Access Your Ankles – Reduce Pain and Enhance Performance

Do you wish you could squat like that? Proper ankle mobility is important for most of our functional and higher level movements. Specifically, decreased dorsiflexion, or bending of the ankle (the foot getting closer to your shin), will likely add undue stress on joints up the chain including knees, hips, and the spine. If you… Continue reading Access Your Ankles – Reduce Pain and Enhance Performance

Close the Gap – Preganancy and Diastasis Recti

Notice a bulge in your abdomen post delivery? It could be diastasis recti, which develops initially post-pregnancy due to lack of strength in your lower abdominal muscles (transverse abdominis, obliques, deep fibers of psoas and quadratus lumborum) that work as a corset to support the anterior structures and lumbo-pelvic spine. In the third trimester as… Continue reading Close the Gap – Preganancy and Diastasis Recti

Pregnancy is no excuse for back pain

Pregnant with low back pain? Uncomfortable with being in one position for long? Afraid to keep taking medications because you are worried you’ll hurt the baby? Difficult to continue to function and keep up with physical activities? Back pain during pregnancy is very common. You are going through a lot physiological changes in your body,… Continue reading Pregnancy is no excuse for back pain

Cut It Out: Hamstring Stretches!

It’s got to be the most common stretch of all time…and potentially the most worthless. “…but my hamstrings are always so tight!”   First, let’s explore why most people have tightness in the back of their thighs.  In my experience it usually involves poor mobility of your Sciatic Nerve.  This thick nerve runs down the… Continue reading Cut It Out: Hamstring Stretches!

3 of the Worst Shoulder Exercises for Shoulder Pain

Rotator cuff exercises (internal or external rotation) with a band.  Your rotator cuff is probably not weak or the reason you’re in pain  It is stressed out and overworking. Rotator cuff exercises for a painful shoulder will likely make things worse.  Almost every time a client who comes to us after having failed somewhere else… Continue reading 3 of the Worst Shoulder Exercises for Shoulder Pain