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.
Dec. 26 2011
This is the fourth and final exercise in my current series addressing scapular dysfunction. Today's exercise may seem rather simple, but it is effective yet challenging for many due to muscular imbalances... View More
Dec. 1 2011
As I mentioned in the previous two columns, impaired movement of the scapula places more stress on the glenohumeral joint. Dysfunctional movement is common with shoulder pain and impingement. Another dysfunction... View More
Nov. 18 2011
Scapular winging and tilting is a common problem in many clients. This can be the result of long thoracic nerve palsy, tightness in the pec minor, weakness in the serratus anterior, excessive thoracic... View More
Nov. 4 2011
Shoulder impingement and scapular dysfunction are common issues that plague many clients. Research indicates that certain muscles tend to dominate others while other muscles fatigue easily leading to faulty... View More
Oct. 17 2011
It is no secret that improving hip strength and stability is an important part of any corrective exercise strategy as well as general training program. With limited time in training sessions, it is important... View More
Oct. 1 2011
Another installment in a series of exercises featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that promotes shoulder, core and hip stability. Note: This exercise can be done in an inclined or... View More
Sept. 15 2011
Another installment in a series of exercises featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that promotes shoulder, core and hip stability. Execution: Begin in a push-up position with the BOSU... View More
Sept. 8 2011
In the second of a series of exercise featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates another exercise that challenges the hips and core. Note: This is an advanced core and hip strengthening exercise. Clients... View More
Aug. 17 2011
In the first of a series of exercise featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that challenges the hips and core in terms of anti-rotation strengthening and stability. It may look easy, but... View More
Aug. 3 2011
In the latest issue of Functionally Fit, Brian takes aim at the psoas muscle. This muscle can tighten up in runners, cyclists, swimmers and those who sit frequently during the day, leading to back pain,... View More
July 20 2011
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian demonstrates an exercise to reduce rotator cuff dysfunction by targeting the serratus anterior and challenging core stability. Execution: Begin in... View More
July 6 2011
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian demonstrates an exercise that you can use to address side-to-side differences that lead to hip, knee and ankle pain. Execution: Affix an elastic band around... View More
June 22 2011
In the latest edition of Functionally Fit, Brian focuses on shoulder impingement, demonstrating an exercise to specifically address posterior shoulder tightness. Shoulder impingement and rotator cuff tendonitis... View More
June 8 2011
As he wraps up his tight-ankle series, Brian demonstrates two effective body weight training exercises to improve closedchain ankle dorsiflexion.If you're just beginning the series, check out Ankle Dorsiflexion... View More
May 18 2011
As he wraps up his tight-ankle series, Brian demonstrates two effective body weight training exercises to improve closedchain ankle dorsiflexion. If you're just beginning the series, check out Ankle... View More
May 4 2011
In his last column, Brian demonstrated screening tools used to asses and identify ankle asymmetries. In this column, Brian demonstrates a basic series ofexercises to begin mobilizing the soleus and addressing... View More
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

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