Category Archives: Sports training

Golf Sports Performance: The “Quiet Eye” to Improve Your Golf Game!

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC The ability to be a great golfer is multifaceted; however, it minimally takes countless hours (10,000 or more) of tedious, high-quality, perfect rehearsal to create great swing mechanics. Possibly, the most underrated aspect of golf mechanics is the eyes, which are the most important organ of sense. […]

Pre-Season/Winter Workout Throwing Program Guideline:

Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC 1. Dynamic warm up: Perform the dynamic warm-up prior to throwing. 2. Throw and holds: Hold baseball and go through throwing motion without releasing the ball (10 times). 3. Rest-recovery: After each set of throws, rest 60-90 sec. (Perform push-ups, front planks, side planks) 4. Phase progression: Progress […]

Golf Specific Exercise Improves Golf Performance and Prevents Injury: Part I

By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Worldwide, 55 to 80 million people from 136 countries play golf. (HSBC Group, 2020) With this popularity, golf has been among the most highly studied sports. Advances in technology and sports science have allowed healthcare providers to use this information to create specific sports performance exercise programs to […]

Sports Injury Prevention: What are the benefits of single-limb exercise vs. bilateral exercise?

Single-limb exercises mean that the individual moves with one limb vs. two limbs—for example, a single-arm curl vs. a double-arm curl. There are many advantages to unilateral exercise training that I will highlight in this article. Benefits of unilateral exercise: 1. Increase motor unit recruitment: There is more significant muscle firing during the unilateral exercise. […]

Sports Injury Prevention: What risk factors can we control?

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In the US, there is over 8.6 million sports-related adolescent (age 10-20 years) injuries annually; 42% happen in the lower extremity, 30% in the upper extremity, and 16% in the head and neck. (NHSR, 2016) Many of these are over-use injuries that occur due to excessive intensity, […]

Injury Prevention: Can Monitoring and Managing Training Load Reduce Injury?

By Dr. John R. Mishock In organized sports from youth to pro there are approximately 4-6 million injuries each year. The majority of these injuries occur as sprains and strains of the upper and lower extremity. (Hopkinsmedicine.org) Many of these injuries are preventable with proper exercise training and load management of training/competition volume, which ultimately […]

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