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 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
Jan. 29 2020
To optimize dynamic balance and stability, I prefer to use single-leg stability exercises... View More
Jan. 14 2020
In the prior column, I demonstrated how to do resisted upper body reaches to increase shoulder and pillar stability. This exercise introduces a diagonal movement pattern while seated on the stability... View More
Jan. 2 2020
Glenohumeral and scapular stability is important for those involved on overhead lifts, overhead sports and repetitive overhead activity... View More
Dec. 17 2019
Developing total body strength and power is always a goal for athletes. More specifically, building rotational explosiveness is beneficial for athletes participating in sports such as tennis, soccer... View More
Dec. 3 2019
Improving shoulder strength/stability along with pillar stability is essential for injury prevention and optimal movement... View More
Nov. 19 2019
Strengthening the quadriceps in the presence of knee pain, chondromalacia or arthritis can be challenging... View More
Nov. 4 2019
When isotonic loading creates knee pain, isometric exercise can serve as a good alternative until the client can progress to more traditional loading patterns... View More
Oct. 15 2019
This exercise is an advanced training option to improve landing form and hip stability in the transverse plane... View More
Oct. 1 2019
This exercise is an excellent training option to improve landing form, eccentric strength and dynamic stability in the entire lower kinetic chain... View More
Sept. 15 2019
This is an excellent exercise that can be integrated as part of a warm-up/movement prep session prior to engaging in overhead sports or lifting activities... View More
Sept. 1 2019
This is an excellent exercise that can be incorporated daily to improve posture, thoracic spine extension and reduce shoulder injury risk... View More
Aug. 15 2019
This exercise will improve hip shoulder, torso and hip strength, while also providing some cardiovascular conditioning given the repetitive multi-joint movements and pressing... View More
Aug. 1 2019
This exercise is very effective for increasing shoulder/pillar strength and stability. The movement itself requires good anti-rotation and anti-extension strength and endurance... View More
July 15 2019
The endless vertical rope pull strengthens the back, chest, and shoulders, while challenging hip and core stability especially in the half kneeling position... View More
July 1 2019
This exercise is an excellent way for clients to reduce quadriceps/hip flexor tightness... View More
June 15 2019
The endless rope low row strengthens the back, biceps and shoulders, while challenging core stability and endurance... View More

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