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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
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
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
It’s tenniselbow, neckpain overheadsquatsnatches crossfitHow do you measure up? We’d love to hear how it goes, post in comments or tag a friend who needs more shoulder mobility! shoulders triathlon triathletesphysicaltherapy danvilleca
Posted on 2019-03-29
Static Stretching has gotten a bad reputation lately in regards to it’s usefulness for improving mobility. Are there better ways to improve mobility than just holding a stretch and waiting for it to release? Sure but just remember, ballet dancers, gymnasts and martial artists all do it and are pretty darn mobile. Now controlling that mobility is another matter for a different post! We prefer bulletproofrunnerrunstrong mobility hipmobilityflow yogaforrunners triathl...
Posted on 2019-03-06
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