28 Aug August 28, 2018

What Is Fascia Anyway?

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Defining fascia is a challenge.  Experts have agreed that it’s difficult to define, while agreeing to disagree on a definition.  There’s even a Fascial Nomenclature Committee tasked by the Fascia Research Society to shed light on the ambiguity!  Should definitions be black or white? Perhaps, gray is the right answer? Let’s take a closer look […]

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25 Jul July 25, 2018

Fascinating Facts About Tendons

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Tendons have some unique properties. They are considered viscoelastic. This means they are strong enough to handle the strong muscle contractions that occur when you move your joints and are yet flexible enough to angulate around your bones to create the desired muscle pull. Think of a modern day compound bow in which the cable […]

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We don’t often think about our shoulder blades but perhaps we should. The technical name for the shoulder blade, is scapula. These bony blades on your mid and upper back region are the attachment points for 17 different muscles! That’s a lot. These muscles act to coordinate the movement of your scapulae as they slide over […]

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22 Feb February 22, 2016

Patient Highlight: Diana Balasky

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Diana Balasky is not your typical human.  She is quite remarkable, although she would tell you that she’s just herself.  She is a 73 year old breast cancer survivor, challenger of norms, retiree, clever speaker of her mind, and an incredibly active person.  When I say “active”, I mean the personal and heavy circuit training […]

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17 Feb February 17, 2016

Patient Highlight: Jim Perkins

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Jim Perkins had a couple of goals in mind when he came to see us for the first time in October of last year, and the primary one was to be able to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding without pain holding him back.  He also wanted to lose some weight, but […]

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Our nervous systems don’t know the whole story, and they always think we’re Superheroes.   They’re wired to prioritize our survival, and survive we shall.  Basically, our nervous systems can’t differentiate between our actions being elective, or essential.  That’s why our bodies will let us overdo things (up to a point) when we’re exercising, doing physical labor, […]

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The Sweet, Sour and Squiggly Road To: From the outside looking in, our lives can be inaccurately condensed into neat little packages of the very best of times, totally discounting the gritty details.  A person is born, they go through school, graduate from college, establish their career, meet a worthy partner, start a family, and […]

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06 Jan January 06, 2015

Full Range = Full Function

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  How do you compare? Without weights, do a squat and bottom out: Can your knees track directly over your feet? Do the heels of your feet approximate your glutes (butt)? Does your upper thigh touch or approximate your lower ribs in the front? Are you comfortable and balanced or are you really straining? If […]

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