Fixing A Hip Shift And Injury Protocols | Sam J. Rakyta II, PT, DPT, CSCS, CIDN, CHVLAT

Oct 20, 2020, 01:16 PM
Sam and I have been working side by side through the entire 2020 Olympic process. He has been helping my body stay in one piece through all my grueling training sessions. One day I was training in my garage when I was not able to stand up a very light 45kg front squat, I knew it was time to start seeing someone to keep my body healthy for the 2020 Olympic Quad.  I was 5 weeks out from 2018 World Championships and it was the first competition of the Olympic quad.

Here is what this short episode covers:
Our Story and my injury leading up to Worlds 2018.
  1. Weak Glutes/Anterior Pelvic tilts
  2. How fast we fixed it.
  3. What we did to fix it.
  4. How often I did physical therapy. 
Fixing a Hip Shift.
  1. Corrective exercises for hip shifts.
  2. How often do you perform the corrective exercises?
  3. How long does it take to correct?
  4. Other ways to fix a hip shift. 
Injury Protocols.
  1. Training through injury.
  2. Injury management and maintenance.  

"Sam has been a Licensed Physical Therapist since 2009 and joined our PT Link team in 2014. He holds both a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2009) and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (2006) from The University of Toledo. During his time at The University of Toledo he developed a Clinical Practice Guideline for Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders and contributed to research pertaining to the influence of inflammation on muscle hypertrophy which was published in the American Journal of Physiology and Cell Physiology.

Sam is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has earned certifications in Dry Needling and High Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation. He has completed the ImPACT concussion training workshop and is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Clinically, Sam focuses on helping patients move better to live a pain-free life. He uses a wide variety of manual therapy techniques and corrective functional exercise to reduce common movement and posture dysfunctions that lead to pain. Sam also has extensive experience in sports medicine, orthopedics and working with patient that suffer from neck and back pain." (Information from PT LINK website)

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