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Kinematic Changes Using Weightlifting Shoes on Barbell Back Squat

June 20th, 2019

From weekend warriors to pro athletes, those of us concerned about maintaining a high fitness level rely on a strong set of core muscles to stabilize the body and allow us to perform to the best of our ability. The squat is one of the primary exercises in strengthening the core. As renowned strength coach

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What is one of the most stable joints in the body?

June 20th, 2019

You guessed it, the hip joint! However, that does not keep this joint and region of the body from becoming unstable, developing issues, and producing discomfort. Unstable hip joints can lead to discomfort and weakness in the hip region and creates difficulties: sleeping or lying in certain positions standing, walking, running, and climbing stairs standing

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What Type of Stretching Should I do ‘Before’ Playing Sports?

June 17th, 2019

You should know what type of stretching you should do both before and after playing sports or any other physical activity.  Stretching is an important part of your daily exercise routine, however, it should not be the only exercise you are doing.  Most people think that when you stretch you are elongating your muscles.  This

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Watch Your “Back” – You don’t Want to Slip a Disc

June 16th, 2019

Chances are you or someone you know will experience some degree of back pain in your lifetime.  There are many factors that can cause individuals to experience back pain.  When we experience back problems it can bring our weekend plans to a complete stop.  Depending upon the severity of the injury, it could possibly prevent

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Put Your Foot Down

June 15th, 2019

Can you put your foot down without experiencing any pain or discomfort?  We don’t typically give our feet much thought.  However, when we think about it, our feet and ankles do quite a bit for us on a daily basis. They help propel us as we walk, they help us stay level when we are

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Don’t Slouch!

June 14th, 2019

All of us have heard these instructions at least once in our lifetime. However, many of us disregard this common command in our everyday lives. Think about how many times a day you spend; bent over a computer, looking down at your phone, or slouching on the couch. All of these things are common displays

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Ever Walked With a Limp because of Knee Discomfort?

June 14th, 2019

Knee discomfort can begin for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, knee discomfort can be attributed to a specific incident like a fall or an injury while playing sports. Knee problems can begin when you take a wrong step as you are run or walk. A knee problem could start after you walk up more stairs

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Washing Your Hair Uncomfortable?

June 14th, 2019

Have you ever experienced shoulder discomfort such as, general tightness, achiness, sharp pain with specific movements, or inability to lift the weight of your arm comfortably or at all? These symptoms of shoulder discomfort may limit your ability to  do everyday things such as reach an overhead shelf, wash your hair, reach behind your back

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Four Common Neck Problems

June 14th, 2019

As a society, our posture has continued to decline as the use of phones and computers has increased. Think about how many hours a day you sit at a desk at work or walk around looking down at your phone. This could be the very cause of your neck problems, as poor posture can lead

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The Leg Bone’s Connected to the Knee Bone

June 14th, 2019

The joints in our body have a relationship.  A “joint” refers to any location in the body in which two bones meet together.  They pick up the slack for each other when our mobility or stability is impacted in a particular area.  Remember that song ‘the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone, the knee

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