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 1 2012
It is common to encounter clients experiencing shoulder pain with certain exercises from time to time. Most trainers and clients are aware that the rotator cuff is a common culprit. In addition, SLAP tears... View More
March 19 2012
Our electronic dependent society (computers, tablets, cell phones) encourages us to fall into a kyphotic and rounded shoulder posture day after day. While this stretch does not isolate the pec minor (pec... View More
March 5 2012
In another exercise featuring BOSU Balance Training products, PFP columnist Brian Schiff demonstrates an exercise that challenges the shoulder girdle, core and hips. It may look easy, but don't... View More
Feb. 17 2012
This exercise is designed to strengthen the lateral myofascial chain and improve functional stability and neuromuscular control of the low back, pelvis and hips. It effectively targets the gluteus medius,... View More
Feb. 4 2012
Poor posture and muscle imbalances lead to neck pain and dysfunction. With the increasing reliance on tablets, PC's and cellular phones, most people tend to fall into a forward head posture characterized... View More
Jan. 20 2012
Research has shown that strengthening the gluteus medius is clearly an essential way to reduce anterior knee pain and improve pelvic stability and function. The exercise I am sharing today is useful for... View More
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

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