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We are excited to bring you Brain Fuel!  A bi-weekly email that looks further into the world of Physical Therapy & Performance Rehab.

What to Expect? High Density, Low Noise, No Fluff Content.  Quick Reads and Key Takeaways from Podcasts, Books, Journal Articles, Social Media Followers and more!

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Mentorship: Beyond Just Teaching

By Matt Cornell | January 6, 2022

Just the word “mentorship” often means different things to different people. What exactly is mentorship and what do we expect to receive from it? It may convey the idea of…

The Slippery Slope of Resulting

By Matt Cornell | December 22, 2021

As a coach or clinician we are results thirsty. Results are probably why we entered the field. To help others meet goals. To be better versions of themselves. We brandish…

Demystifying Return to Lifting

By Matt Cornell | December 9, 2021

“When will I be able to get back to squatting?” “When will I finally be able to get back into deadlifting?” “I’ve been trying to get back into CrossFit for…

Are You Empowering Your Clients with Contingency Plans?

By Matt Cornell | November 23, 2021

We all know the moment. A client who has been progressing well shows up for your session. You spot it immediately, their body language is a bit off. Is that a limp? You know what there going to say before they even say it…..⁠

5 Keys to Maximizing Your Next Internship

By Matt Cornell | November 4, 2021

Internships and clinical experiences can come in a broad array of packages — some great, some decent, and some just downright ugly. Students and interns are often placed in tough and unfamiliar situations.

How 2 Speak Your Clients Language

By Matt Cornell | October 20, 2021

“Take things as they are. Punch when you need to punch. Kick when you need to kick” – Bruce Lee  What is your primary professional language?  Where does your comfort…

Periodization 2.0: Modern Tactics for Periodization

By Matt Cornell | October 6, 2021

Last month we discussed the principles of periodization, how it may (or may not) be useful, and when it can be utilized within our reconditioning process. This previous discussion lays…

Don’t Make This Return to Run Mistake

By Matt Cornell | September 21, 2021

Slow jogging or as the literature often refers to it “slogging” (Ugh, it’s even just terrible to say-  “Slogging)  is underwhelmingly un-athletic. It’s often lazy and lumbering. It’s lukewarm. Sport is dynamic.

Why do we need periodization?

By Matt Cornell | September 8, 2021

Periodization principles can provide a tremendous overarching framework for reconditioning and rehabilitation that hold the coach, clinician, and athlete accountable to progressive change over time while minimizing the risk of doing too much too soon.

5 Questions You Must Address

By Matt Cornell | August 23, 2021

Answering these 5 questions often casts a wide enough net to wrangle up most of the loitering elephants.