Core Strengthening Plank Position

core-strength-for-running2Plank position is often used to strengthen core muscles. However this is performed incorrectly by a lot of people by using hip flexors to compensate for weak abdominals. The correct mechancis for doing this exercise are by practicing this position while activating shoulder girdle muscles, glutes and the lower abdominals.

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Low Back Pain Yoga Upward Facing Dog


Protect your low back when doing Yoga upward facing dog pose. These tips can help you if you suffer from low back pain and arching or extension causes you pain while doing yoga. Often hip joint, hip flexor tightness, upper and mid back stiffness can increase the stress on the low back. Resulting in more compression, pinching and pain. The recommendations in this video will help you protect your spine.

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Pulled Hamstring Treatment

pulled-hamstring-treatment2Hamstring injury can result in thickening and adhesions at the site of injury resulting in poor skin glide and mobility. This is a scar tissue mobilization technique using cross friction massage and pump massage to break up adhesions and sticky spots.

This is a very effective technique that can really help restore proper mobility and tissue health of the hamstring muscle.

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Hamstring Strain Mobilization

hamstring-strain-treatment-self-mobilizationHamstring strain or tears can cause thickening and adhesions at the site of injury. Creating “sticky” spots with poor skin glide and mobility. Self mobilization using a lacrosse ball is one way to help break these adhesions and improve mobility of the hamstring. Once the tissue mobility is restored often much easier to stretch and strengthen the muscles.

This technique can be done for 5-10 minutes every other day. Once the tissue mobility improves and you are not as tight or sore can do the technique more frequently.

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