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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
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
A study (cited at the bottom of this post) showed that over 90 percent of women who have chronic back pain, also had pelvic floor dysfunction. This is a chicken versus egg scenario; we don’t know if having pelvic floor issues leads to back pain, or does having back pain lead to pelvic floor issues? Because of the unknown correlation, both pelvic floor problems and lower back pain need to be addressed.  Signs of pelvic floor dysfunction include painful sex, leaking urine when runni...
Posted on 2020-01-07
I’m teaching a fellow colleague @movementmanualphysio the Bottoms Up Kettlebell arm bar! This is a great exercise (along with several variations) for helping people with low back pain (the bell doesn’t need to be bottoms up) AND shoulder pain! Would you like to see a video of a few variations? Let me know! PS- there’s only 2 spots left in my Bulletproof Your Back Workshop on Jan 18, tag a friend who needs help with their back and you could win a FREE total body diagnostic s...
Posted on 2020-01-06
This is a great Kettlebell drill we taught the ladies @diablomultisport (Volume ON) that:Is an isometric contraction of the posterior chain in a hip hinge position. (Translation: Glutes and Hamstrings ON fire.) Isolation of scapular protraction/retraction against the load of the bell pulling through shoulders forward. (Translation: Strengthen your shoulders and improve your posture by resisting rolling your shoulders forward).It’s harder than it looks, so give it a shot and let us know ...
Posted on 2019-12-06

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