Category Archives for "Movement Skills"

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

The Foam Rolling Discussion

“Did you foam roll yet?” No. “Go foam roll. You should foam roll more often.” When? “Before your workout, after your workout, during your workout, when you wake up, before bed, pretty much always.” Why? “Because it’s good for your muscles.” Many people involved in some form of physical fitness have had a similar conversation with […]

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  • January 22, 2018