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!
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?
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!
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?
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