3 Secrets To Improving Running Efficiency and Decrease Injury Risk

3 Secrets To Improving Running Efficiency and Decrease Injury Risk

It’s the start of a new year and if you’re like most, you’ve made a resolution to be healthier.  Running is a popular choice for people who want to lose weight, join a community, and achieve their fitness goals.  With all the benefits running can provide, there’s often a misconception that anyone can do it.  Sure, you may be able to run but are you running efficiently so that you minimizes the risk for injury?  Running injuries can be frustrating but avoidable if you understand the biomechanics and the areas to focus on. Here are a few tips that can improve your performance to set that new PR.

Read More

Are Text and Desk Neck Ruining Your Posture?

Are Text and Desk Neck Ruining Your Posture?

Phones and computers have become almost essential for day to day life. They offer many different functions to make our lives just that extra little bit easier. The only challenge with them is how we use them. If we look at how much we actually use computers or electronic devices it can be really astounding.

Most people have to use a computer for work where some use is almost exclusively as well as their phones regardless if it is for work or personal reasons. It is safe to say that between phone and computer usage the average person spends 30-50 hours in front of a screen during the work week. That comes out to 25%-42% of all hours from Monday to Friday. That doesn’t include any time we spend on these devices on the weekend. Much like with a mattress or a car, if we are spending that large duration in one place or doing one thing we definitely want it to be comfortable.

Read More

Why Does My Shoulder Click And Hurt All The Time?

Why Does My Shoulder Click And Hurt All The Time?

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in our body and because of that, shoulder injuries are relatively common.  The most common shoulder injury involves a group of 4 small muscles in the shoulder called the rotator cuff muscles.  The function of these muscles is to stabilize the shoulder into the socket.  The muscle that is primarily involved is called the supraspinatus and its tendon can be inflamed, partially torn, or completely torn due to poor posture, repetitive movement, or trauma.  When you’ve sustained a shoulder injury, you may find it difficult to lift the arm above shoulder height because of pain, weakness, or both.

Read More

Is Your "WHY" Enough Motivation To Get You Through To Your Goal?

Is Your "WHY" Enough Motivation To Get You Through To Your Goal?

"Why are we doing this coach?" Fetty asked me as he groaned while doubled over. He was on the last on a series of ten banded 50 yard pulls.

I asked him, "You tell me?"

What's the point of it all?

Why are we doing what we're doing?

These questions form the foundation or the backbone of any athlete’s or coach’s program. Much attention is given to program structure, sets, reps, cycles etc. Instagram and Facebook are littered with "how to videos" but very little on the "why's."

Read More

Is Your Golf Swing Giving You Back Pain?

Is Your Golf Swing Giving You Back Pain?

Everyone has a sport or activity that is enjoyable or helps to relieve stress. A large number of our clients use golf as that activity.

It can become a huge strain if you are unable to do your activity of choice because of an injury or pain. In some instances the activity or sport is what is causing the problem. Some might say to stop running, playing golf, or playing basketball because it is causing your pain. Instead our goal is to look to see what we can do to make changes so you can continue to play.

When it comes to golf there are many mechanics at play which can contribute to your injury. The most common injury we see is low back pain or upper and middle back pain. Not having a proper golf swing can lead to these injuries.  

Read More