Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

We recently hosted Clinical Course A of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) at Perfect Stride. In this blog we break down the key takeaways from this methodology and why coordinating specific muscle contractions (especially core stabilization and utilization of our diaphragms) can improve your movement patterns. We can also use these exercise principles to enhance athletic… Continue reading Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Benefits of Mindfulness Physical Therapy

Everywhere that we look, it seems that there is a new solution to managing pain, helping to curb anxiety and depression, fall asleep faster, and just overall improve quality of life. These can range from supplements, experimental treatments, doctor visits, and even more. If you are someone who has been searching for these solutions, you… Continue reading Benefits of Mindfulness Physical Therapy

LUMBAR MICRODISCECTOMY CASE STUDY

Introduction The leading cause of disability in the world, lower back pain, is a frequently seen condition in physical therapy. Many individuals opt to undergo a lumbar microdiscectomy, the most commonly performed spinal procedure with over 300,000 performed each year in the United States alone. Low back pain alone affects over 80% of adults at… Continue reading LUMBAR MICRODISCECTOMY CASE STUDY

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR NEXT PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES

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In the endless sea of running shoes out there, how do you know what shoe is best for your feet? Here are some general guidelines to consider when picking out your next pair. Also, remember that if you are changing your shoes, make sure that you allow for a slow transition from one pair to the… Continue reading 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR NEXT PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES

THE MCKENZIE METHOD

Although there is no simple cure for lower back pain, there are many treatment philosophies out there that claim to be. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), lower back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence in the majority part of the world. If the cure for lower back pain… Continue reading THE MCKENZIE METHOD

What is Cadence Training?

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Cadence Training Are you a runner looking to improve your stride efficiency and form? Cadence training is an evidence-backed method to address turnover rate and possibly reduce injury risk. What is it? Cadence refers to the number of steps per minute (SPM) taken. There are several biomechanical factors associated with increasing turnover frequency, many of… Continue reading What is Cadence Training?

Is running shoe choice simpler than we think?

Is running shoe choice simpler than we think? Have you ever wondered which running shoe is best for you? Common recommendations vary from controlling pronation, specific heel-toe ratios, or cushioning (minimal to maximal). New evidence suggests a shift away from traditional advice regarding arch support and proper cushioning towards an individual’s “preferred movement path.” While… Continue reading Is running shoe choice simpler than we think?

Meniscus Surgery Rehabilitation: What does it look like?

Meniscus Surgery Rehabilitation: What does it look like? What is the meniscus? The meniscus acts to reduce stress on the knee joint by increasing the contact area between the femur and tibia. The menisci act as a “buffer against axial, rotational and shearing forces about the knee during motion”. The meniscus is a cushioning structure… Continue reading Meniscus Surgery Rehabilitation: What does it look like?

What is Pain?

So what is pain? Why do we have to experience it?  Pain is a very real experience, produced by the brain, that is one way for our body to communicate with us. Pain has many contributing factors, different from what one used to believe. We used to follow a more specific model for pain, which… Continue reading What is Pain?

5 Ways To Improve Your Squat

The squat is one of the fundamental movement patterns, yet the amount of people who can actually sit in a deep squat comfortably is alarmingly low. Chances are, you fall into this category, otherwise why else would you be reading an article about improving your squat? Before we dive into the how of improving your… Continue reading 5 Ways To Improve Your Squat

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