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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How to do a proper glute bridge

November 7th, 2017

Hip dysfunction is an extremely common source of low back pain. Imbalances in the muscles of the hip, particularly the glutes and hip flexors, are the cause of recurrent low back issues and need to be addressed in order to provide long-term relief. The glute bridge is an exercise that can implemented to start to...

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Hip Flexor Mobility

August 11th, 2014

This video covers stretching and mobility work for the hip flexor muscle group (psoas, iliacus, rectus femoris). Tightness in these muscles can cause joint restrictions in the hip, decreased functional capacity, and pain! These stretches can help combat some of the tightness that people experience in their hips and low back.

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Hip Stretch

July 21st, 2014

A quick and easy stretch for your hips (piriformis muscle), which can often cause sciatica symptoms.

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Pain Free Gardening and Yard Work

May 29th, 2014

Spring is in full swing which means that you may be getting back into tending to your back yard garden or taking on landscaping projects. I'll provide you with a few tips to keep yourself out of pain while trying your hand at taming mother nature. Warm up - Doing a little bit of stretching or...

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Snapping Hip / Coxa Saltans

April 30th, 2012

Snap, crackle, pop.  If you hear these noises more often from your hips than your cereal bowl then you might have a farily common problem known as snapping hip /coxa saltans, or "dancer's hip" (how many names does one condition need?). What the heck is snapping hip anyway?  Well it's pretty simple to describe in...

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IT Band Syndrome

November 8th, 2011

If you've been an active runner for an extended period of time you have likely experienced bouts of lateral (outside) knee pain at some point in your career.  The chances are also pretty high that the pain you were experience was caused by a tight iliotibial band (ITB). Ilio-wha? Yeah, I know, more anatomical jargon. ...

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