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Top Three Exercises to Improve Balance & Reduce Risk For Falls By Biagio Mazza Today I'm going to talk about my top three favorite exercises for fall prevention and for balance training that we utilize at Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Kansas City, MO. These are definitely going to be dependent upon the person, so please be safe! Safety is the number one thing with everything we do. But you still have to challenge your balance for it to get better.Exercise 2: Closed...
Posted on 2020-06-26
Shoulder Strength, Stability, & Injury Prevention For Combat Athletes By Justin Snead, DPT Calling all combat sports athletes…Have you ever been doing any grappling or ground fighting where you've had to post on your hand to keep your balance? There is a reason for that... This is an unnatural movement for your shoulder, because you are putting a lot of pressure and force down through those shoulder muscles. It forces the ball, from the ball and socket joint in the shoulder, back...
Posted on 2019-07-15
CORE WORKOUT FOR SENIORS By Biagio Mazza Is your body different as a senior than when you are in your 20's?  For sure there are things that are different, BUT biomechanically, it's the same.  However, because of the aging process, we may experience weakness or control issues within the core. The way to reactivate the core is to get back to the basics of core exercises. So, while we can call these “Core Exercises For Seniors” they are all just basic things that if...
Posted on 2019-06-26
. The term “core” gets thrown around quite a bit, and one we at Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy are not very fond of. Many individuals assume that it means the abdominals, and maybe even muscles included in the glutes, back muscles, or other muscles within that area. However, “the core” itself is a term that really implies globally, the stabilizers of the spine and the pelvis. This includes muscles within the... Spine Neck Shoulder blades Low back ...
Posted on 2019-06-11
The Top Functional Exercises For Your Best Life 1. PROPER SQUAT FORM (TO MOVE BETTER, AND LONGER) How often do you find yourself squatting – whether it is to play with kids, watch TV, or to pet a dog? Are you confident in your ability to get back up? Today’s functional movement is simply that: The ability to squat up and down from the ground. As children, we did this movement naturally. Thanks to our sedentary lifestyles, people are losing this ability. So why should we ...
Posted on 2019-05-15
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