Ghost Pulling Knife Exercise to help athletes decrease the risk of shoulder injuries.

Ghost Pulling Knife

This exercise is used to help athletes decrease the risk of shoulder injuries.  

Ghost Pulling Knife

How to properly perform this exercise: 

  • Standing with feet hip distance apart, head in neutral, core muscles engaged.
  • Make a fist with your left hand and bend the left arm, bringing the back of your hand to your spine as high as you are able.
  •  Make  fist with your right hand, bend and raise the right arm, bringing the palmar surface of your hand to your neck/spine as low as you are able.
  • Hold for 20 seconds and reverse.
  • Repeat 3 times.
    Technique:  Head & neck remain in neutral, trunk is upright
Dr. Jeremy L. Cohen is a New York and New Jersey State Licensed Physical Therapist who received his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2006 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013 from the University at Buffalo. Jeremy specializes in rehabilitating patients with orthopedic and sports injuries as well as patients recovering from various surgeries. Jeremy has continued his post graduate training by becoming a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has achieved an advanced certification in Fascial Movement Taping. Jeremy is also certified in integrative dry needling as well as in performing functional movement screenings. Jeremy was awarded membership to the Alpha Eta Society for significant scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the allied health professions.  In the near future Jeremy plans to become certified in advanced manipulative techniques of the spine in addition to becoming a certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the APTA. In his free time Jeremy enjoys playing basketball on two men’s league teams, beach volleyball, and obstacle course races.  

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Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra is the founder and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is Board Certified in Chiropractic Medicine and Chiropractic Neurology, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has been in practice and providing educational health and wellness programs in the community since 1986.

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