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?

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

Activity, Injury Prevention, Lifestyle, Pain Relief, physical therapy

Do you have “Gator Syndrome?”

I grew up watching Steve Irwin and was amazed by his mastered skills of catching alligators. Have you ever wondered why he did it that way? Well, Steve knew if he could drive the alligator into extension, then it would prevent him from thrashing around. The gator can not rotate or bend when he's stuck… Continue reading Do you have “Gator Syndrome?”