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
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
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?
I don't have to tell you that more people sit for longer periods of time than generations before them. We start it at 4 and 5 years old; grooming our children to learn how to sit for hours at a time at school. We sit in the car, at work, at restaurants, at school, and… Continue reading Sitting – Get Up or Get Stuck!
Holidays are created as a remembrance and reflection of major events in our history. This Independence Day, I am thankful for my freedom. Freedom as a woman, business owner, and American. For in some countries, I would not be allowed to get an education. In some countries, I would not be allowed to own a… Continue reading Thankful for freedom, thankful for the fight.
Unless you live under a rock, you know about yoga. And if you are athletic, you have probably been asked or recommended yoga and just smiles and nodded and went about your business. I mean, for a high energy athlete, yoga can be kind boring sometimes, so why is it so good? Yoga combines my… Continue reading Why Yoga is amazing for athletes
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?