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Do You Have Swimmer’s Shoulders? Gigi Benkowski, DPT, ART, CSCS Edited By: Shiguma Takeuchi The medical definition of swimmer’s shoulders is an overuse syndrome seen in competitive swimmers when increased range of motion needs to be pushed from water resistance, and is related to possible looseness of joints as well as rotator cuff tendon overuse. This type of shoulder pain can hinder training or progress of training as it can start limiting the range of motion and strength that w...
Posted on 2019-06-07
Tall kneeling work is a great way to take the feet and ankles out of the equation and put an emphasis on the “center” of your body or your “core” which is 360 degrees all around. When the word "core" is used, people immediately think of planks and abs but it really includes your diaphragm, pelvic floor and all of the hip muscles as well.This is a traditional kneeling chop but we added a band around @ironptmom ‘s ankles to get a bit more glute activation. You may a...
Posted on 2019-06-07
This client is a hairdresser and could not get away from work with all the graduation parties at this time of year (hence the scary looking mannequin heads in the background). She came into the office for her in-person evaluation and treatment session and this video is her follow up telehealth appointment. She is feeling much better after her 1st session but knows that there is much more work to be done to rehab her core after her hysterectomy. Today’s appt included movement analysis and...
Posted on 2019-06-06
Celebrating Global Running Day with a great hip/knee control exercise for Runners that gets the glutes to fire: The Curtsy Lunge with a slider. You have 3 Glute muscles: The Gluteus Maximus, Minimus and Medius. This hits ALL of them with a bit more activation of Medius than a traditional split squat or lunge. This is a great exercise to help re-train runners who tend to drop their hip and collapse their knee into valgus. We are big on single leg control for runners and teach stuff like this in o...
Posted on 2019-06-05
C section, hysterectomy and any abdominal surgery scars can have a big effect on how your rib cage and spine moves. They can even be the cause of back or pelvic pain! 
Posted on 2019-06-04
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