Physical Therapy

One of my favorite diagnoses to treat in CrossFit athletes is SLAP tears because quite frequently athletes have been told they have only one option…surgery. But in reality many people with SLAP tears in their shoulder can successfully rehab back to full shoulder health and...

One of the most common problems I treat with CrossFit athletes is shoulder pain with kipping pull-ups. This injury can happen for several different reasons as I discuss with my Performance Plus Programming partner Pamela Gagnon.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiYL0Luc9jg . Common Areas Leading to Shoulder Pain With Kipping Pull-ups .Lack...

One of the first questions that CrossFit, powerlift, or Olympic weightlifting athletes ask me after a shoulder surgery such as a rotator cuff or labrum repair is “when can I squat after shoulder surgery?”With many shoulder surgeries, the shoulder position required to get set up...

In recent years, the fitness world has been slowly adopting the trend of measuring heart rate variability (HRV) as a means of assessing an athlete’s readiness to train and overall recovery. But what is it? Is it actually useful? And how do we measure HRV?...

Note from Zach: Huge thanks to Kelvin King for writing this article. Kelvin has a ton of amazing exercise variations like the dead bug exercises he shows below. Be sure to follow him! Little rant: I love dead bugs.  However, their relationship to specific sports performance has...

Want strong legs? A killer back? Improved sprint times and jumping height? Need to rehab lumbar spine pain?Then you need to be doing deadlifts!Want to do deadlifts for a long time? Then you need to avoid these deadlift mistakes…  Deadlift Mistakes #1: Squatting The Deadlift An improper...

I'm excited to have my friend Brian Bouchette join TheBarbellPhysio.com to share this great video discussing anthropometry and how it can impact squat performance. If you want to have an in-depth knowledge of squat performance then this is something you need to understand!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvcytKYDXAAIf you want...

Hip impingement is a common complaint that we see in CrossFitters, weightlifters, and powerlifters due to the demands of their sport that push the hip joint through full ranges of motion repeatedly. This condition can be quite difficult to treat and is often mis-managed in...

Note from Zach: I'm excited to have Meghan Callaway and Sarah Duvall back on TheBarbellPhysio to share this incredible article on training the glutes. These two incredible ladies have teamed up with Kellie Hart Davis to create their "Glutes, Core, and Pelvic Floor Workout System". This...

NOTE FROM ZACH: I'm constantly asked for advice on developing relations within the CrossFit community. My friend Danny Matta has done a wonderful job in that so I asked him to share his top tips for building a successful relationship with CrossFit boxes. The tips Danny...