!– wp:paragraph –> Do you ever wonder how those painful and annoying knots and trigger points magically appear in your neck, shoulders, and various other places in your body? This is a question patients often ask me at the office. These knots, or adhesions, are typically the result of repetitive stress injuries such as poor … Continue reading Getting Rid of Knots & Trigger Points
!– wp:paragraph –> You don’t have to back squat twice your body weight to put pressure on your spine. Activities such as sitting, standing, walking, and running also place compressive forces on the intervertebral discs of the spine. These discs act as shock absorbers, and they are placed under even more stress when we lift … Continue reading Reducing Low Back Injuries in the Weightroom
Mobility? What is it? Do I need more? How do I get more? The ability to move freely is the ability to access as much tissue as possible to adapt. As functional human beings, we require active range of motion as a prerequisite for movement, and for athletes, that requirement is usually greater. There are … Continue reading How’s Your Mobility?
Concussion management is ever changing and as research progresses, our understanding of concussions allows for more successful treatment options. Previously, in a post titled “What You Need To Know About Concussions,” we explained what a concussion is, the signs and symptoms, and key objectives during recovery. Key points included the seriousness of concussions, the importance … Continue reading Concussion Risk Management
Walking into a gym filled with barbells, free weights, and machines can be intimidating, especially for inexperienced weightlifters. However, the risk of injury from resistance training is relatively low when compared to team sports, running, and other forms of exercise. About 4 injuries occur for every 1,000 hours of weight training (Triplett, 2016). The low … Continue reading Risk Management of Resistance Training Injuries