Front loading a squat provides counter balance to allow you to better sit into and load hips 🔹goblet or front squatting also recruits core and spine erector tension keeping the pelvis and rib cage better positioned reducing the temptation to anteriorly tilt. 🔹Squatting to a target gives you an end range cue to pause and […]
Eccentric loading (length under tension) is crucial for hamstring mobility and strength. Pelvic position must be neutral to ensure sufficient length of the hamstrings. Incorporating a brief pause at the end-range will allow you to feel your hamstrings contract or re-engage them if you have lost tension
I just wanted you to know how well I’ve been doing! Before Eric had me come to you, I had basically just come to terms with the fact that the rest of my life was going to be based around my back pain and my business as a horse trainer was going to suffer-no heavy lifting, no standing for a long time, and no jumping horses and if I did, I was going to have to take tons of Advil and not plan on doing anything the next few days. And I was only 27! Before coming to you, a physical therapist local to me said that I just had to avoid certain things. Then I came to Total PT, and you were able to find exactly what my weaknesses were- down to my breathing and teeth clenching! After just the few sessions we had, I learned how to manage my back and live my normal life. And if my back did start to become sore, I now don’t have to stop what I’m doing-I just have to pause and think of the techniques you taught me; and it always turns out that I am doing one of those things wrong, and then once I fix it, the pain is gone. Now my body has all the techniques memorized, so I don’t have to think about it anymore. You basically re-taught me how to use my body and it’s amazing. You have made such a difference in my life. Thank you so much!
Borrowed from the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI,) this drill is fantastic in getting someone out of an anterior pelvic tilt – which can lead to back pain, hamstring strains and many other pathologies that look for an anteriorly tilted pelvis as a compensation strategy. Look for more posts to follow which show integration of this […]
I began working with Dimitry at Total Physical Therapy for recurring lower back problems. Prior to Dimitry, I had worked with both physicians and chiropractors which provided short term fixes but my problems continued to re-surface. Dimitry’s practical and holistic approach enabled me to better understand the source of my injury and most importantly, how to heal it correctly and prevent the injury from recurring. The quick progress I was able to make while working with both Dimitry and Lauren was so encouraging and the practical knowledge I gained to help me with everyday function along with exercise was extremely helpful. I would strongly recommend Total Physical Therapy; Dimitry’s innovative approach is not only unique but it provides one with a long term solution to fixing an injury which was something I had not found elsewhere.
Client w/major (R) knee pain. Think her (R) ankle has something to do with it? She also complains of constantly spraining it. Single limb stance testing shows reverse/supination strategy. Releasing the right medial ankle region followed up by right glute activation and left anterior oblique sling activation along with building neutral foot control in weight-bearing – knee feels like a boss! Don’t just treat the knee if the knee hurts!
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