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.
Aug. 2 2021
This exercise offers a nontraditional way to train shoulder, torso and lower body stability using a stability ball... View More
July 20 2021
This exercise will effectively recruit the gluteal musculature more favorably over the TFL thereby promoting closed chain hip stability... View More
July 6 2021
The kettlebell swing is effective for strengthening the posterior chain, increasing power and improving cardiovascular conditioning... View More
June 22 2021
This exercise is designed to promote anti-rotation core strengthening... View More
June 2 2021
Whether recovering from an injury or simply looking to eliminate asymmetries and enhance function, I often utilize single leg reaching progressions... View More
May 24 2021
This exercise will challenge single leg balance and stability, while promoting posterior chain (upper and lower body) strengthening... View More
May 4 2021
This exercise is a challenging one that forces the client to resist excessive trunk rotation while executing a single arm row... View More
April 20 2021
Improving lateral pillar strength can reduce injury risk and optimize movement and stability... View More
April 7 2021
This exercise is very effective for increasing shoulder/pillar strength and stability... View More
March 23 2021
This exercise can serve as a corrective exercise or warm-up prior to initiating heavier training with multi-joint lifts, jumping or cutting activity... View More
Feb. 17 2021
This exercise is very helpful for restoring strength and power needed in triple extension for running, jumping, deceleration and sprinting activities... View More
Feb. 3 2021
The supine reverse hamstring curl is an excellent exercise to resolve chronic hamstring pain and improve hamstring strength and mobility... View More
Jan. 20 2021
The inverted row is a great way to increase upper body strength and overall body control and awareness... View More
Jan. 5 2021
Insufficient trunk and hip stability can increase harmful forces on the lumbar spine and entire kinetic chain during sports or higher intensity activities... View More
Dec. 8 2020
Limited thoracic spine rotation may negatively impact performance in sport or cause undue stress on the lower back and/or shoulders... View More
Nov. 24 2020
Performing traditional barbell squats may pose significant physical challenges for some clientele based on their prior medical/injury history or simply be too technically demanding at first... View More
Oct. 14 2020
Long lever abdominal exercises are popular. However, they also pose a risk for the lumbar spine given the relatively poor abdominal strength/control and lever arm created by momentum and the iliopsoas
Sept. 23 2020
Split squats offer an effective way to improve lower body strength and stability. This exercise variation using a kettlebell offers a dynamic version with multiple progressions to challenge balance an
Sept. 8 2020
Improving shoulder and core/hip stability to control body weight is critical for athletes and weekend warriors. The traditional thread the needle is effective at this, but I find it is often a bit too
Aug. 12 2020
This is an advanced exercise that should be reserved for clientele who have sufficient upper body strength and shoulder/core stability to perform it... View More

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