Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato, MBA, MS, CSCS is the Manager of Health Promotion at Drexel University, where he oversees employee wellness and recreational programming. He leads Proactive Health, a multidisciplinary collaborative initiative comprised of fitness training, nutrition and massage therapy aimed at improving health and performance in multiple populations.

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Prevent Common Basketball Injuries With These Exercises

A well-rounded basketball training program incorporates preventative measures to ward off injuries that are prevalent in the sport. This is critical...

ACL Facts Athletes Need to Know

The possibility of a knee injury looms ominously throughout an athlete's career. The most dreaded, the ACL tear, is known for robbing players of the...

Strong and Mobile Hips, Part 3: Hip Strength

Part 1 of this series explained why the hip joint is so important. In Part 2, we discussed why it's vital to regularly improve hip range of motion...

Strong and Mobile Hips, Part 2: Hip Flexibility

Tight hips may not seem like a big deal to you, but poor hip flexibility can cause serious performance problems, such as reduced agility, speed an...

Strong and Mobile Hips, Part 1: Introduction

Without question, the hips are the most important joints for athletic performance. They are the most powerful joints in the body, providing the primar...

How to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy, Part 3: Rotator Cuff Strength

In Parts 1 and 2 of our series on How to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy, we discussed the importance of improving mid-back (thoracic spine) mobility ...

How to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy, Part 2: Shoulder Stability

As an athlete, your shoulder is one of your most often used joints. It suffers the brunt of contact from tackles, body checks and simply falling t...

How to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy, Part 1: Mid-Back Mobility

With baseball season in full swing, you must pay close attention to your shoulders—especially if your position involves a lot of throwing, such ...

Use These Exercises to Decrease Neck Pain and Headaches

Student-athletes spend a majority of their day seated at a desk at school or doing homework. This seated position creates a tendency for the head ...

Perform These Neck Strengthening Exercises to Help Prevent a Concussion

Prompted by a rash of on-field concussions, the NFL, NCAA and other sports organizations are now spearheading efforts to keep their athletes safer...

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