. If all went to plan, you worked on passive shoulder range of motion, scapular isometrics and elbow/wrist… Continue reading Rotator Cuff Rehab – 3rd Phase

Rotator Cuff Rehab- 2nd Phase

When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Intermediate Phase (Weeks 6-12)             Congrats! You made it through the first 6 weeks after your rotator cuff surgery and things are looking up! At this point, your pain is most likely controlled and you no longer need medication, your passive range… Continue reading Rotator Cuff Rehab- 2nd Phase

Rotator Cuff Rehab – 1st Phase

When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Early Phase (Weeks 1-6)             Let’s talk about one of the most nagging and limiting shoulder injuries out there: rotator cuff tears. The diagnosis used to bring up discussions about “career ending injury” among sports analysists, but due to advances in surgical… Continue reading Rotator Cuff Rehab – 1st Phase

Shoulder Instability: An Athlete’s Guide Explaining Why Your Performance is Suffering – Part II Anatomy and Where Treatment goes Wrong

            In the previous blog, I shared the story of my teammate’s experience with multi-directional shoulder instability, explained the types of shoulder instability and how they can present, and discussed who is likely to suffer from shoulder instability. In part two of this series, we will dive deeper into the anatomy of shoulder instability and… Continue reading Shoulder Instability: An Athlete’s Guide Explaining Why Your Performance is Suffering – Part II Anatomy and Where Treatment goes Wrong

Shoulder Instability: An Athlete’s Guide Explaining Why Your Performance is Suffering – Part I Epidemiology

            It was the fourth inning and our starting pitcher was starting to give up multiple hits and already at a high pitch count due to the other team’s patience at the plate. I was standing at short stop wondering how we were going to stop the bleeding and feeling helpless because nothing was coming… Continue reading Shoulder Instability: An Athlete’s Guide Explaining Why Your Performance is Suffering – Part I Epidemiology

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