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Ways To Keep Exercising While On Vacation

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 | 0 comments

We have reached that time of year where everyone is starting to go on vacation. If you are someone who exercises regularly, this can present a challenge to your schedule. You may not have access to a gym while on vacation, or you may not have the ability to bring any equipment with you.

Even while on vacation, it is important to keep building strength in your lower body. Keeping your legs strong and mobile is important to maintain good health. You can have the most in shape arms, but your legs are what get you around.

Stay tuned to see various exercises you can do while on vacation that require no equipment or fancy gyms.

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Common Causes For Low Back Pain

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 | 0 comments

Low back pain is something that many people deal with. We see a lot of low back pain in our clinic, and we can tell you most of the time it is due to people rounding their back too much. This is also known as flexion intolerance. Backs are bending, lifting and squatting with their backs rounded, which is causing their pain.

Watch our video below to see how you can do some tests at home to see if you are flexion intolerant. If so, give us a call so we can work out a plan to get you on the mend.

Stay tuned to see various exercises you can do to combat your lower back pain safely. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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

 

Testing Your Shoulder For Shoulder Impingement

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 | 0 comments

A common problem that people have is shoulder pain, with the possible cause being shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement is a name that gets thrown around a lot, but is basically a pinching type of pain. Because this is so common, we would like to show you three different ways you can screen yourself at home to see if you potentially have it, or if it is something that is not far away.

There are lot structures at play when you are moving your shoulder, and they can get pinched and cause pain if your mechanics are incorrect, if you have tightness somewhere, if your posture is not good, or simply if your shoulder blade is not moving like it should.

Watch our video below to see how you can administer three different tests to determine if you have a possible sign of impingement. If so, give us a call so we can work out a plan to get you on the mend.

Stay tuned to see various exercises you can do to increase your shoulder mobility safely. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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

Why Should I Test My Functional Movement?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 | 0 comments

Functional Movement is the ability to move the body with proper muscle and joint function for effortless, pain-free movement.  It is important to keep an eye on your functional movement as you age, or as you settle into habits that may be detrimental to your functional movement.

People need some gauges to see how their body is performing. One of the first signs of fitness is how well you can get into functional movement positions. It is not just about how much you can lift, you need to be able to move and be able to move in different movement patterns.

In this series, we would like to show you three different screenings you can do at home to see how you measure up, and then show you how to correct it if necessary.

Stay tuned to our series to find out three screening movements to test your functional movement, as well as moves to incorporate to make any necessary corrections to your form. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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

 

Why You Should Use Exercise Bands

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 | 0 comments

Are you having trouble getting to the gym? Do you need a good workout routine you can do at home or on the go if you travel a lot?

Exercise bands are perfect for this. They come in different colors that correspond to the tension, so they are good for beginners or seasoned pros. They are inexpensive, versatile, and you can do lots of different motions. You can order them online and do your workout from the comfort of your own home.

You can use these bands for lower body, upper body and your core. Take a listen to Mark as he describes what we are going to show you to do with exercise bands.

Stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day utilizing these bands. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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

 

What Direction Are Your Feet Pointed When You Walk – And Why Does It Matter?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 | 0 comments

Ever wonder why some people can walk long distances without fatigue or pain in their feet and legs and some people can’t? Would you believe it can be as simple as what direction your feet are pointed?

Mark has done the research behind studying the way people walked all the way back to the early settlers of America to discover why the direction your feet are pointed when you are walking is so important.

Stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day to help avoid the problems that come from your feet pointing the wrong way when you walk. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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