Brian Schiff

Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS, is a licensed physical therapist, respected author and fitness professional. Currently, he serves as the supervisor for Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center (formerly EXOS at Raleigh Orthopaedic). Brian conducts live continuing education webinars and presents nationally at professional conferences and seminars on injury prevention, rehab and sport-specific training.
April 20 2011
Brian turns his focus to ankle tightness in the first of a three-part series. This column offers two exercises to detect differences in the ankles.See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits... View More
April 6 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise designed to stretch the hip into internal rotation, decreasing the risk of excessive lumbar rotation and/or knee collapse. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally... View More
March 23 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise designed to improve hip mobility while also increasing strength and stability in the front side leg. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits and other exercises... View More
March 9 2011
From Brian: During my assessments, I always utilize lunges in all three planes to observe and pick up movement dysfunction. So many times as fitness professionals, we are eager to use lunges as a solid... View More
Feb. 9 2011
Brian demonstrates an exercise that will help increase hip mobility/stability, hamstring flexibility and desirable strength and balance for optimal physical performance in your clients. Note: Some... View More
Jan. 19 2011
In his latest Functionally Fit column, Brian offers an exercise to activate and strengthen the extensor muscles, rhomboids and lower trapezius for reduced shoulder pain.See 'Related Resources' below for... View More
Jan. 5 2011
In his latest column, Brian demonstrates anexercise that will help prevent ACL injuries and increase ankle stability, among other benefits. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits and... View More
Dec. 21 2010
In his latest Functionally Fit, Brian demonstrates two versions of crossing lunges, both of which are good for increasing hip strength and stability.Note: These lunges can be done moving in a forward orbackward... View More
Nov. 22 2010
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian adds tubing to add support and increase continuity of the Hip Flexor Stretch. This exercise is good for relieving hip and abdominal tightness, both contributors... View More
Nov. 10 2010
In a continuation of his BOSU series, Brian demonstrates an exercise that is great for a total-body workout, especially swimmers and throwers looking to improve scapular stability and trunk control. See... View More
Oct. 27 2010
In a continuation of his BOSU Balance Trainer series Brian demonstrates an exercise to increase shoulder and core strength and stability, a great exercise for overhead athletes. See 'Related Resources'... View More
Oct. 13 2010
In a continuation of his BOSU Balance Trainer series, Brian combines the plank and Balance Trainer to create a simple exercise for improving core strength and stability. See 'Related Resources' below for... View More
Sept. 22 2010
In a continuation of his BOSU Ball series, Brian adds the BOSU Ball to the Single-Leg Lateral Reach to create a great exercise for injury prevention, general strengthening, ankle/knee/hip rehab and performance... View More
Sept. 8 2010
In the first of a series of exercises to do with a BOSU ball, Brian demonstrates BOSU Ball Split Squat Diagonal Chops, which can be used to improve balance, hip strength/stability, hip flexor extensibility... View More
Aug. 25 2010
In his latest Functionally Fit, Brian demonstrates Stability Ball T-Spine Rolls, which are intended to thoracic spine mobility and core stability.See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally Fits... View More
Aug. 11 2010
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian adds the BOSU to increase the difficulty of the plank. This exercise is designed to improve scapular, hip and core stability, while also improving hip strength.... View More
July 28 2010
In his latest Functionally Fit, Brian demonstrates the Trunk-Loaded Anti-Valgus Single Leg Squat, which is designed to improve single leg hip/knee strength and stability.See 'Related Resources' below for... View More
July 14 2010
In the sixth installment of his TRX Suspension Trainer series, Brian demonstrates the BOSU Suspended Body Saw, which is intended to improve upper body/core strength and shoulder stability.See 'Related... View More
June 22 2010
In the fifth installment of his TRX Suspension Trainer series, Brian demonstrates the Plank Pushup,which is intended to improve upper body/corestrength and stability in the trunk and shoulders.See 'Related... View More
June 22 2010
In the fifth installment of his TRX Suspension Trainer series, Brian demonstrates the Plank Pushup,which is intended to improve upper body/corestrength and stability in the trunk and shoulders.See 'Related... View More

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