Everyone has had a bout of knee pain or is currently fighting off an injury that involves the knee. What are the key elements that make up the pain that emanates from the knee-cap or from the structures around it? Good info for runners, athletes and moms and dads alike.
Looking ahead to a great web-based video series with collaboration between Total-PT & Sneaker Factory of Florham Park. Everyone has aches and pains when it comes to running. Shin Splints, IT Band Syndrome, Knee pain and the list goes on and on. We’re here to break it all down for you and go through the various injury types and create possible solutions for the runner that wants to just get out and run. Keep checking back for the first video and the series ahead!
You actually do have control over your own feet. Just because you may think you have flat feet, foot pain, heel pain or arches that are too high – there’s help. You can actually fix this. You have the tool-set for this. Watch and learn. Then execute!
So we know about the squat and what happens when we loose form on the bottom end (see last video.) We “dump out” at the pelvis. But why? The answer lies in the length of the three main muscle groups. 1. Hamstrings 2. Glutes 3. Adductors. If they are tight or in spasm, they will pull the pelvis into a posterior tilt or a “dump-out.” Watch this video to understand what I’m talking about and take a look at your own squat.
The all-in-one exercise that utilizes the Glut-Medius for all that it’s built to do! You need balance. You need stability. You obviously need to move so you also need dynamic ability. Control the hinge and you control the Glut!
Really folks! If there is only one thing that I would do to the hip to open it up and release tension, increase mobility and reduce unwanted drag, this would be it. One thing! Why just one thing? Well . . . there are many ways to deep tissue various regions of the hip, but most of the time the most restricted area is the Glut-Medius. As per the previous videos, you cannot stretch it out well independently and the fibers of the muscle are usually “jammed” because of the sitting that we do and the lack of overall mobility that we don’t get because of the jobs that we have. So just watch this and find out how you can help yourself get “supple!”