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Range of Motion – What It Is, Why It’s Important, How To Improve It

October 9th, 2019

Before you begin on any endeavors to improve range of motion in your joints, it is best to understand some basic concepts about what it is, why it is important, and things to consider about how to improve it. Watch the video to find out more!

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Our Rehab Philosophy

August 14th, 2019

Any proper care program for a joint or muscle complaint has to include some form of rehabilitative movement plan. In the case of one-off type injuries (i.e. slips, trips, etc.) it is a fairly straight forward process of providing an environment for tissue healing to take place while progressively loading the injured area as tolerated …

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What Your Core Is For

June 14th, 2019

Mushy mid-sections have been the target of many a crunch, sit-up, side bend, etc. for generations–but I have to tell ya those types of exercises are missing the point when it comes to strengthening your core for its intended purpose.  Your core is essentially a sphere made up of different muscles that lives between the …

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A Mantra For Back Pain

March 12th, 2019

Over my increasing number of years in practice I have developed an appreciation for the multi-factorial nature of back pain. It has become more and more clear to me that aside from the physical things that cause low back pain–stiff joints, tight muscles, movement dysfunction, etc–that a person’s mental state can positively, or negatively impact …

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Breathing Better

January 9th, 2019

Dysfunctional breathing patterns can lead do discomfort, decreased performance, and health problems. Learn more about what dysfunctional breathing looks like compared to optimal breathing, and how you can learn to improve the way you breathe!

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Fixing Form to Eliminate Knee Pain

September 11th, 2018

Learn what things you may be doing wrong from day to day that could be contributing to your knee pain by watching this video.

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How to Avoid Sitting-Related Back Pain

August 14th, 2018

A recent NPR article a friend of mine shared with me discussed sitting and HOW the way we sit may be more important than how much we sit with regards to low back pain. While I do agree with most of the points the article makes, I think some of the finer details may be …

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What Your Shoes Can Tell You

July 12th, 2018

Looking at the bottoms of your shoes can tell you a lot about what your feet are doing when you aren’t looking at them. Knowing whether you pronate, have a normal foot, or supinate can help shed light on why you might have pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, etc!

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Why You Can’t Touch Your Toes

May 15th, 2018

A lot of people come into my office with a side complaint that they’ve never been able to touch their toes. After a little inspection I often find that it isn’t tight hamstrings that are the problem — though they are often the thing most people feel is wrong. Find out how/why tight hamstrings may …

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Control Your Curves – Why Spinal Position is Important

April 10th, 2018

A quick video, outlining what good spinal position is, why it is important, and how to control it.

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