Brian Schiff

Brian Schiff, PT, DPT, 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.
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
May 5 2020
The tensor fascia lata (TFL) is a problematic muscle for many clients. In many cases, it is synergistically dominant over the gluteus medius and often contributes to tightness associated with the IT band.... View More
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
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