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 7 2021
This exercise is very effective for increasing shoulder/pillar strength and stability... View More
March 23 2021
This exercise can serve as a corrective exercise or warm-up prior to initiating heavier training with multi-joint lifts, jumping or cutting activity... View More
Feb. 17 2021
This exercise is very helpful for restoring strength and power needed in triple extension for running, jumping, deceleration and sprinting activities... View More
Feb. 3 2021
The supine reverse hamstring curl is an excellent exercise to resolve chronic hamstring pain and improve hamstring strength and mobility... View More
Jan. 20 2021
The inverted row is a great way to increase upper body strength and overall body control and awareness... View More
Jan. 5 2021
Insufficient trunk and hip stability can increase harmful forces on the lumbar spine and entire kinetic chain during sports or higher intensity activities... View More
Dec. 8 2020
Limited thoracic spine rotation may negatively impact performance in sport or cause undue stress on the lower back and/or shoulders... View More
Nov. 24 2020
Performing traditional barbell squats may pose significant physical challenges for some clientele based on their prior medical/injury history or simply be too technically demanding at first... View More
Oct. 14 2020
Long lever abdominal exercises are popular. However, they also pose a risk for the lumbar spine given the relatively poor abdominal strength/control and lever arm created by momentum and the iliopsoas
Sept. 23 2020
Split squats offer an effective way to improve lower body strength and stability. This exercise variation using a kettlebell offers a dynamic version with multiple progressions to challenge balance an
Sept. 8 2020
Improving shoulder and core/hip stability to control body weight is critical for athletes and weekend warriors. The traditional thread the needle is effective at this, but I find it is often a bit too
Aug. 12 2020
This is an advanced exercise that should be reserved for clientele who have sufficient upper body strength and shoulder/core stability to perform it... View More
July 15 2020
Weakness in the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius is often cited in contributing to patellofemoral pain, hip pathology and even back pain. Lateral brides (planks) have been shown to be effective ways
June 2 2020
Glenohumeral and scapular stability is important for those involved on overhead lifts, overhead sports and repetitive overhead activity. The ability to sustain pillar stability and resisted unwanted m
May 5 2020
Improving shoulder strength/stability along with pillar stability is essential for injury prevention and optimal movement. Using a medicine ball with the traditional push-up adds an element of instabi
April 22 2020
Multi-joint exercises are effective for building strength, improving cardiovascular conditioning and improving dynamic mobility and stability. COVID-19 has forced us all to find new ways to work out w
April 7 2020
Eliminating tightness in the TFL can reduce tension in the IT band as well as reduce knee pain associated with Runner’s knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome... View More
March 24 2020
Teaching clients to decelerate in the frontal plane without utilizing a trunk dominant strategy is something I am always working on in the rehab and performance setting. Often, clients will remain to
March 11 2020
Overhead athletes often suffer from poor scapular stability and asymmetrical shoulder weakness. For throwers, tennis/volleyball players, and swimmers having sufficient posterior shoulder strength is i
Feb. 24 2020
This exercise is done using a BOSU® Ballast Ball and BOSU® Balance Pods. It is considered an advanced exercise. Any clients with pre-existing upper body restrictions, injuries, or limitations... View More

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