Posts Tagged ‘posture’

Opinion: Why Physical Therapy Doesn’t Work

Having been a physical therapist since 2005, I have seen plenty of sub-optimal rehab strategies and less-than-stellar patient care. There are definitely excellent clinicians in the field and most have good intentions, but there are just as many average or worse therapists out there as well. Furthermore, the insurance model is restrictive and has very…

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Can You Predict the Future of Your Health?

A few weeks ago, I discussed the role that physical therapy has in maintaining optimal health and slowing down the effects of aging. Today, I want to expand on that. As some would say: in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Our futures are never truly set in…

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How Physical Therapy Predicts Your Future

In my opinion, Physical Therapy as a profession has done a very poor job of explaining all that we can do. Unfortunately, most folks think of us only after they’ve gotten hurt and have seen a doctor for specific musculoskeletal issues like an ankle sprain, rotator cuff tear, or spine surgery. For these folks physical…

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How to Stop "Text Neck" From Killing You

Are you looking down at your phone right now to read this article? “Text neck” is no longer an isolated phenomenon. It is a real problem that is not only killing your manners and your mood; it’s also killing your neck. A recent NYTimes article focused a good deal on the social implications of text…

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Getting Creative with Loaded Carries: Part II

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about loaded carries and five ways to do this awesome exercise in the gym. Each of them are a little different from one another, but from a broad perspective, they all do wonders for core strength, shoulder health, and in some cases, metabolic conditioning too. Getting Creative…

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What it Really Means to Use Your Abs

Let’s face it. If you’ve been in the gym for any period of time, you’ve probably heard the following buzzwords and phrases more than once from your coach, trainer, or workout buddies: “use your abs,” “brace your core,” “don’t let your ribs flare out,” and “core strength” or “core stability.” I’ll also be the first…

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Simple and Sweet: 3 Different Ways to Utilize Isometrics

There is more to resistance training then just lifting things up, and putting them down. When the weights get heavy and the lifts get technical, strength training is no longer a rhythmic and monotonous task. It becomes an art form: its execution open to interpretation and analysis, its improvement hard-fought and glorious. This perspective holds…

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Know why muscles get “tight” & what core training really is?

Do you wish you actually understood why muscles get “tight,” as well as what core training is and, more importantly, is not? Have you heard of Dean Somerset? Because according to Eric Cressey, Tony Gentilcore, Joe DeFranco, and, well…the rest of the training world, the man knows what he is talking about when it comes to…

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