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Our Head PT practicing what she preaches! Ladies, do you pee or have back pain when you lift weights? Men, do you have back pain with deadlifts? Common but NOT normal. Posted @withregram • @ironptmomIt’s winter so I’m playing with more Barbell lifting during the triathlon off season. This weight is typically my warmup for conventional deadlift 💀 from the floor but having my legs out this wide for sumos makes the weight feel heavy!This video is me learning how to s...
Posted on 2020-01-19
One of our PT's here, Victoria, demonstrates a great exercise for your gluteus medius! This advanced side plank (eccentric lowers) is for hip, shoulder, and core strength! Most people think of this as just a core exercise, but according to EMG studies, it is actually a great exercise for your glutes, ESPECIALLY your gluteus medius. A strong lateral line (the side of your body) is important for running, working out, lifting weights, and even your kids and groceries!  Check it out, and gi...
Posted on 2020-01-15
Do you pee when you jump rope, do double unders, jump on a trampoline, run, cough, sneeze or lift weights?It’s really very common but normal! And you don’t have to resign yourself to wearing pads or changing your underwear! There are often simple things you can do to improve the peeing! Many women would benefit from having an assessment of their specific situation and learning strategies and/or exercises to stop peeing during activities.@ironptmom is demonstrating her attempt...
Posted on 2020-01-13
This before and after photo was taken of our client just one month apart! The face says it all, but we've drawn some arrows to show you the height difference of his shoulder and hips. This position is called the "mermaid" in pilates, or 90/90, and shin box in cross fit. It is a good barometer of your hip mobility, which is also related to low back pain.  This client was referred to us from a personal trainer at Equinox for his back pain. The pain was limiting his ability to workout and ...
Posted on 2020-01-09
You’re only as old as your spine is flexible ~Joseph Pilates. Assisted Spine extension + rotation on the Pilates Chair: This movement works your lower back muscles in a stabilizing fashion as your upper back (thoracic spine) rotates like a rotisserie chicken. In other words, you have to keep your low back and pelvis stable while moving your upper back (we call that “spine dissociation” in the rehab/Physical Therapy nerd world)! Can you think of some sports or situations...
Posted on 2020-01-08
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