Tyler

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About Tyler

Licensed massage therapist, personal trainer, and yoga instructor, Tyler enjoys helping his clients enhance function, reduce pain, and perform better using a combination of manual therapy techniques, functional movement, and evidence-based rehab protocols.

Lower-Crossed Syndrome: Implications for Movement + Treatment

Lower-Crossed Syndrome is a muscle imbalance pattern I frequently see in clients on a regular basis. Similar to Upper-Crossed Syndrome, there is a relationship between muscle groups where some become overdominant (facilitated) and others become weakened (inhibited). With Lower-Crossed Syndrome, this relationship occurs at the pelvis and surrounding musculature. Overdominant muscles groups include the rectus [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Injury Prevention, Massage Therapy, Movement Integration, Self-Care|0 Comments

PCT Section Hikes 2018

My first real interest in hiking the Pacific Crest Trail began the same year I had my daughter, 2013. I was living in Sandy, Oregon at the time which is about 45 minutes from Mt. Hood and the PCT. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I had hiked all around the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. [...]

By | September 11th, 2018|Adventures, Hiking|0 Comments

Tension Release Exercises (TRE)

Tension Release Exercises, or TRE for short, are exercises specifically designed to allow us to shake-off any underlying held tension. The premise is to pre-fatigue the muscular system in order to help us bypass the prefrontal cortex of our brain, which is where logic and reasoning reside, so the lower brain centers can release any [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Exercise, Massage, Movement Integration, Self Stretches, Self-Care|0 Comments

Why I Choose Altra Shoes for Every Adventure

Our feet are the first point of contact with the ground and therefore take hundreds of pounds of impact upon hiking, training, and running. Especially when it comes to hiking higher miles, I choose Altra Shoes. I've owned 5 pairs over the past 3 years and have used every ounce of cushion and toughness each [...]

By | August 1st, 2018|Hiking, Product Review, Resources|0 Comments

GoRuck Tough Challenge Recap

After training for 4 months for the GoRuck Tough Challenge, I successfully completed the 12-hour, 16.5-mile team event. Each event is different based upon the actual real-life experiences of the cadre who spent time in the US Special Forces. Our Cadre designed mock missions for our 10-person group to complete at the specific time and [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Adventures, Exercise, Hiking, Rucking, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Injury-Prevention for Long Distant Hikers: ALDHA-West Cascade Ruck Recap

This was my first time attending an ALDHA-West event and I was thrilled to share info on preventing overuse injuries using self-massage. I was able to highlight techniques used in my book Self-Massage for the Outdoors created as a practical guide to help those on the trail recover without tools such as foam rollers. Specific emphasis [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Hiking, Injury Prevention, Rucking, Self-Care, Self-Massage|0 Comments

Training for a GoRuck Tough Challenge

A client turned me on to the GoRuck Challenge at the beginning of 2018 and the moment I heard him describe it, I knew that I wanted to train and experience it for myself. The GoRuck Tough Challenge is a 10-12 hour test of endurance, teamwork, mental/emotional/physical stamina, and pure old fashion toughness. After hearing [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Exercise, Personal Training, Rucking|0 Comments

Shin Splints- How to prevent and manage MTSS

Shin splints, technically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, describes pain upon the inside of the shin bone where the fascia pulls away from the bone during excessive exercise. Shin splints are common among athletes and soldiers, especially runners who are training for an event too quickly without adequate recovery. Shin splints are responsible for [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Exercise, Injury Prevention, Massage Therapy, Self-Care|0 Comments

Hiking Program

How does one prepare for hiking? Specifically, long-distance hiking? Will more hours in the gym, yoga class, or daily walks train you enough for the unique demands hiking for long distances places on your body? Unless your day-to-day routine includes 2-4 hours of walking with a pack on most of us will need to dedicate [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Hiking, Injury Prevention|0 Comments

Movement of the Month- January 2018

Movement of the Month | January 2018 3 Ways to Train Your Core for Better Mobility Step 1 How does training your core help your mobility? In order to allow your joints and myofascia to release gaining more mobility, there must be stability present. Our center of mass, or core, is where we need to train [...]