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Bending Your Back is Okay

Bending Your Back is Okay

Last week we reviewed the hip-hinge movement pattern. If you missed it, read it here. But what if you need to bend your back while lifting or doing anything else for that matter? Is bending your back bad?  It absolutely isn’t. The spine is designed to bend, twist,...

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The Hip Hinge

The Hip Hinge

There are a few things to consider when going to lift something from the floor:  How heavy is the object?  Have I lifted something this heavy before? If so, when's the last time that I've done it? How often do I do this?  The answers to these questions will dictate...

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What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling?

In the past decade, a modality called dry needling has gained traction in the rehab and pain management communities to address neuromuscular pain and/or dysfunction. It’s not for everyone, but it can have very powerful results.  Dry needling is defined as a skilled...

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Dynamic Movements for Mobility

Dynamic Movements for Mobility

Recap from last week: Sometimes stretching just feels good, and there’s definitely a time and place for it. However, we recommend dynamic movement over stretching when possible. Taking your body and joints through its full range of motion frequently is the best way to...

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To Stretch or not to Stretch?

To Stretch or not to Stretch?

A question that we often get is “when should I stretch and for how long?”. This is a great question, because there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on the individual and their goals. For example, a 15 year old gymnast has different goals and external...

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Don’t Forget About The Soleus

Don’t Forget About The Soleus

The calf -  A common area to have aches/pains.   The soleus - An often neglected muscle.  Many people miss out on a key calf muscle when training.  This can contribute to reduced flexibility, strength, and endurance; while also feeding into common active injuries,...

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1 Rep Max (1RM) Living

1 Rep Max (1RM) Living

1 repetition maximum (1RM) refers to the maximum amount of weight a person can possibly lift for 1 repetition. If the daily tasks that someone performs (such as doing laundry or going up and down stairs) are equivalent (or close) to their 1 repetition maximum, then...

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Can a Physical Therapist Help Me?

Can a Physical Therapist Help Me?

Pain.  What’s causing it? Will it go away? Am I making it worse? Who can help me?  These are normal questions to ask when confronting pain, and unless you’ve dedicated years of your life to understanding it, it’s difficult to know the answers to all of these...

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4 Simple Strategies You Can Implement For Better Sleep

4 Simple Strategies You Can Implement For Better Sleep

Quality sleep is slowly becoming recognized as a new vital sign, but why? Sure, a poor night of sleep will make you feel groggy and unproductive, but the negative effects of poor sleep extend further than that. Quality sleep has been shown to be critical for immune...

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