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.

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.

What Does it Mean to Be Functionally Strong?

Functional Fitness is one of the biggest phrases right now in the world of health and wellness. It means training your body for every day activities. The focus of this type of program is to increase your ability to perform real-life tasks better. Tasks such as gardening, running up a flight of stairs, getting out of your car, etc.