One of the fun things about working in rehabilitation is the wealth of information. New physical therapy blogs and websites pop up all the time. I love reading through everyone’s work and thoughts and there are a few that I bookmark as my go-to’s for information. Mike Reinold has a great site for physical therapy.
Mike Reinold is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, performance enhancement specialist, and founder of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston, MA. His company’s tagline is: feel better, move better, and perform better. He uses his website to share his research, experience, and thoughts behind how he integrates rehabilitation, fitness, performance, and sports medicine. In addition to having a newsletter, blog, and videos, Mike also offers an online mentorship program that includes a monthly webinar and Q&A. He’s really committed to not only helping patients but helping therapist’s become better practitioners.
Mike writes in an approachable manner and often has guest bloggers. I like the diversity of his subject matter too. Some really good articles to check out are:
- 6 Things You do That Your Clients Hate: which details the reasons why patients may move on from a physical practice
- Are We Missing the Boat on Core Training: which discusses whether we’ve gone too far in the focus on “core” workouts that only focus on isometric anti-movement exercises.
- 4 Ways to Improve Overhead Shoulder Mobility: This video blog details 4 most common reasons why patients lose overhead shoulder mobility and what to work on to improve this movement.
- How Movement Age Impacts Program Design: This is a really relevant piece about having two clients, the same age, with similar goals who may need to have different programs due to what Mike calls their “Movement Age”: which is their individual ability to move.
- A Simple and Easy Hip Mobility Drill for Low Back Pain: This blog and video details the correlation between hip mobility and low back pain with an example of a stretch to begin working on hip extension mobility.
Mike’s website is my first go-to for information on sports medicine rehabilitation. The amount of quality content he provides is really head-and-shoulders over a lot of sites out there. So, the next time you’re looking for information on a sports medicine topic or looking for treatment inspiration or confirmation, check out www.mikereinold.com.