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Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc & Sportsphysio, MPT, CSCS, C-IASTM

Chris Gellert, MPT, CSCS, CPT, is a licensed physical therapist, personal trainer, national presenter and author. He is the president of Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems, an educational company that creates evidenced-based material for personal trainers. He can be reached at [email protected] or www.pinnacle-tcs.com.

Article Archive

Hip Pain: What Helps, What Hurts

March 29, 2012

Hip pain. Clients of all shapes, sizes and ages complain about it. Hip issues can be as simple or as complex as each individual, and a good personal trainer knows how to assess for mobility and function and when to refer out to a physician or physical therapist. Recently there has been a lot of buzz in physical therapy and sports medicine circles about a “new” dysfunction of the hip called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).

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Exploring Hip Pain: Femoroacetabular Impingement

January 26, 2012

Hip pain. Clients of all shapes, sizes and ages complain about it. Hip issues can be as simple or as complex as each individual, and a good personal trainer knows how to assess for mobility and function and when to refer out to a physician or physical therapist. Recently there has been a lot of buzz in physical therapy and sports medicine circles about a “new” dysfunction of the hip called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).

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Back Pain Solutions for Kids & Teens

September 21, 2010

It is estimated that 60%-80% of the population will suffer from lower-back pain (LBP) at some time during their lifespan. One specific population that has received recent attention in regard to LBP is children and teenagers. Research shows that LBP affects children across the age gamut. And poor posture can be a common cause. Educating clients and parents of young teenagers about neutral spine can be a positive first step toward reversing LBP in kids and teens.

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Lower-Back Pain in Kids and Teens

April 21, 2010

The main cardiovascular factors that influIt is estimated that 60%–80% of the population will suffer from lower-back pain (LBP) at some time during their lifespan (Hamill et al. 1995). The causes are poorly defined because of the multiple risk factors, which include degenerative changes; repeated incorrect lifting technique; excessive static sitting and standing postures; bending; twisting; and falling.

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