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Restoring Human Movement

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I'm Dr. Sebastian Gonzales, the treating doctor at Performance Place®.

In this podcast, you will get to hear broken down information about conditions we treat, which also could be conditions you or one of your friends have.

My goal with this podcast is to form a common language between sports medicine professionals and patients/ athletes.

Listen to experts, learn anatomy and sports injury theory in my show.

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Jan 24, 2018



Brenan Ghassemieh was introduced to me by a good friend, Dr. Cody Dimak (Session 31), as the perfect guy to speak about training responsibility around injuries. Since we’ve been focusing on hamstring injuries, we kept that as a central focus BUT it’s important to realize the body works as ONE UNIT and we can’t separate regions in training and rehab. You’ll hear this concept of centrality throughout the entire podcast.

A few major points/ concepts we come back to are:

  • Hamstring tightness vs the “feeling of tightness”
  • Exercises to train the hamstring that are safe
  • If you’re feeling a hamstring “grab” during exercises then it’s not normal
  • Training of the hamstring centers around posture, compound lifts and eccentrics
  • Hamstring tightness is not always bad
  • Assessment of an individual starts with observation!


Videos Correlated:

Everything can be found in this single video

Assessments movements to watch:

  • SRDL
  • Goblet Squat
  • Lateral Squat
  • Lateral Wedge

Warm-ups or Movement Prep:

  • Lateral Band Crab Walks
  • Lateral Squat (just record once)
  • Rotational Squat
  • Side Bridge
  • Pallof Press
  • Anti-Cops
  • Rotational Chops
  • Curtsy Lunges
  • Transverse Lunges

If you’re a clinician this is the perfect podcast session to share with that patient who’s been asking questions about what they can/can’t do in the gym with a hamstring strain.

If you’re a patient/athlete you need to be examined first and properly diagnosed with the CORRECT condition before you rehab. Movement is everything and often times you need to be cued properly by a professional.

Contact Brenan

IG: @brenan_ghassemieh


Sebastian’s Youtube Channel for hamstring videos.

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Dr. Sebastian Gonzales is an expert in trouble shooting sports injuries and overuse conditions. This podcast is intended for sports medicine topics to become easier for patients and athletes to understand. Don’t get confused by what your doctor told you in your appointment. If you like in Orange County CA, book an exam with Dr. Gonzales, your Huntington Beach Chiropractor.