I’ve heard it time and time again like a record on repeat from patients, “My doctor told me I need to stretch my hamstrings because they’re causing my low back pain.” The idea that low back pain is caused by tight hamstrings and stretching them is the solution to fixing the injury is one heldContinue reading Does Stretching The Hamstrings Fix Low Back Pain?
Hip injuries are very common in the sports of weightlifting, powerlifting and CrossFit. However, what most people don’t realize is that the cause of the pain was often there long before the symptoms started. A great exercise that I’ve been using recently during the rehab process of patients dealing with hip injuries is the “airplane”Continue reading The Hip Airplane
There is always a reason for back pain. It doesn’t just appear out of thin air and it’s not “all in your head.” In order to fix and remove the pain, we need to find out why it started in the first place. In my career as a physical therapist, I have spent countless hoursContinue reading How To Screen Your Low Back Pain
Welcome back to Squat University! Today we’re going to discuss the topic of lateral hip pain. This injury is commonly associated with a slow-onset of dull and achy pain centered over your greater trochanter (the most prominent bone of your lateral thigh). You can typically pin-point a painful area when pushing just under this bone.Continue reading Fixing Lateral Hip Pain
A few weeks ago we wrote a number of articles on the topic of knee pain. After many requests, I’ve decided to rewrite the patellar tendon article. I’ve also included more on the quadriceps tendon. There is also a number of updated scientific references (for my strength nerds out there) in my attempt to giveContinue reading Fixing Patellar & Quad Tendon Pain
Welcome back to Squat University! For the past few weeks we’ve been discussing a range of injuries that can take place around the hip. Now that we’ve wrapped up our discussion on groin pain, it’s time to move on to the piriformis syndrome! Piriformis syndrome is an injury that creates pain deep in the glutesContinue reading How to Correctly Treat Piriformis Syndrome
Do you have groin pain that feels like a pinch in the front of your hips as you move into a deep squat? This symptom is one of the most common complaints of those who have a hip impingement (called femoroacetabular impingement or FAI). If you think you have this injury, make sure to checkContinue reading Fixing Hip Impingement
Welcome back to Squat University! For the past few weeks we’ve been discussing the topic of groin pain. This week we’re going to discuss another common cause of anterior hip pain in athletes called Iliopsoas syndrome. A hip flexor injury often starts a little differently than your classic pulled groin. As we discussed last week,Continue reading Fixing Hip Flexor Pain
Welcome back to Squat University! Last week we started our discussion on the complex topic of groin pain. Today we’re going to focus on treating one of the most common reasons for groin pain, the adductor strain. Treating the Adductor Strain Like we mentioned in last weeks blog post, the adductor longus is the mostContinue reading Fixing The Pulled Groin
Welcome back to Squat University! Last week we opened our series on hip pain with an article on how to rehab a hamstring strain. This week we’re going to discuss groin pain. Groin injuries commonly occur in sports with kicking, quick change of direction, twisting, and turning.4 While the amount of athletes sustaining this injuryContinue reading What Kind of Groin Pain Do You Have?