Over the past few years there has been quite the debate amongst many in the scientific community as to the extent of which the spine has the ability to adapt. While it is commonly accepted that the vertebral bones have the ability to adapt and become stronger/more dense with correctly dosed loading (a reason whyContinue reading Does The Intervertebral Disc Adapt To Load?
The cause of most foot related problems such as ‘plantar fasciitis’ can be traced back to your poorly fitting shoes. With this understanding we can start a screening process to uncover the cause of your foot pain by evaluating your footwear! This is part 5 of a series titled “Foot Pain (How To Fix ‘PlantarContinue reading How To Evaluate Your Foot Pain
The unfortunate thing is that most people have no idea their shoes are actively deforming their feet. Slowly over time the foot begins to adapt to the shape of the shoe without you even realizing it. This happens with almost every “popular” shoe brand in the world (Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, Sketchers, etc.). ThisContinue reading How Shoes Change Your Feet
Welcome to a new series of blogs dedicated to understanding and fixing many common foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, bunions and hammertoes. The frustrating thing about a foot injury is that it affects almost every part of your waking life. If your foot is injured, it hurts to run, jump, squat, andContinue reading Foot Pain (How To Fix ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ and Other Common Foot Problems)
You need to STOP using ice on injuries and sore muscles.Continue reading Don’t Ice, Walk it Off!
Have you heard of the term ‘gluteal amnesia’? Decades ago, a renowned clinician named Vladimir Janda began to notice certain patterns in patients with back pain, specifically he noticed that these patients had signs of inhibited weak glutes. Now at the time, there was little research to back up his theories as to why thisContinue reading What is ‘Gluteal Amnesia’?
There are a few exercises common to strength athletes that require some caution, especially in the context of recovering from back injury. In today’s blog I want to briefly go over the following exercises so that you may better understand their use. Hip Extension “Reverse Hyper” Machine Back Extension Machine or Roman Chair Hip ExtensionContinue reading Reverse Hyper & Roman Chair Back Extensions?
Elbow injuries are often difficult to diagnose and treat. Many educated clinicians find that elbow injuries can be confusing and the treatment can be somewhat complicated. If you look at the research, elbow pain almost always ranks as one of the top injured joints amongst strength athletes like weightlifters and powerlifters.1 However, despite being soContinue reading The Lifter’s Guide To Elbow Pain
Welcome back to Squat University. Last month I started a blog series on the topic of Achilles tendinopathy. The first blog introduced a simple model to better understand why the injury process begins and how it progresses. This week I want to continue this conversation and change our focus to the treatment side of things.Continue reading Rehabbing Achilles Tendinopathy
Welcome back to Squat University. Last week I introduced a blog series on improving shoulder stability by addressing a weak serratus anterior muscle. This week we’re going to move on and discuss a few other important muscles: the rotator cuff, rhomboids and trapezius. Today I want to share with you a few exercises that willContinue reading Stabilizing the Shoulder Blade & Joint