If you follow professional sports, then you know that season after season, most organizations are highly invested in doing everything they can to win a championship.
According to the most recent findings (and more importantly, how your feet actually function), it turns out that the insoles that you can purchase over the counter aren’t any better than the custom molded foot orthotics that you’ll end up paying hundreds of dollars for.
If you move as much as most people, in your lifetime you’ll exceed 100,000 miles (i.e., 160934.4 km).
If you aren’t comfortable with the word release to describe what’s occurring when an elbow is driven deep into your piriformis (pi-ri-FOR-mis) muscle, feel free to plug in any technique that causes a muscle to relax.
To avoid running into pain or an injury, here’s a list of things you’ll want to know before you get fitted for your next pair of running shoes.
If you’re looking for answers on why you continue to have patellofemoral pain when you go up or down the stairs, rather than wait around for the one size fits all approach to come up short, think about what it would take for you to be proactive.
Before I tell you about the first time I felt tight muscles restricting motion, I’d first like to let you in on something a new client mentioned the other day. As I was going through the process of addressing an under-performing muscle in his back, he said, “A foam roller isn’t capable of reaching those muscles. I know that!”
If you’re serious about pursuing a career in massage therapy, first and foremost, you’ll want to have a complete understanding of all that goes into being a massage therapist.
Along with that, I recommend sitting with, and determining your level of interest in working with the human body. Because no matter what you’ve heard, massage school is not always as easy as it’s made out to be. Continue reading
When it comes to figuring out why you continue to struggle with plantar fasciitis, there’s a lot the experts aren’t telling you about orthotics.
The inconvenient truth is, like so many of their recommendations orthotics are only controlling the symptoms.
Why Are Female Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Wearing That Colorful Kinesiology Tape?
If you aren’t interested in understanding the ripple of how far this story on kinesiology tape rolls out, with or without the colorful tape that frames Kerri Walsh Jennings’ shoulder, along with April Rose, Jennings has the potential to take home a medal in beach volleyball at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
If there’s no iliotibial band, how can there be a valid treatment plan that works with any level of consistency?
The way in which your iliotibial band (IT band) is shown in an anatomy book doesn’t even come close to what you’re relying on to move through the world.
A couple of years ago, an ultra runner came in with pain in his foot. Pain that he had been dealing with for quite some time.
Regardless of what the experts have told you, plantar fasciitis is very rarely about your foot.
Like so many other running-related injuries, the reason you are left managing all of the things that go along with plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) comes down to the same things.
No matter how much your mind leans towards thinking that stretching is necessary, the reality is, it just isn’t capable of doing much in the way of preventing an injury or improving performance.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stretch. What’s more important is, how and when you choose to stretch.
Runner’s Knee: Arriving Right On Time
Although they’re not acknowledged in the mainstream media, when it comes to running injuries, there are a couple of constants that ring true.
The reason why you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis is about much more than what fits your feet.
In order for a ball to come into the strike zone at upwards of 90 mph, there has to be much more to a pitcher’s delivery than just a strong arm. Or even a longer arm that has the potential for more leverage (i.e., whip).