Outside of low back pain, shoulder pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal complaints. For avid exercisers and athletes, shoulder pain is something most are familiar with, especially when it comes to horizontal pressing movements. The most popular of the horizontal pressing movements being the barbell bench press. Bench press often enough, long enough, […]
The Gallagher Performance approach will improve the way your body moves and functions. Simple yet effective changes to improperly functioning muscles and joints will allow the body to make immediate shifts toward working as a functional unit. Thus reducing pain and enabling higher levels of strength, speed, and power with greater resilience. The results are […]
The majority of us will not get through life without sustaining some degree of injury. The joints of the back, shoulder, hips, knees and ankles are all very common injury sites for not just athletes, but the general fitness population as well. Most injuries that develop over time tend to have one thing in common, […]
Benefits of Strength Training for Youth Numerous studies have been published on the benefits of strength training in regards to overall fitness and health markers, muscular strength, injury reduction, sports performance enhancement, and confidence. Scientifically proven adaptations from strength training include increased neural drive, increased synchronization of motor units, and hypertrophy of skeletal muscle. These […]
What is the purpose of the warm-up? How important is the role stretching and mobility during the warm-up process? Plenty of clinicians and trainers preach mobility, mobility, mobility. Is mobility truly the answer? We answer those questions in this short video.
Muscle has a great importance to the body beyond being stronger and looking better. So what’s the best way to build muscle? Learn more in this short video.
The controversial subject of individuals assuming and accusing other individuals of using PEDs has been brought up once again. It’s comical to me because I always here about these assumptions or accusations from a second hand source. I never hear it directly from the source. But, that’s another story. At this point in my life, […]
It’s time to understand what training for an athlete is all about. Parents and athletes are seeking out training services in great numbers and are confronted with more options year after year. A real problem for people is that they see stuff like P90X, Crossfit, bodybuilding style training, or any kind of general fitness training […]
For many of our readers, you may not be aware of the specialized background that Gallagher Performance has in personal training, athletic development, chiropractic rehabilitation, manual therapies, and sports-injury care. Whether you are pursuing professional services for personal/performance-based training or you’re thinking of seeing a health professional about a sports injury, Gallagher Performance has two […]
As a chiropractor, I often treat people who have already exhausted all of their insurance money from seeing other chiropractors and/or physical therapists. They come to me out-of-pocket and immediately expect me to do significantly more in one or two visits than the previous professional(s) did after the 12-20 visits that drained their insurance benefits. […]