Category: Region Specific

  • Shoulder Pain: “Why does it hurt so much?”

    Shoulder Pain: “Why does it hurt so much?”

    There exists a lack of association between findings on MRIs and pain. In other words, what is seen and reported from an MRI may have all or nothing to do with the pain you are experiencing. There is plenty of evidence that people who have no pain will have positive findings on an MRI. Much […]

  • Access Your Ankles – Reduce Pain and Enhance Performance

    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 […]

  • Close the Gap – Preganancy and Diastasis Recti

    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 […]

  • Pregnancy is no excuse for back pain

    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, […]

  • Your Neck Isn’t the Problem

    Your Neck Isn’t the Problem

    Your neck hurts and yet it’s not the problem.  If anything, your neck has been doing a great job of picking up more than its fair share of load and range of motion.  Neck pain results from the neck compensating for other structures in the body.  The structures are not doing their job. Restrictions and […]

  • Cut It Out:  Hamstring Stretches!

    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 […]

  • 3 of the Worst Shoulder Exercises for Shoulder Pain

    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 […]

  • Weak Ankles?

    Weak Ankles?

    At Move Physio, we see a variety of orthopedic conditions in which we determine that the ankles and feet are at least partially responsible for. These conditions include knee, hip and even back pain. But what happens when the ankle has been injured, is weak or painful? As often as we see ankles with limited […]

  • Knee Pain?  Treat the hip.

    Knee Pain? Treat the hip.

    Your knee hurts.  It’s been annoying you for a few weeks or months now, but you’ve been too busy to get it checked out.  Finally, you schedule an appointment with an orthopedist who gives you a knee-related diagnosis and writes you a prescription for physical therapy.  Or, you were aware that you could skip this […]

  • Nagging Shoulder Pain?

    Nagging Shoulder Pain?

    If you have undergone previous therapy for shoulder pain then this exercise may look familiar: If it looks familiar and you still have a painful shoulder, then maybe this exercise was not the most effective or appropriate. This exercise is one of several cookie-cutter activities for the rotator cuff. It is a standard go-to in […]