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    Most people are unaware of the wide variety of causes of neck pain. These can include poor posture and ergonomics, strains from falling or sleeping in an awkward position, general neck weakness, chronic pain patterning, overall neural conditioning, and in most cases a combination of the above. Decreasing activity level, sitting at work and in the car, crouching over our laptops and phones, are all habits and traits common of the twenty-first century. This in combination w...
Posted on 2019-01-16
The Shoulder Complex   These images depict of the anatomy of the shoulder complex – and yes, it is in fact, complex. All of these components must properly work together otherwise injuries will occur. What can go wrong? Overuse injuries occur because one or more structures aren’t working as they should and surrounding structures compensate by taking on a role that they were not made for. This is what we call being biomechanically unbalanced.  Let’s start by looki...
Posted on 2019-01-16
Have you ever paid attention to how you breathe? One of the best examples of proper diaphragm breathing is seen in a newborn baby - their abdomen and rib cage expand and contract as they breathe in and out. Most of us just take breathing for granted, but we must understand that breathing is a vital function which regulates and stimulates our own good health and longevity.  In identifying many clients with breathing dysfunctions, I have come to the conclusion that many of us do not breat...
Posted on 2019-01-04
Have you ever attempted to throw a ball or swing a bat/club/racket without turning your hips during the movement? This would limit your ability to produce power for accomplishing your goal. Rotational power production is the key ingredient in developing many athletic abilities. Not only does it efficiently create power for use but it minimizes the strain placed upon the arms and legs to produce an equivalent amount of force. This in turn creates an optimal full body transfer in energy while mini...
Posted on 2018-12-19
I recently was visiting family and my cousin’s child, had broken a growth plate in her toe. She had been prescribed a “walking boot” and was advised to limit her amount of stairs and walking. This is typical for any type of foot, toe, bone, tendon, ligament and muscle injury to the lower extremity, however, what seems to be overlooked is general walking around the house or what we would consider activities of daily living. I have rarely, if ever, had a current patient, let alo...
Posted on 2018-12-19
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