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Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Why Inner Thigh Muscles Are So Important

Your inner thigh muscles are typically very neglected. They should not be since they provide a lot of stability for the glute muscles, especially the ones on the side. The two together help keep your pelvis stable, which helps your balance. Strengthening these muscles is also necessary to prevent groin pain – which is important for people who weight train – as well as simply climbing the stairs.

Learn more in our video below about why the inner thigh muscles are so important, and how neglecting them can lead to multiple problems.

Stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day to help avoid the problems that come from neglected thigh muscles. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

 

 

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Other Muscle Groups That Benefit From Strengthening Your Glutes

We discussed last month why your glute muscles are an important part of your body mechanics. Unfortunately, they are compromised primarily from too much sitting. And that is not the only muscle group that suffers. Most people do not actively work their glute muscles, resulting in gluteal amnesia. When you sit too long, your glute muscles will suffer. This will lead to all sorts of health problems.

Now we are turning our attention to some moves you can do that will help with your shoulders, upper back and your hip mobility.

Listen here for more information from Mark about this condition. We even have some entertainment for you in the beginning!

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel so you can see him demonstrate different types glute strengthening exercises.

Got questions about our exercises or physical therapy? Just ask Mark by contacting our office!

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Why Using Your Glute Muscles Is So Important

Your glute muscles are an important part of your body mechanics. They are compromised primarily from too much sitting. Most people do not actively work their glute muscles, resulting in gluteal amnesia. When you sit too long, your glute muscles will suffer. This will lead to all sorts of health problems.

Listen here for more information from Mark about this condition. And yes – we are zooming in!

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel so you can see him demonstrate different types glute strengthening exercises.

Got questions about our exercises or physical therapy? Just ask Mark by contacting our office!

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Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Posture Improvement Reminders

posture improvementIn this video, you will find out from Mark the different posture improvement moves you can do during the day to prevent pain. Watch as he demonstrates the following:

  1. How to stand properly with your legs shoulder width apart
  2. Where to point your feet while you are standing
  3. Turning your knees out very slightly
  4. Squeeze your backside together and tuck your pelvis in
  5. Elongate your spine to make your spine tall and reset your shoulders
  6. Turn your arms back to align shoulder sockets
  7. Align your chin

Make sure you pay attention to head posture. Muscles in your neck can get wore out – especially those of you on computers all day long.

Go through this checklist every day to avoid back, shoulder and neck issues!

Want to learn more from Mark? Check out your YouTube Channel and you can always contact us with questions here!

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Why Are Your Feet So Important?

feetYour feet play a very important role when it comes to stability and preventing pain. If you stop and think about what your feet actually have to do, it is amazing. They are responsible for keeping you upright when you are standing and walking.

In our clinic, we see a lot of people that stand or sit with their feet turned way out. This will directly affect their mechanics from their feet all the way up to their neck. You want to have a stable structure to function properly. So we will take a look at how they stand and walk, and typically their feet are turned out or they have flattened their arches, and that is why they are complaining of pain. Whether it is ankle, knee, hips, typically the pain is coming from a problem with their feet – not the area that is hurting.

So what can you do?

Strengthening your arch. Even if you think you have a “flat arch”, it probably is just poor muscle structure. Simple exercises can be done to strengthen those muscles and regain a proper arch – helping you become more stable.

Focus on how you walk and stand. Make sure you are keeping your feet pointed straight ahead. when you walk.

Mark goes into detail about why this is all so very important. Learn more here. Make sure to contact us if you have any questions.

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