Side-lying Scapular Activation

Posted by NAIOMT on Jun 17, 2018 8:08:13 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon demonstrates a technique to facilitate activation of the mid trap, rhomboids and lower trap. Manual resistance can be added in any direction to increase the activation of the muscles.

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Topics: manual therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, overhead athlete, Sidelying Scapular Activation

Stretching the Levator Scapula (Video)

Posted by NAIOMT on Mar 26, 2017 6:59:06 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS shows us how to effectively stretch pec minor.

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Topics: baseball injury, Manual Therapy Videos, Overhead Athlete, overhead athlete, levator scapula, softball injury

Scapular Stabilization for the Overhead Athlete Video

Posted by NAIOMT on May 7, 2016 10:27:04 AM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS addresses a progression for scapular stabilization for overhead athletes. For more expertise in this area, check out Angela's upcoming course Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete May 14 - May 15, 2016 in Falls Church Virginia or July 16-17 in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Topics: Manual Therapy, Manual Therapy Videos, Overhead Athlete, overhead athlete, scapular stabilization, Sports Medicine, Uncategorized

6 Factors to Consider for Early Season Injuries in Overhead Athletes

Posted by NAIOMT on Apr 16, 2016 10:43:51 AM

As the spring seasons are upon us, we are starting to see a few athletes make their way in to the clinic for various aches and pains and even some more serious injuries. We talk a lot about off-season rest times and injury prevention programs for the overhead athlete, so why do these injuries occur so early in the spring season?

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Topics: little league, baseball, baseball injury, overhead athlete, sports medicine, Sports Medicine

Video: Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete

Posted by NAIOMT on Dec 28, 2015 11:11:27 AM

In the video below, hear from NAIOMT faculty member Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS on some of the specific areas she'll be addressing in her upcoming specialty course  Advanced Concepts for the Overhead Athlete. If you have any interest in treating professional athletes, this one's for you!

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Topics: manual therapy, physical therapy, angela gordon, baseball injuries, Manual Therapy Videos, Overhead Athlete, overhead athlete, sports medicine, Sports Medicine

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