Injury Prevention

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Activities & Exercises To Avoid With A Lumbar Herniated Disc

A lumbar herniated disc can be a painfully scary experience.  It’s incredibly frustrating to figure out how to get on with your daily life when something so simple as bending over to tie your shoes can leave you in excruciating pain. But what activities should you avoid with a herniated disc?  In this article, I’ll …

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Fascia Scraping For Plantar Fasciitis – Does It Speed Up Recovery?

Do you feel like you’ve tried every treatment in the book for your plantar fasciitis without success? This annoying heel pain affects approximately 2 million people per year and has long been known as a painful and tricky injury to treat.  Take a look at fascia scraping and how it can be a helpful addition …

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Easy At-Home Shoulder Mobility Screen To Prevent Rotator Cuff Injury

When it comes to shoulder pain, discomfort and tightness can happen gradually, and early signs are easy to miss.  Before you know it, your shoulder pain is affecting everything from putting on your shirt to getting a good night’s sleep. Wouldn’t it be great if you could screen your shoulders at home to catch symptoms …

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How To Avoid Overstretching Your Muscles

Flexibility has an essential role in your workout to promote healthy movement.  Good flexibility allows for improved mobility. Improved mobility enables you to move into positions with greater ease and less dysfunctional strain on tissues, helping to prevent wear and tear on your body. But is it possible to stretch too far? Why yes, yes …

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Mobility vs. Stability vs. Flexibility – How To Unlock Healthy Movement

Mobility exercises are having a moment right now, but they’re not exactly a new concept.  Physical therapists have been addressing mobility for years, but now the fitness industry has gotten a hold of it, so it’s the new sliced bread.  No doubt, you’ve seen cool kids in the gym aggressively foam rolling and wielding PVC …

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