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

Nurture vs. Nature in Sports Performance

Have you ever wondered if your favorite athlete is elite due to their genetic make-up, or due to the discipline of his/her work ethic and their training method? The “nature versus nature” debate is explored in our most recent book club read, ‘The Sports Gene’, by David Epstein. This book brought up fascinating concepts and… Continue reading Nurture vs. Nature in Sports Performance

Workplace Ergonomics Explained

How much of your day is spent seated? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of all civilian jobs in 2016, 39.0% of the workday is spent sitting. Imagine the percentage in 2020, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sitting itself isn’t bad for you, but the repetitive stress of prolonged seated work can… Continue reading Workplace Ergonomics Explained

Pain and Movement with Greg Lehman

Pain can get in the way of life. It can prevent you from being active, keep you out of work, and at times even prevent you from being social. Not only is pain a downer, but it is extremely complex which can make it challenging to navigate at times. But with what we currently know… Continue reading Pain and Movement with Greg Lehman

3 Ways To Improve Your Thoracic Spine Rotation

The thoracic spine is a buzzword within the physical therapy world, and for good reason. We believe the thoracic spine is one of the cornerstones of the body when it comes to movement and performance. Unfortunately, due to a lack of transverse plane (rotational) movement and the fact that our days revolve around sitting, this… Continue reading 3 Ways To Improve Your Thoracic Spine Rotation

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