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5 Mobility Exercises for the Hip

5 Mobility Exercises for the Hip

Limited range of motion in the hip can be problematic for many different reasons. The restricted hip mobility can contribute to lower back pain or knee pain. Or the hip stiffness maybe interfering with your ability to deep squat. This blog post will discuss five mobility exercise for the hip joint. 

Improving Overhead Shoulder Mobility (Part 2)

Improving Overhead Shoulder Mobility (Part 2)

This is the second part of the overhead shoulder mobility series. In this post, mobility and stability exercises are recommended to improve overhead shoulder movement.

Assessing Overhead Shoulder Mobility (Part 1)

Assessing Overhead Shoulder Mobility (Part 1)

Can’t lift your arms up overhead? Must be a mobility issue, right? 

Not necessarily. Sometimes a stability issue can limit your shoulder mobility. After all, your brain doesn’t want you to move in positions that it cannot control. 

This article will cover how to assess overhead shoulder mobility to determine whether it is a stability or mobility issue limiting the movement. Part 2 of this article will cover some examples of exercises to improve overhead mobility. 

Everything You Wanted to Know About Foam Rolling

Everything You Wanted to Know About Foam Rolling

Foam rolling has become a popular treatment option for many muscle aches and pains. The foam roller targets muscles and fascia to decrease pain and improve flexibility. This article will discuss what foam rolling can help with and which body areas you should focus on (and which to avoid). 

Knee Injuries in Ultimate Frisbee

Knee Injuries in Ultimate Frisbee

The most common knee injuries in ultimate frisbee are patellar tendon pain, patellar tracking disorders, and iliotibial band syndrome. In this post, we will discuss how each of these knee injuries occurs and what can be done to treat them. 

Preventing Injuries by Building Tissue Capacity

Preventing Injuries by Building Tissue Capacity

Preventing injuries is a difficult feat because there are so many different factors involved. Increasing the tissues capacity to tolerate load can help reduce the risk of injury. This blog post will define what tissue capacity is and the role it plays in rehabilitation and preventing injuries. 

Treating Upper Hamstring Tendon Pain

Treating Upper Hamstring Tendon Pain

Upper hamstring tendon pain is a common condition experienced in runners and weight lifters. The pain is usually felt at the bottom on the glute area where the hamstrings attach to the pelvis. This blog post will discuss what causes upper hamstring tendon pain (commonly referred to as proximal hamstring tendinopathy) and how to treat it. 

What is the ideal position of the scapula?

What is the ideal position of the scapula?

The scapula is an important piece of many shoulder conditions. A common shoulder condition that focuses on the scapula is shoulder impingement, where there is pain with overhead movements. The idea is that the scapula doesn’t rotate upwards enough and the humerus bumps into the acromion. This has led to finding the “ideal” position for the scapula during movements. This blog post will discuss the function of the scapula and its position during movement. 

Biohacking the Squat - Is it a mobility or stability issue?

Biohacking the Squat - Is it a mobility or stability issue?

The squat is one of the best whole body exercises that you can do. It challenges the overall mobility and stability of the entire body. There is a common misconception with the squat that there is an “ideal squat.” Traditionally the ideal squat consisted of the feet planted straight forward, knees tracking over the 2nd toe, chest up, and the head looking straight ahead. Unfortunately, this advice does not suit everyone because we are all built slightly different. This blog post will discuss how to figure out what is limiting your squat as well as how to determine what the best squatting pattern is for your body. 

Can high chronic workloads protect against injury?

Can high chronic workloads protect against injury?

Predicting injuries is a very difficult task because there are so many factors that contribute to an injury. One of the most common causes is due to overuse. The term “overuse” is a poor term to describe these injuries because it implies that there is a certain amount of use that is optimal. A better way to describe these injuries is to describe them as a training program error, where the workload was increased too quickly for the body to adapt to. This blog post will discuss proper training programing and also how high chronic workloads can actually be protective against injury.