Blogs about Corrective Exercise

LOW BACK PAIN PREVENTION PROGRAM

    I think it’s safe to say that most people have muscle imbalances. An imbalance is an overactive muscle on one side of a joint and a weak, underactive muscle on the opposite side. Because one side is weak, other muscles have to kick in to help and this creates what is known as muscle compensations.

Listen to your body

​I say that to my clients all the time.  It's a reminder to listen AND reply to your body! Hurt, inflammation,  aches, pains - that's a way of your body relaying what's going on internally. It's not a body in its normal happy environment. 

OMG...TFL?

It may be that you didn’t even know you had one...or where it might be hiding...or how it can cause you to have an ankle sprain. Find out more by downloading the "blog" in .pdf format.  The document has videos embedded in it so to be able to view them make sure you open the document using Adobe. Opening it in your Internet Explorer or Chrome browser won't play the video properly. https://blog.ideafit.com/files/user_upload/2250478.pdf

Oh My Aching Feet/Knees/Back...

 

Optimizing The Use Of Your Foam Roller

OUCH! THAT HURTS!!! Have you ever said that when attempting to use a foam roller?Let’s take a look at how you can experience less pain and greater results from self myofascial release!

Plans for the New Year

I am a person who makes New Year’s Resolutions. Some people may call them goals but – heck – what’s in a word. 

Move Better--Correcting Shoulder Imbalances

 Back in the day when I was growing up, if you wanted good posture you would walk around with a book on your head. I suppose that the longer you walked around without the book falling then the better your posture was getting. Ahhh, life was so simple back then. Science wise I don’t think they were too far off. Certainly practicing good posture can lead to good posture and better posture leads to better movement, less muscular stress and reduced injuries. 

Exercise After Joint Injury: A Three-Step Approach

Exercise after joint injury can depend upon several things.  Here are a few:

Loosen up that upper body and spine!

Core engaged, inhale reach and drop the spineExhale, round the back and reach arm back.  

UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING ANKLE SPRAINS THROUGH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries among physically active people accounting for an estimated 23,000 sprains — daily –that are attributed to athletic activity. (1) Basketball players suffer the highest incidence rate among sports (41.1%) followed by football (9.3%), soccer (7.9%), running (7.2%) and volleyball (4.0%).