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A New “Couch” Stretch for Hip Pain / Sciatica

December 17th, 2022

If you have hip pain or sciatica then the stretch demonstrated in this short video might be helpful! You may be familiar with the traditional "couch stretch" for tight hip flexors. While this stretch can be helpful, it may be too intense, or not address the entire range of motion available to the hip. If...

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Groin Muscle (Hip Adductor) Training for Hip Pain

October 20th, 2022

The topic for this blog is groin (hip adductor muscle) training. Read ahead and watch the video to find out more. So much focus in hip rehab gets placed on strengthening the muscles that swing your hips out (ABDucting). Unfortunately that can lead to under-training the muscles that oppose them, which can increase tightness and...

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Exercises for Calf Tightness

September 14th, 2022

This time we are talking about exercises for calf tightness. Calf and foot tightness impact a large number of people. Some people will stretch, and stretch and never see any improvement. If you are one of them, watch this video to find out how to change your approach to potentially improve your results! If you...

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Exercises for Tight Hip Flexors

July 23rd, 2022

Have you tried exercises like the couch stretch for your tight hip flexors and not gotten much out of it? The problem could be that the muscles need to be strengthened instead of stretched. In this video I demonstrate a couple of my favorite training exercises for loading those muscles up and getting them stronger!...

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Mid-Upper Back Mobility Drill

June 22nd, 2022

Here are a few of my all-time favorite mobility drills to give people with problems that stem from their mid and upper backs. The first exercise is called a T4 Rotation which is followed up by reach-throughs, and the second is a wall sweep. Give them a try and see what ya think! If you...

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Hip Mobility Drill – Single Leg Stance Clocking

May 18th, 2022

If you’re looking for more ways to train hip strength and mobility, this clocking drill may be just what you need! It differs from other hip mobility drills in that you are focusing on moving your torso over your hip, versus the other way around. Give it a try and let me know what you...

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Post COVID Back Pain

March 21st, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic marches on, it seems that muscle and joint pain are becoming one of, if not the most frequently reported lingering effects of the disease. Back pain in particular seems to lead the charge, followed closely by neck and knee pain.  Experts suggest that the reason that this happens is due to...

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Functional Shoulder Exercise – Stir the Pot

January 19th, 2022

This blog is about a functional shoulder exercise called stir the pot. Watch this video to learn more about this simple exercise for building up strength and coordination of your shoulders. Remember, just because something is simple, doesn't mean it's easy! Doing exercises like this one on a regular basis could help improve the health...

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Hip Dominant vs. Knee Dominant Movement

December 22nd, 2021

Hip dominant vs. Knee dominant movement can be tricky to nail down. Understanding this concept can help with lingering pain in either joint. Check out this quick video to learn an exercise I give to my patients to help them learn how to shift their weight between their knees and hips. It's a great glute...

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Resistance Training for Arthritis

November 10th, 2021

Today we will talk a bit about the benefits of resistance training for arthritis. The conventional wisdom when it came to managing arthritis used to be that less was more. It was predicated on the idea that arthritis is a condition caused by "wear and tear" of the joints due to activities that overstressed them. ...

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