Now that we are getting some peeks at the sun again, it's a great time to make sure you are ready to head back outdoors for tennis, soccer, biking, running or whatever your sport or activity may be.  Functional Trainer Matt Ballew continues his series this month with a focus on the final and FUN stage in treating your shoulder pain: getting strong!  And once again we have a delicious paleo recipe for -believe it or not- bread!  Let us know how we can help you with your nutrition, fitness, and therapeutic goals with our nutrition, functional training, and Performance Therapy treatments.  

Mike Danenberg
Director of Sports Performance
Rehabilitating an Injury: Stage 3- Strengthen
As we discussed in the previous articles, there is a specific order that must be followed when properly rehabbing a shoulder or any area of the body.
Three stages:
(1) Mobility
(2) Stability
(3) Strength (this=fun)

The order is extremely important because each stage builds upon the other.  A joint cannot fully stabilize if it lacks adequate mobility.  So, mobility is what the   first article addressed.  In part two, we discussed how to stabilize the joint, by learning to move and control your shoulder blades properly.   Now that we have improved your thoracic mobility and scapular stability, it is time for the fun stuff- strengthening! However, you must maintain your thoracic mobility and your scapular stability drills as taught in the previous articles! Now we introduce the importance of grip strength, along with the Push-Up Plus and Barbell Bench Press exercises.  A lot goes into doing these correctly, so click below to read more.
Paleo Cashew Bread
Another favorite from Mike's dad, Dr. Alvin Danenberg

My favorite grain-free bread is my recipe,   Al's Almond Bread. However, this cashew bread is my second favorite. It is moist and tasty. And, it is quick and easy to make. However, it has more net carbs than Al's Almond Bread.   There are only 6 ingredients in this recipe. As with my almond bread, I add Kelp Granules. These provide necessary micronutrients found in kelp seaweed. They especially provide iodine, which is missing in sea salt and most recipes. I use   Maine Coast Sea Seasonings Kelp Granules , which are available on Amazon in a package of 6 "shakers" for a great price.
Thank you for being our patients. We appreciate the trust you place in us to help you meet your wellness and fitness goals. Whether you see us for injury, run analyses, or workouts, we look forward to helping you any time.  


The Team at Performance Therapy 
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