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3 common tight muscles

May 11, 2018

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After writing up this post on massage techniques I had a few people ask, “How do I know if a muscle is tight or long?” While there are norms for neutral body alignment, taking out your goniometer or protractor to measure every angle of every joint is a royal pain in the ass. However, knowing […]

Best exercises for the subscapularis

April 27, 2018

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Compared to some of the other information on this site, this is going to be a nerdy post. For anyone reading this who has shoulder pain there are definitely some important pieces of information. However, there is a lot of anatomy talk in this that I realize not everyone is familiar with (or wants to […]

Shoulders, hips, knees and lower back testimonials from the past month

April 23, 2018

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About once a month I update my testimonials page. There is a lot of debate in the fitness world, but it’s hard to argue with results. The more results, the better! There is no better way for people to assess whether someone knows what they’re talking about then to hear it from others. Here are some from the […]

Example of impaired movement causing shoulder pain

April 20, 2018

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Here’s a video illustrating how impaired movement can cause someone pain. In this particular video it’s shoulder pain. Pay careful attention to the right scapula (shoulder blade). The impairment is progressive so be patient and watch the whole thing. Also, It helps to look back and forth between the right and the left to see […]

Another great exercise for the subscapularis

March 30, 2018

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My post Best exercises for the subscapularis is still one of the most popular articles I’ve written. Read it first, otherwise this post won’t make as much sense. Matt left a comment on that post: “I know this was posted a while back, however I am wondering if this could also be done laying on your back, […]

Flexibility- when more is less

March 26, 2018

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When it comes to dealing with chronic issues flexibility is almost reflexively gone to as a solution. Knee pain, shoulder ailment, annoying hip, aching foot, irritated back. “Stretch!” But we never think this when it comes to acute issues…. Let’s work our way up the body with some of the most common acute injuries.   […]

Should pitchers deadlift?

August 7, 2017

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When assessing the stability and laxity of the shoulder, there is something called a sulcus sign. It is a noticeable divot between the top and bottom of the shoulder. Between the AC joint and the humeral head. Another lighter example: – And here is a more extreme: – It’s important to recognize the ease with which […]

Shoulder and neck pain in moms- from infants to toddlers

June 14, 2017

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Ah, the miracle of birth. Initially it’s all like, “Oh my god. My baby is amazing.” It’s not long until you realize, And then two to three weeks in you’ve learned you had it all wrong. We know the staples: sleep deprivation trouble getting nursing started poop on the walls We’re told much of this […]