9 episodes

The Athletic Shoulder Podcast provides In-depth & practical conversations for practitioners interested in improving their management of shoulder health and performance. Through collaborating with industry leading peers around the world, we’ve filled a knowledge gap in shoulder health and performance. At Athletic Shoulder, we share that knowledge with you to create solutions to the problems most commonly found in the space.

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The Athletic Shoulder Podcast provides In-depth & practical conversations for practitioners interested in improving their management of shoulder health and performance. Through collaborating with industry leading peers around the world, we’ve filled a knowledge gap in shoulder health and performance. At Athletic Shoulder, we share that knowledge with you to create solutions to the problems most commonly found in the space.

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    2022 Bern Consensus Statement - (Ben Ashworth, Ariane Schwank & Paul Blazey)

    2022 Bern Consensus Statement - (Ben Ashworth, Ariane Schwank & Paul Blazey)

    Ben Ashworth chats to Physiotherapists Ariane Schwank & Paul Blazey who contributed on the 2022 Bern Consensus Statement on Shoulder Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport for Athletes at All Participation Levels. This episode covers a lot of content and will therefore have a part-2 to follow this first conversation. 
     
    Topics Discussed: 
     
    Advise for writing articles 
    Shoulder Consensus Paper
    Screening or monitoring for shoulders?
    Shoulder specific RPE? 
    Should pathoanatomic diagnosis drive rehab?
    Does pain equal an injury? 
    Where does psychology fit into injury management 
     

     

    Papers Discussed in Part-One:
     
     
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34972489/
     



     

    Where you can find Ariane:
    Twitter
     
     
    Where you can find Paul:
    Instagram
     
     
    Sponsor
    Inform Performance is sponsored by VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training
     
     
     
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following Inform Performance on:
     
     
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Our Website
     
     
    Our Team
     
     
    Andy McDonald
    Ben Ashworth
    Alistair McKenzie

    • 56 min
    Ben Ashworth - Shoulder Monitoring & Rehabilitation (High Performance Consultant & Athletic Shoulder Specialist)

    Ben Ashworth - Shoulder Monitoring & Rehabilitation (High Performance Consultant & Athletic Shoulder Specialist)

    Dr Andy McDonald chats to fellow Inform Performance Host Ben Ashworth. Ben is a Performance consultant for elite teams abs individuals. Shoulder specialist with a Master of Science (MSc) in Strength & Conditioning & UKSCA accreditation. “Physio-coach” with experience in elite rugby, Olympic Sports, baseball & Professional football. Ben provides consultancy & education for MLB teams based on original research in Athletic Shoulder strength monitoring developed in Premiership Rugby
    https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000365
    This work is currently applied in MLB & NFL teams, Premier League football, Olympic swimming, British tennis and other upper limb sports worldwide. Ben has successfully developed and implemented monitoring processes in a number of challenging environments to minimise injury risk and support high performance programmes. Providing independent consultancy services to the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, London, UK and in the development of their shoulder assessment and research pathway. Her has also worked across 4 seasons as Director of Performance in European Football at Sparta Prague 2019-2022 and over 20 years experience in elite sport environments.
     
    Topics Discussed: 
     
    What is the Ashtest
    Comparing lower limb performance with the upper limb
    Comparing peak force with RFD in the shoulder
    Case studies where monitoring informs a shoulder strategy
     
     
    Athletic Shoulder Courses
     
     
    Where you can find Ben:
     
    Website
    Twitter
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
     
     
    Sponsor
    Inform Performance is sponsored by VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training
     
     
     
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following Inform Performance on:
     
     
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Our Website
     
     
    Our Team
     
    Andy McDonald
    Ben Ashworth
    Alistair McKenzie

    • 52 min
    Dr Ryan Crotin - Baseball Special (Organisational Strategist, Baseball Scientist, Coach, Research Author & Educator)

    Dr Ryan Crotin - Baseball Special (Organisational Strategist, Baseball Scientist, Coach, Research Author & Educator)

    Ben Ashworth chats to Dr Ryan L. Crotin, an Organisational Strategist, Baseball Scientist, Coach, Research Author and Educator. Ryan has enjoyed a wealth of experienced both academically and professionally. He has notably worked as an Research Associate Louisiana Tech University & Auckland University of Technology as well as being a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Throwing Clinic within the Department of Orthopedics at the  University of Pennsylvania. In professional sport he has enjoyed roles in Professional Baseball at the Los Angles Angels, Baltimore Orioles and The St. Louis Cardinals. In this episode Ben and Ryan talk all things shoulders, pitching and baseball as it relates to high performance.  
     
     
    Topics Discussed: 
     
     
    Background
    Ryans’s academic work on pitching
    Training the pitchers shoulder
    Testing positions for shoulder profiling 
    Direction specific force development
    Session cost for high velocity throwing
    Bodyweight targets for upper body force production 
     
     
    Where you can find Ryan:
     
    LinkedIn
     
     
     
    Sponsor
    Inform Performance is sponsored by VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training
     
     
     
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following Inform Performance on:
     
     
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Our Website
     
     
    Our Team
     
    Andy McDonald
    Ben Ashworth
    Alistair McKenzie

    • 59 min
    Eric Cressey: Part 2 (NY Yankees Director of Player Health & Performance / President of Cressey Sports Performance)

    Eric Cressey: Part 2 (NY Yankees Director of Player Health & Performance / President of Cressey Sports Performance)

    Following the Inform Performance X Elite Baseball Development Podcast Swapcast last week, this week Eric Cressey is the guest on the Inform Performances podcast. In this episode both Andy McDonald and Ben Ashworth ask Eric the questions as the second edition of a two part series. Eric is one of the best know S&C coaches globally, he’s the president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance and the current Director of Player Health & Performance at the New York Yankees.
     
    In this episode Andy, Ben and Eric discuss:
     
    Lowerbody & Upperbody standards in thowing athletes
    Scaling Programs 
    Strategies to protect players from Injury 
    Rotation strength in perspective
    Cervicothoracic relationship with the throwing shoulder
    VBT & RFD in throwers 
    Workload management in throwing athletes
     
     
    Where you can find Eric:
     
    Instagram 
    Twitter 
    LinkedIn
    Website 
     
    Sponsor
    Inform Performance is sponsored by VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training
     
     
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following Inform Performance on:
     
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Our Website
     
    Our Team
     
    Andy McDonald
    Ben Ashworth

    • 38 min
    Eric Cressey - Part 1: Elite Baseball Development Podcast Swapcast

    Eric Cressey - Part 1: Elite Baseball Development Podcast Swapcast

    In this episode Eric Cressey chats to Inform Performances own Ben Ashworth the Director of Performance for AC Sparta Prague and Director of the Athletic Shoulder. Eric is one of the best know S&C coaches globally, he’s the president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance and the current Director of Player Health & Performance at the New York Yankees. Eric chats to Ben about the lessons he has learned through his experience in European football and rugby and highlights how coaches can more effectively monitor the workload of their athletes. We will be following this episode up with a second part where Inform Performance will be hosting Eric Cressey. 
     
     
    Where you can find Eric:
     
    Instagram 
    Twitter 
    LinkedIn
    Website 
     
    Sponsor
    Inform Performance is sponsored by VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training
     
     
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following Inform Performance on:
     
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Our Website
     
    Our Team
     
    Andy McDonald
    Ben Ashworth

    • 38 min
    Panel Discussion - Ben Ashworth, Stig Andersson, Martin Asker & Fredrik Johansson

    Panel Discussion - Ben Ashworth, Stig Andersson, Martin Asker & Fredrik Johansson

    Andy McDonald hosts Ben Ashworth, Stig Andersson, Martin Asker & Fredrik Johansson to close the Inform Performance European Shoulder Series. All of the panelists for this discussion all recently recorded episodes with Ben leading into this group conversation.  
     
    In this episode Andy & the panel discuss:
     
    Biggest challenges working with shoulders
    Objective tests depending on sport
    Velocity based training assessment of the shoulder
    Tests for assessing the scapula
    Assessing the transfer of force from the lower-body to the upper-body
    Assessing trunk contribution to the shoulder in the kinetic chain
    Testing considerations for ACJ injuries
     
    Where you can find the panel:
     
    Stig Andersson
    Martin Asker
    Fredrik Johansson
     
     
    Sponsor
    Inform Performance is sponsored by VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training
     
     
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following Inform Performance on:
     
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Our Website
     
    Our Team
     
    Andy McDonald
    Ben Ashworth

    • 58 min

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