Injury Prevention

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How To Check Shoulder Mobility 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 catch symptoms early and prevent a rotator cuff …

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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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Surprising Reasons Why Your Tennis Elbow Isn’t Getting Better

Do you have an annoying case of tennis elbow that isn’t getting better? Tennis elbow is the most common overuse injury of the elbow, and many are surprised to learn that you don’t have to play tennis to have this annoying injury cramp your style.  Treating tennis elbow can be tricky. Did you know, there …

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Surprising Reasons Why Your Plantar Fasciitis Isn’t Getting Better

Tired of plantar fasciitis feeling like a knife driving through your foot with every step? Then this article is for you. Plantar fasciitis affects approximately 2 million people per year and has long been known as a painful and tricky injury to treat.  There’s a laundry list of first-line treatment tactics, but what happens when …

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