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Does Core Stabilization Work?

Core stability (CS) exercises have been popular since the 90’s to battle lower back pain (LBP), based on study by Hodges and Richardson(1996 & 1998). Recent Research (1) has shown specific core stabilization exercises are not better than Yoga or Pilates or any other general exercises program.

Disc Herniations Heal Without Surgery

Herniated Disc and Conservative Treatment

Disc Herniations Are Common
One of the most common issues I treat is lower back pain, especially disc herniations. Lumbar herniated discs commonly occur in patients 20-40 years of age, and result in acute symptoms of shooting and intractable pain in the low back and/or lower extremities.

Why People Need To Deadlift Differently

Not everyone can deadlift conventionally with the barbell, so stop force feeding it. Here’s the real reason why people need to deadlift differently:

Not everyone is built the same, has the same past injury history, the same skill level and movement competence or has the same goals.

Why Do You Need Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy can help you improve overall physical performance. We start with a detailed Evaluation of your history and use a movement assessment to establish a baseline so we can set goals together on what you want to achieve.

If you have pain, stiffness, or weakness and don’t want surgery: studies have shown that solid Rehab can be equally effective.

Thank You Facet Seven Fitness Family – Member Appreciation Day

Facet Seven is lucky enough to have members that have been with us since 19th street. We recognize that we would not be the gym we are today without our loyal member base who have stayed with us through our growth and development, and have supported our new endeavors such as the development of our Facet Seven Method, and to top it off our second location in EaDo! We strive to show our members how much we appreciate them every day by maintaining a clean workout space, working equipment, helpful staff, and clean bathrooms (we got you ladies 😉). We also like to hold events to show just how much we really appreciate the people that make Facet Seven feel like a family!

This year’s Member Appreciation Day was without a doubt a huge success! A big shout out to DJ Gonz for the awesome music, we loved all the throwback jams you included.

How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Only one – but it’s really expensive, takes a really long time, and the lightbulb has to really want to change. This is one of my favorite jokes from my days as a substance abuse counselor. It’s a playful way of illustrating the plight of affecting change in people and holds true with getting in shape. Think about how much money you’ve spent on diets, fitness classes and gym memberships. How many months or years have you dedicated to programs and routines only to yo-yo up and down or make no change at all? Are you waiting for the right trainer, workout or nutritional program to change your body without you truly needing to change yourself?

Understanding the Quality of Protein

Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. They are one of the building blocks of tissue and can be used as a fuel source (although this happens as a backup when the body doesn't get enough carbs from the diet). As fuel, proteins can provide as much dense energy as carbohydrates, but the most important aspect of protein quality is the amino acid composition.

Cortisone For Pain: Is it worth it?

Cortisone shots have been around since the early 1950s and are used by doctors to relieve short term pain. Cortisone works by reducing inflammation around a joint, nerve or other structure which helps with pain and can speed up recovery. Cortisone is used on a variety of joins including the knee, elbow, shoulder, etc.

What’s the best way to run?

This questions begs to be debated but is there really a better way to pound the pavement. By heel or by toe is the conundrum of the age. Research suggests that both ways of running have their benefits and their hindrances. The “right” way of running almost entirely depends on the type of runner you already are.

Breaking Through Those Dreaded Plateaus

There are two types of plateaus you can hit when in a fitness routine - weight loss plateaus and workout plateaus. Weight loss plateaus, while frustrating, are the easier of the two to overcome. Thus, let’s talk about how to break through a workout plateaus when your strength has stopped increasing altogether.