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Stacked or Jacked? Mobility vs Functional Joint Centration

Mobility is one of the new fitness buzzwords that has piqued the interest of many competitive and non-competitive weight trainers today. They attend mobility clinics and stretch sessions, blame their inability to perform certain exercises on mobility issues and tightness, and work out through pain they chalk up to residual tightness from old injuries. There are solution to these issues. Focusing on mobility may be one. Training through your pain is definitely not one. 

Physical Medicine Pie: An Overview for Pain Relief

As advocates for each patient being able to take control of their health, we want our patients to fully understand our approach to physical medicine and our pain treatment process. In order to do this you first need to understand what physical medicine is. Physical medicine is a branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats biomechanical disorders and injuries. When it comes to understanding what physical medicine is, we want you to think of physical medicine as a pie with several pieces.

 

Core Stabilization: Debunking the "Sucking In" Myth

Most of us were taught at a young age to suck in our bellies and tighten up our core. The majority of trainers and fitness gurus thought this was the ideal way to stabilize the spine and hips based on research indicating that drawing your navel to your spine engages the core in a proper fashion to achieve optimal stabilizing results. This research is outdated and, to put it plainly, wrong. The ‘suck and tuck’ method for spinal and hip stability during exercise has been largely discredited and is no longer part of the curriculum in many higher learning institutions and rehabilitation clinics.  The research now points in the opposite direction.

Breathing: The Benefits of Using Your Diaphragm and Why You Have One

The diaphragm is the key instrument for breathing and the all-star of core stability. The diaphragm is a dome shaped structure that is made up of muscle and other fibrous tissue. It is located at the base of the lungs and separates the lungs from the abdominal content. It has many roles but the two major functions are proper respiration and core stabilization.

Knee Pain & Effective Treatment

Knee injury with chronic painWhen it comes to treating cases of chronic pain, the common misconception is that pain in a certain area is caused by injury to that specific area. While this may be true in some scenarios, evidence based findings suggest that frequently the pain our patients have been experiencing are not related to an injury or condition that began there. 

Chronic Shoulder Pain & Effective Shoulder Injury Treatment

Chronic pain is rampant in America and the adequate treatment of this pain has not only fallen behind the needs of its patients, but it is oftentimes ineffective and does not work to resolve the underlying problem.