Monthly Archives: February 2018

1 Manual Therapy: What is it, and what do you need to know about it?

Despite our differences, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapist, and osteopaths have a few important similarities. The most obvious of which is the use of manual therapy.  Manual therapy takes many forms.  Static stretching, joint mobilization/manipulation, trigger point release, myofascial release, deep tissue massage and much, much more all fall under the blanket term of “manual […]

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  • February 2, 2018

Go To Movements on the Road

You’re 4 hours in to a 9-hour road trip. Your back is starting to ache, the front of your hips are tight, and your shoulders are locking up. A signs notifies you there is a rest stop in 5 miles. “Great, I’ll use this chance to get out and _______.” How do you fill in the […]

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  • February 2, 2018

Five General Warm-Up Concepts

I was at a baseball game the other day and commented to someone that I couldn’t believe one player was solely stretching for his warm-up, and believed that would prepare himself adequately to play a baseball game. I mentioned some general thoughts on necessity of temperature increase and muscle activation, nothing super scientific (probably a […]

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  • February 2, 2018

What is Soft Tissue Work Doing?

This article is largely summarizing the “background” aspect of a workshop/presentation we were asked to do this past week. Due to popular demand, the chosen topic for it was “Self-Mobility,” or in the words of many clients/gym members, “teach us more about foam rolling.” I think it is a great topic to break down because […]

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  • February 2, 2018