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.
May 13 2009
The following is the start of a subseries of Functionally Fit exercises aiming to boost lower back strength and also assist those with lower back problems. See 'Related Resources' below for past Functionally... View More
April 23 2009
Brian Schiff continues his series on functional training with steps on how to perform the long step forward lunge, without a stride. This simple, two-step exercise is ideal for those with knee or patello-femoral... View More
April 21 2009
It's getting hot around the Midlands inside yoga studios. A new twist on the exercise is rapidly gaining in popularity. It's called "hot yoga," a series of yoga poses done in a heated room - a very heated... View More
April 7 2009
Brian Schiff continues his series on functional training, this time focusing on the lateral box step-down, an exercise ideal for increasing VMO strength. Brian remarks, "It is a preferable alternative... View More
March 26 2009
Execution Kneeling, cross your arms as if you are hugging yourself. Slowly move into your natural backswing motion, pausing at the end of the available range of motion. Progress to your follow-through... View More
March 11 2009
Execution Stand on one leg with a slightly bent knee, holding the arms extended at shoulder height. Keeping the hands interlocked, slowly rotate the arms/torso to one side through the full available range... View More
March 5 2009
If you employ trainers, eventually the question arises: "Should I provide them with continuing education, or should I expect that they find it on their own" Regardless of whether your trainers are independent... View More
March 5 2009
Things are getting a little sticky, aren't they? The economy will probably get worse before it gets better, and people aren't exactly tripping over themselves to spend money on trainers lately. To most... View More
March 5 2009
In 1933, Henry Ford wrote to the President of the University of Chicago advocating the formation of a “University without Walls”. This was based off a survey done by University... View More
Feb. 26 2009
There are three different ways to strengthen the posterior rotator cuff. According to EMG studies, the most effective ways to isolate maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVC) are: Side-lying external... View More
Feb. 25 2009
There are three different ways to strengthen the posterior rotator cuff. According to EMG studies, the most effective ways to isolate maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVC) are: Side-lying external... View More
Feb. 5 2009
This Functionally Fit feature is third in a series of exercises you can use to maximize shoulder functionality and health. Visit our archives and continue to check out our E-News to view the entire series... View More
Feb. 5 2009
This Functionally Fit feature is third in a series of exercises you can use to maximize shoulder functionality and health. Visit our archives and continue to check out our E-News to view the entire series... View More
Jan. 14 2009
This particular Functionally Fit feature is a first in a series of exercises you can use to maximize shoulder functionality and health. Visit our archives and continue to check out our E-News to view the... View More
Jan. 14 2009
This particular Functionally Fit feature is second in a series of exercises you can use to maximize shoulder functionality and health. Visit our archives and continue to check out our E-News to view the... View More
Jan. 9 2009
This particular Functionally Fit feature is second in a series of exercises you can use to maximize shoulder functionality and health. Visit our archives and continue to check out our E-News to view the... View More
Jan. 9 2009
This particular Functionally Fit feature is a first in a series of exercises you can use to maximize shoulder functionality and health. Visit our archives and continue to check out our E-News to view the... View More
Dec. 30 2008
Functionally Fit, PFP's newest e-newsletter column, is a series of tips to keep your clients' routines fresh, exciting, but more importantly, effective. Check in every month to read Brian's newest tip.... View More
Dec. 30 2008
Execution Begin in a traditional push-up position with one foot positioned on top of the other heel. Slowly lower down maintaining a flat back (abs tight) until the upper arm is at or near parallel... View More
Dec. 30 2008
Execution Begin with a light to moderate dumbbell or kettlebell in the hand opposite the stance leg. Keeping the shoulder blades squeezed together, back flat, chest out and head up at all times, slowly... View More

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