Activity, Lifestyle, physical therapy

Finding your true balance

Okay, this post is a little specific to dancers, gymnasts, and baton twirlers, but it is also very relevant in activities such as surfing, rock climbing, and yoga. We're going to talk about balance, why it's easy for some and very difficult for others. As a baton twirler, I struggled in the Super-X event with… Continue reading Finding your true balance

Lifestyle, Pain Relief, physical therapy

Managing Sciatica

Sciatica is a common problem I see with my patients, and presents itself in many different ways. There is the slight twinge in the butt when getting out of a car, bending over, or sitting too long. There is the numbness down the leg after standing 20-30 minutes. There is sharp pain when rolling over… Continue reading Managing Sciatica

Lifestyle, Pain Relief, physical therapy

The hip shift: Why is this important?

Hands down one of the largest deficits I see with my physical therapy clients is their inability to hip shift. Every step you take, your pelvis has to rotate over the femur. Restrictions with this movement often lead to compensations which cause back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and even foot pain. How do you… Continue reading The hip shift: Why is this important?

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?