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Post-workout recovery and stress reduction techniques

With the pace of life growing rapidly as well as the amount of cumulative stress taking its toll on our health, emphasizing easy-to-use postures, exercises, and recovery techniques throughout the day and week can help our nervous system down-regulate and avoid staying in a chronic fight-or-flight state.   Try these simple techniques to enhance your [...]

By | September 12th, 2019|Injury Prevention, Self-Care, Stretching|0 Comments

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

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)

Tension and Trauma Releasing 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 [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Exercise, Massage, Movement Integration, Self-Care, Stretching|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

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 [...]

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?

Health Benefits of Walking

As I have progressed through my 20's into my 30's, I have found walking to be my favorite activity. Walking in the woods is even better with extended time in the backcountry my favorite activity. I used to consider myself a runner often logging 20+ miles per week, but a sudden knee injury took me [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Exercise, Hiking, Injury Prevention, Movement Integration, Personal Training, Self-Care|Comments Off on Health Benefits of Walking

Essential Stability Exercises for Strength & Performance

With so much emphasis placed on mobility and flexibility, one can lose sight of the overall need to be able to activate and stabilize our structure under load with proper activation and alignment. Stability is key to preventing injury and performing well under physical stress. Our goal with training is an adaptation so we can [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Exercise, Movement Integration, Personal Training, Self-Care|0 Comments

3 Steps to Unlock & Activate Your Glutes

3 Steps to Unlock & Activate Your Glutes Movement of the Month | November 2017 Everyone needs regular attention to unlock & activate your glutes. Why? We sit too much and don't activate enough. With too much time sitting, our glutes get stuck together, shortened in a tight position, then inhibited. When tissue gets sticky it's [...]