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Injury Prevention, Pain Relief, physical therapy

Are you a biomechanical hot mess?

Do you have several issues going on? Right shoulder pain, left hip pain, back pain and maybe the occasional right ankle problem? Do you feel like once you get one problem addressed, another one comes up? Or, are you like me, and always seems to be getting hurt?! You may think you are a “complex”… Continue reading Are you a biomechanical hot mess?

Injury Prevention, Pain Relief, physical therapy

Stop stretching your hamstrings!

Do you feel like you constantly need to stretch your hamstrings. Do they always feel super tight? Then this is the article for you! More likely than not, your hamstrings aren't actually tight. They just feel tight. And that is due to your pelvis position. Let's look at this picture below. The pelvis is "tilted"… Continue reading Stop stretching your hamstrings!

Lifestyle, Pain Relief, physical therapy

Hip flexor pain: What causes it and how can I fix it?

A common issue I see quite a bit with my clients is pain/tightness in their hip flexors. I see it in all types of clients, all sports, and all work professions. Stretching can provide temporarily relief, but if you are still having issues, then listen up! We are going to take a little more in… Continue reading Hip flexor pain: What causes it and how can I fix it?

Injury Prevention, physical therapy

Right side vs. Left side dominant. Does it matter?

I'm sure you already know most of your strengths and weaknesses. You already know which arm you prefer to throw with, what foot you'd rather stand on, and you have your favorite standing and sitting positions. There's one leg you like to cross over more than the other, one side you like to sleep on.… Continue reading Right side vs. Left side dominant. Does it matter?

Pain Relief, physical therapy

The REAL cause of plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is by far one of the more debilitating of musculoskeletal conditions around. There is typically no "cause," clients just start to complain of their arches hurting. Pain is usually worse in the morning, and activities such as standing, prolonged walking and running will also cause symptoms to worsen. So, what is the "real"… Continue reading The REAL cause of plantar fasciitis

Activity, Pain Relief, physical therapy

Can your IT Band actually be tight?

I'm guessing if you found yourself here, you are having some sort of IT Band problems. You might be having pain on the side of your thigh up towards the hip, down towards the knee, or just along the whole dang side. You've come to the conclusion it's your IT Band, but are not sure… Continue reading Can your IT Band actually be tight?