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Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 | 0 comments

The Importance Of Exercising At Home During COVID-19

Hi. Mark and Ringo here at Fyzical. Ringo’s practicing good health here during this time.  So, one thing I’ve been hearing from patients is we are going to come out of this with either having to go to Weight Watchers or Alcoholics Anonymous. The facts are if you don’t want to be the one having to go to Weight Watchers, you need to be doing exercises. Just because gyms are closed and where you might be exercising in the past you can’t get into now doesn’t give you a free pass. You’ve got all kinds of options you can do at home. You have to keep moving. This is not an excuse just to sit down and park yourself.

What I am very big on, and if you followed anything that I’ve talked about, are lower body exercises, specifically glutes. Why? Because you have to get from point A to point B. If you can curl up to 2,000 pounds but you can’t walk across the floor, it’s not going to help you. You need to be doing lower body exercises. You could do them very easily at home and you no excuses for not doing them. I’m going to show you what you can do.

First thing, though, is if you’re spending more time sitting and being at computers, it’s important that you stand every 30 minutes, even if you only take five or 10 seconds, but get out of that seated position. It is important to refresh everything, stretch everything out, then sit back down. Too many people are finding themselves sitting there for hours and they look up at the clock and they realize it’s afternoon already and they haven’t moved. Try to make yourself get up every 30 minutes.

Follow my YouTube channel. I am going to give you some exercises you can do from home. You will not need equipment. Very good for total body work.  If you have further questions, contact us today!

Follow my YouTube channel where we are going to be demonstrating some lower body exercises you can do from home!

 

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Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 | 0 comments

Pre-habing For ACL Or MCL Surgery

Today we actually have a real live patient to go over some techniques with. She was kind enough to tear her ACL and her MCL in a skiing accident. Now according to HIPAA, we’re not supposed to reveal this person, but we don’t like rules anyway, so we have April!

So, she has been coming in here every day working on pre-habing her knee prior to getting surgery. We’re not sure how soon they’re going to do surgery. A lot of times they don’t want to do surgery immediately because there’s still swelling in there, and we’re trying to get the range of motion back. So, April has a full ACL tear, she’s got a torn MCL, medial collateral ligament, so a ligament on the inside of the knee that is side to side stability. Both of these are torn. So they’re going to go in, they’re going to repair that, and then she’s going to have a long rehab road ahead of her, but she’s going to come out good.

So what we’re going to do is talk about some of the strategies we’ve been using for her prior to getting this surgery. She’s actually training for this surgery just like you would an athletic event. She wants to go in there with her range of motion max and she wants to go in there with her muscles stronger. Research has shown you come through these surgeries a lot better when you have trained for them. So if you’re out there with an ACL injury, you may want to consider some of the things we’re going to go over prior to having your surgery. If you have further questions, contact us today!

Follow my YouTube channel where we are going to be demonstrating some exercises designed to help strengthen muscles and prepare a person who is about to have ACL surgery.

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Posted by on May 21, 2019 | 0 comments

Why Total Body Movement Exercises are Important

Total body type of exercises work on your entire body. Since your body moves in different types of patterns, and not in isolation, it is better to train the body in a movement pattern versus just isolated exercises by themselves.

Ultimately your first goal should be to train for function so you can continue throughout life doing normal every day activities like walking your dog, getting down on the floor with your grand kids, dealing with yard work, and even as simple as going up and down stairs.

We have assembled a list of exercises that help build your strength with these different movement patterns, as well as learning how to stabilize your body during times when some of your muscles are doing the work, while others are keeping you stabilized. These exercises do not need equipment and can be done at home. We will show you beginners level and then how you can make them more difficult.

Make sure to keep following our videos on our YouTube channel to learn these exercises and so much more!

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

 

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 | 0 comments

Ways To Keep Exercising While On Vacation

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

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 | 0 comments

Common Causes For Low Back Pain

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!

 

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