Most of the time someone thinks of yoga, they immediately think of flexibility and mobility. While flexibility and mobility are definitely crucial parts of yoga, the stability demands of various yoga positions is also high. This post will discuss which body regions commonly need better stability in the yoga population and exercises that can help strengthen those body regions.
If you’ve suffered an injury in the previous two years, chances are someone has told you to do some sort of mobility work (foam rolling, lacrosse ball, stretching, etc…). Low back pain? Roll on it. Knee pain? Roll on it. Headaches? Uh, I guess roll on it. It seems like mobility work is the answer for every sports injury. This blog post will discuss why mobility work doesn’t fix everything and what you should be doing to prevent sports injuries.
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.
Patellofemoral pain is a broad term used to describe pain on the front of the knee. The diagnosis by itself gives a vague clinical picture because there are many things can cause pain on the front of the knee. A patellar tracking issue is another term typically used interchangeably with patellofemoral pain, which gives a better idea of what the problem is. This blog post will discuss the cause of patellar tracking issues and the current methods for treating it.
Recovery is an important part of both injury prevention and performance. This is the first of three installments discussing recovery. This post discusses active strategies to improve the quality of recovery for future activities.