physical therapy

Does stretching actually help piriformis syndrome?

I've been seeing several clients right now with complaints of piriformis syndrome. Most of them tried doing figure 4 stretching, pigeon stretching, etc. found online that supposedly relieves symptoms. But yet, they still didn't get the long term results they were hoping for, and came to me for help. So let's do a little digging… Continue reading Does stretching actually help piriformis syndrome?

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?

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?

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?

Activity, Injury Prevention, Pain Relief

How Postural Restoration can help you as a runner

Do you get fatigue in certain areas of your body at a particular time in your run and you can't make it better? Do you get pain after a few miles in your knee or foot? Are you having difficulty increasing your miles in general? Do you just want to know how you can be… Continue reading How Postural Restoration can help you as a runner