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IT Band syndrome (iliotibial band syndrome) is a very common issue among endurance athletes such as runners, cyclists and triathletes. It can be stubborn and debilitating enough to stop someone from running or cycling altogether! It typically shows up as pain on the outside of the athlete's knee (aka lateral knee pain). To illustrate how complicated IT Band syndrome can be to "fix", we're going to tell you about 3 different athletes who came to see us because they developed knee pain and f...
Posted on 2020-04-25
I think most people would agree that smart recovery is essential when you want to get fitter, stronger, decrease body fat and gain muscle. Many athletes worry about how important and how long they should be foam rolling, what the best massage gun is and wonder about when to schedule deep tissue massage to maximize their recovery from training. See the bottom of the pyramid? These are the things we should all be more concerned with. They’re the BIG rocks. You can’t foam ro...
Posted on 2020-04-13
If you’re a runner and you tell us that you don’t have time to do strength training BUT you spend an hour in a Foam Rolling class, you’re gonna get an eye roll from us! We just feel that your training time would be best served elsewhere. Studies show that proper strength training can reduce oversue injuries by 50%!! Meanwhile, research does NOT support the idea that the foam rolling reduces injury risk at all! Victoria Liu (aka @ironptmom on Instagram) created our clinic&rsq...
Posted on 2020-04-12
Here’s a Test for your Shoulders!Maybe you’re coming off a shoulder injury and wanna go back to lifting weights overhead , doing pull ups, snatches, military press etc. and you’re not sure you’re ready?Or maybe you just wanna see how your shoulder mobility stacks up?Or maybe you’re in the middle of shoulder rehab, working with a physical therapist and you wanna see how close your left and right shoulders are in terms of symmetry?Test it! Does it hurt?...
Posted on 2020-03-30
When Red & Yellow Therabands just don’t cut it for rotator cuff rehab, do something different! Our client, KW loves pilates and yoga and hurt her shoulder overdoing exercises in a group exercise class at the gym a few months ago. As a result, she couldn’t do some of her favorite exercises i.e. downward dog, push ups or chatarunga. She also had trouble sleeping at night cuz her shoulder would hurt.After working with @ironptmom for several weeks, she was able ...
Posted on 2020-03-20
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