If you want people to move better stop shopping exercises and break down their movements.

For corrective exercise, put people in a position where they are making a lot of mistakes (this position needs to be a safe position though and not dangerous) and SHUT UP!  Don’t over coach them.  Let them work it out and learn to develop the pattern…THIS is motor learning!  The baby didn’t need you to coach it on how to roll in the crib, crawl or stand.  It figured it out on its own.

Gray Cook, DPT


Elbow Epicondylitis/Epicondylosis (Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow)

Elbow Epicondylitis/Epicondylosis describes acute and chronic inflammation of the muscles of the forearm that attach at the elbow that become inflamed. The inflammation occurs both at the periosteum (connective tissue covering of the bone) as well as the muscles and tendons that insert on the bone. Many times, the biomechanical problem is in the shoulder and/or wrist. Conservative management in most cases will decrease the pain, improve function and prevent reoccurrence

Most golf related elbow injuries occur during ball impact. For right handed golfers, the medial epicondyle of the right elbow is injured and the lateral epicondyle of the left elbow is injured.

Most tennis related elbow injuries also occur during ball impact. For right handed players, the lateral epicondyle of the right elbow is injured.

Blunt force to elbow, Supracondylar fractures, Distal humeral fractures, Elbow dislocations, Callus formation, Surgical exploration at elbow site, Repetitive baseball pitching, Jackhammering, Boxing, Javelin throwing, Golfing and Tennis are examples of trauma that results in elbow injuries.