WHERE TO PUT YOUR BALL FOR SHOULDER PAIN
A big part of the corrective exercise process is releasing knots that develop in the connective tissue as a result of:
(1) poor postural habits
(2) repetitious movement
(3) old injuries
Because we rely on our shoulders so much and because... Read More
Often times we can identify EASILY where we have our postural issues. In fact we have coined many names to describe postural deviations:
- duck feet
- butt wink
- sway back
- knock knees
One that is most common these days is "Text Neck." For obvious reasons, there is... Read More
Abdominal amnesia (sleepy ab's) is a SERIOUS problem for athletes and anyone who wishes to live a functional life free of back pain. I often get TWO huge clues that someone suffer's from "sleepy ab's":
CLUE #1: From a postural standpoint, our first clue that... Read More
PVC vs BAND: MAKE A BETTER DECISION
THE GOOD: Passover's or shoulder distractions with a pvc pipe are a very popular exercise that people use often to get some fluidity in their shoulder. I think that is a GOOD IDEA if you are preparing them to... Read More
IT IS YOUR SHOULDER BLADES FAULT YOU CAN'T GET YOUR ARM OVERHEAD!
REPEAT AFTER ME: "It is NOT your shoulder's fault you CAN'T get your arm overhead!!!"
The 1st rule of corrective exercise assessment is to IGNORE the client.
Not completely, but when you understand anatomy, you understand... Read More
LOOSEN YOUR HAMSTRINGS TO TIGHTEN YOUR GLUTES
Here's the (sad) TRUTH: If you hips are out of alignment, then YOUR HAMSTRINGS WILL ALWAYS BE TIGHT.
If at REST, your pelvis tilts to far forward this will WEAKEN YOUR BUTT.
Basically, what happens is that GLUTE MAXIMUS... Read More
THINK POSTURE DOESN'T MATTER? TAKE A LOOK?
One thing we really need to appreciate about the human body is it's ability to ADAPT. We have always relied on our ability to adapt a stressful environment to survive. Think about it, when it is COLD outside, we SHIVER... Read More
BIG TOE BENT = BIG PROBLEMS
"E V E R Y T H I N G is a clue."
If your big toe is bent this is a very good indication that your foot is not striking the ground appropriately. THIS COULD MEAN your hip doesn't rotate... Read More
THE HIDDEN PRANKSTER OF BACK PAIN
We often say that where you feel the pain isn't where the problem is. In case of low back this is very true, but fortunately we have an opportunity to address it if we pay attention to a couple things:
1.... Read More
PRE-habilitate, DON'T RE-habilitate!
As long as you are active, we have to be ready to understand the difference between being in PAIN and being HURT.
If you are HURT, that means you CAN'T go.
If you are in PAIN, that means you are being WARNED.
There are many ways... Read More