September 2017

  • Exercise Progression for the Rotational Core

  • Published on Sep 26 2017

    Any fitness enthusiast would agree that the trunk muscles are important for posture and performance.  However, there is a large discrepancy on what exercises work the best for training the core.  Functional analysis of the core starts with stabilization.  This explains why posture is such an... Read More

  • Testosterone Replacement for the Aging Athlete

  • Published on Sep 18 2017

    Testosterone (T) is a naturally occurring hormone that is responsible in part for gaining muscle mass and strength, increasing endurance and faster recovery from intense exercise, reducing body fat, promoting healthy bone density, and many other mental and sexual benefits. The psychological... Read More

  • New Video: SSMI Ankle Mobility Tips

  • Published on Sep 13 2017

    Ankle mobility is often an overlooked component of human movement that has a tremendous ability to help or hinder performance.  Most notably, good ankle mobility can help keep good form and posture during squats... Read More

  • I have a meniscus tear... Do I need surgery?

  • Published on Sep 10 2017

    What is a Meniscus?

    A meniscus is a crescent shaped disk that’s found in the knee. It functions as a shock absorber or cushion between the femur (thighbone) and the tibia (shinbone). It helps with knee stability, lubrication, proprioception, and congruity. Each knee has 2 menisci—one on... Read More

  • DEXA Body Composition Frequently Asked Questions

  • Published on Sep 07 2017


    1. As a physician, what does the body composition analysis by DEXA tell you that the BMI and your own eyes do not?

    BMI is the minimum measurement for evaluating the overweight and obese patient, ultimately a reflection of body weight. Body weight is not nearly as... Read More