How we move reveals a lot about the health of our joints and connective tissue. Movement assessments can begin the process of deciphering the cause(s) of deficits in mobility/range of motion issues and function.  As previously discussed (Move Better Golf Better) these are the main factors involved in decreased mobility in the senior golfer: Soft-tissue […]

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Introduction The loss of mobility is an undeniable issue that we must deal with throughout our lives.  Improved mobility and function improves your quality of life. This doesn’t just apply to golf, but to all aspects of living a healthy and active lifestyle.  It would not be an exaggeration to say movement is life.  So […]

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08 Oct October 08, 2015

Case Study: Neck and Shoulder Pain

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Introduction: A muscle-up requires a considerable amount of upper body strength and coordination and it’s easy to strain your neck and/or shoulders when you are fatigued.  In the case that we’ll be exploring this is exactly what happened. Mechanism of Injury:  During a moment of fatigue Christine’s right shoulder “gave-out” and she was unable to […]

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Chronic Tendon Pain Key Concepts: It is very common and often prevents participation in sport/work/daily activities It is a degenerative process not an inflammatory one Follows 7 recognizable phases that can be used for early detection 97% of tendon tears occur in already degenerated tendons so early detection is critical Aggressive stretching and strengthening exercises […]

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Athlete’s Checklist PDF Download

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Hamstrings: Let’s explore the reasons why your hamstring might feel tight or contracted. 1.)  A low back injury or injury in progress will tighten up the hamstrings.  The hamstrings influence the position of the lower back by way of their attachment to the pelvis. The body will protectively tension the hamstrings in order to prevent […]

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02 Jun June 02, 2015

Hamstring Strains

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Hamstring Strains are among the top of the list for common sports injuries.  They are defined as excessive stretch or tear on a muscle and surrounding tissue resulting in injury. The hamstring group is composed of: Semitendinosus Semimembranosus  Biceps Femoris (long head and short head) Of these the biceps femoris is the most commonly injured. […]

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Achilles Tendon Pain       Facts: Causes: overuse/repetitive stress or direct injury to the tendons.   Associated with: running sports, track and field, jumping and pivoting sports (soccer, tennis, etc.)   Tendinopathy: degeneration and/or inflammation of the tendon from the calf that attaches to the heel.   Signs & Symptoms: Stiffness, pain, weakness, and […]

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(scroll down for self-assessment tool) Triple-Flexion Triple-Flexion is when the ankle hinge, the knee hinge, and the hip hinge are all flexed together.  A classic example of this is seen when you do a squat. Triple-flexion is a basic human movement that is necessary not only in sports but in your day to day life. […]

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14 May May 14, 2015

Determine Your Foot Type

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Runners Easily Determine Your Foot Type foot type (pdf download) 3 General Foot Types   1.        Normal Arches: usually correlating with normal pronation. 2.        High Arch: usually correlating with a rigid foot that doesn’t pronate well.  This foot type can tend to strike the ground with a “thud” when running. 3.         Flat Arch: usually correlating […]

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