Fix Your Posture – Part 1

It’s no secret that many people experience back and neck pain. Though many are looking for an exact cause of their pain or discomfort, it’s often a culmination of events that have allowed dysfunction to build over time in their muscle’s and joints. If you have followed my past post’s you already know that I believe many of…

Getting to the Source of Your Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint in today’s society where many of us spend far too much time sitting in front of the computer, whether it be for work or for pleasure. Many people find themselves experiencing neck pain that seems to come out of nowhere. Statistically, most people cannot recall the exact incident that…

Pain in Your Hip When You Squat? Read This!

Having a practice in a gym, one thing that patients commonly complain of is a “pinching” pain in one or both hips during deep flexion (squatting, leg pressing, lunging, etc.) It has been noted  that more than 80% of active adults and teens with hip pain is caused by a condition known as Femoroacetabular Impingment…

Jump Start Your Weight-Loss with this 30 Minute Exercise Plan

It’s that time of the year again. The holidays have ended and most of us are beginning to swear off the cookies and sweats wondering how we managed to gain so much weight in such a short  period of time! The lack of exercise, stress, and increase in empty calories has many of us feeling fat,…

Improve Your Skiing This Winter With These 6 Drills

Now that the snow is about to start falling many of us will be hitting the slopes. If this is your only sport and you have not done much physical activity since last year you will likely find that your feet and lower legs are pretty sore the first few times out! Skiing is a very…

Enjoy Your Holiday Favorites Without Wrecking Your Diet

The Holidays can be a difficult time for anyone who struggles with diet and their own fitness goals. While it is important to enjoy some “R & R” you also don’t want to destroy all your hours of hard work in the gym! Quite the contrary, the influx of calories can actually lead to some…

Conservative Management of “Runner’s Knee”

A chronically painful knee can be not only painful for the athlete but can also be very difficult to diagnose. This is because often times the pain can be vague and seem to “come and go.” After ruling out any more serious complications, I find one common cause of knee pain is known as “runners knee” otherwise known…

Shoulder Impingment Fix for Over-Head Athletes

Having a practice in a gym, I see many athletes from traditional sports such as football and baseball players, and also Cross-Fit, Bodybuilding, and Powerlifting athletes. One common denominator in many of these athletes is shoulder problems; particularly when striving for that lock out above head (which is a big part of Cross-Fit and Olympic…

My Top 3 Exercises for Neck Pain

One of the more common issues I have seen lately is postural neck pain. This usually results from too much sitting or desk work coupled with already sub par posture. This can lead to tension headaches, tendonitis, impingement and muscle imbalances. Treating this condition requires a custom approach.  Initially spinal manipulation along with passive stretching…

Simple Diet Strategies to Help You “Deflame”

Many of you, athletes or not, have heard the term “eating clean.” What does this mean? Well, depending on the individual it could mean anything from following a strict diet to using low-fat mayo instead or original. Either way its a good start to making better strides to your health. In today’s society much of…