Everyday I encounter someone who tells me they have low back pain because they have a disc herniation, spinal stenosis or some other scary sounding diagnosis that was given to them based on an MRI or X-ray. Truth is, research shows upwards of 90% of all adults over 35 have some sort of spinal abnormality or dysfunction. So if these diagnosis are the source of … [Read more...] about The “Diagnosis Label” and Low Back Pain
Many of the athletes and weekend warriors who walk through our doors are sporting the supposed latest and greatest athletic footwear. The have springs and cushions and bubbles built in the soles of the shoes with the goal being "less impact" and "better support", when ironically they often do the opposite. As humans, we have 2 primary contact points with the … [Read more...] about Are you sneakers making you worse???
If you are looking for a great way to build stability in your core, neck and hips, perform strength work with uni-lateral loading, aka holding a weight in only one side. This forces your stabilizers to react and kick on to fight side bending and twisting. Here are just a few good examples: -Walking Lunges or Step Ups (Holding a dumbbell in one hand)-Single Arm … [Read more...] about A One-Sided Argument
The most dangerous people are...The ones who know "a little". They don't know what they don't know.This is a very prevalent problem in our world of fitness and rehab "experts". For example, I just read a critique of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) online yesterday that criticized the validity of the screen in predicting likelihood of injury. The basis of the … [Read more...] about The Fitness Industry’s Most Dangerous People
As football camps are getting ready to get rolling all over the country, it makes me crazy when I hear about players who we work with have their coaches making them go on distance runs to get in shape. When I speak at football conferences I always ask the coaches in attendance, "when was the last time you said your team would be so much stronger if you could … [Read more...] about Football players or distance runners???