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What To Avoid With Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement syndrome is very frustrating, especially when the pain seems to come and go.  You never quite know when you’ll be greeted with a shot of severe pain.  This article will outline the major things to avoid when you have shoulder impingement so you can stop exacerbating the pain and start feeling better.  What …

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8 Low Impact Alternatives To Running

Running isn’t inherently bad for your body; however, sometimes you’re looking for a lighter alternative without compromising on heart rate boosting movement.  Low impact exercise decreases the stress on joints and soft tissues by eliminating jumping and other substantial forces on your body. The benefits of low impact training include all the perks of regular …

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Tummee Review – Yoga Teacher Sequence Builder

Sequencing yoga classes can be difficult, especially as a new yoga teacher. If you’re tired of drawing stick figures, several programs are available to help; one of the most popular sequence builders is Tummee.  Whether you’re a new yoga teacher or just looking for some fresh class ideas, Tummee has something for you. In this article, …

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How To Apply Kinesiology Tape (So It Actually Stays On)

Finally, figuring out a kinesiology taping technique that works for you, only to have your tape falling off within minutes or hours, is frustrating.  Why does tape seem to stick so well on some people and not on others? I’ll give you a hint; it’s all in how you apply it. As a physical therapist …

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Kinesiology Tape vs. Athletic Tape – What’s The Difference?

Tape is tape, right? Wrong.  If you’ve ever found yourself riddled with indecision in the sports tape aisle, you’ll quickly learn there’s quite a variety. So before you just grab any old tape and hope for the best, this article will explore the differences between kinesiology tape vs. athletic tape so you can choose the …

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Plantar Fasciitis vs. Achilles Tendonitis – How To Tell The Difference

Plantar fasciitis vs. Achilles tendonitis – what’s the difference? After all, these two structures are close neighbors in the human body. If you’re a bit confused, don’t worry. This article will quickly and easily break down these two issues’ differences and point you in the right direction for the next steps.  What is plantar fasciitis? …

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Why Does My Achilles Feel Tight? (14 Potential Causes)

Does your Achilles frequently feel tight or painful? That nagging feeling (especially after you were active) may be trying to tell you something (and the problem may not be just your Achilles). Keep reading to discover some of the most common reasons why your Achilles always feels tight, what you can do about it, and …

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