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Our Leader Victoria Liu shares her favorite stretch after sitting on her bike x 3+ hrs: The “couch stretch”. The most common error we see when performing this stretch and a simple fix. This exercise is supposed to target the muscles that cross the front of your hip and knee, particularly the rectus femoris (one of your quads). If you feel a lot of strain or discomfort in your knee, you’re probably too close to the wall or you need a pad under your knee or perhaps a towel...
Posted on 2019-06-28
This is our client RP who is 68 years young. She is as chipper and energetic as people half her age and what’s she’s just accomplished is pretty darn amazing. RP fell skiing earlier this year and there was some speculation as to whether she re-tore her ACL reconstruction (she had surgery on it 20 years ago) and if there was a fracture, but it all worked out! She had a goal, committed to the plan we put together for her and executed beautifully. “We did 200 miles with lot...
Posted on 2019-06-27
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 2019-06-24
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
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