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Muscle Imbalances 101

What are muscle imbalances? Have you ever experienced that certain muscles are more sore following a workout compared to others? Have you noticed chronic muscle tension after sitting in one place for too long? Do you feel the effects of training too specifically in one sport for example, especially after you change activities or [...]

Hip Flexor Pain | Movement Impairment Syndrome

As I dive deeper into learning the nuances of the human body and movement, I have been intrigued by certain patterns that emerge. I see similar symptoms when working with all kinds of athletes who range in body type, sport, and daily living. Although the choice of recreation and career varies, we all share a [...]

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

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, Massage Therapy, Self-Care|0 Comments

Achilles Tendinopathy- What is it and how can we prevent it?

Achilles Tendinopathy describes an acute strain or rupture of the strongest and longest tendon in the human body, the Achilles Tendon. The Achilles tendon, also named the Calcaneal tendon, handles loads of up to 12.5 times bodyweight and is formed from the joining of two muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus. Both of these muscles act [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|Exercise, Injury Prevention, Massage Therapy, Self-Care|Comments Off on Achilles Tendinopathy- What is it and how can we prevent it?