The many benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), from head to toe

Exercise is an important aspect of daily life that most people tend to overlook. This is particularly true now that more people are working from home and are unable to go to the gym and work out. People who lead busy lives also have trouble finding the time to exercise, let alone getting the motivation to do an hour-long workout routine after a packed schedule.

Therapy Thursday-Squatting Part 2

In last week's post we discussed "Butt Wink". This week we cover the second most common question I get about squattig: "How do I position my feet?"
 
Do you squat with toes straight, or toes out?

 

First Things First

If you squat with "toes forward or straight", you still should have a slight angle to your feet.

Therapy Thursday-Squatting Part 1

Today we will talk about 2 common questions we get about squatting: "Is butt wink bad?" and "Do I need to keep my toes straight?". This post cover the butt wink and the next post will discuss the "toes straight"-topic some more.
 
1. Is The Butt Wink Bad For Your Back?

The Butt Wink can be seen at the bottom of a squat when the low back moves into flexion and starts to round.

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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.

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.