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hips, knees, Mobility, pain, SpineFit, squats -

"Should there be pain while I’m rehabbing my hip?” Answer: NO, pain makes us move in avoidance patterns. While performing your rehabilitation exercises, we want you to find a line between pain and the exercise. If that pain compromises the work we are doing, we need to change the prescribed workout or alter the movement slightly. When we are finding the correct rehab exercises, it is imperative we find the hardest exercise that you perform well.

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feet, hips, knees, Mobility, pain, SpineFit, squats -

Since I talked briefly about the dangers of flat feet in the last post, I thought I would follow up with a foot question.A patient asked me recently why a misaligned bone in her foot could be causing her low back pain.This is a problem commonly missed with low back pain patients. As we walk, the bones in our feet are designed to move as we shift our weight from our heel (when we land on our from foot) to the balls of our feet (when we push off our feet). When a bone in the foot has moved out...

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elbow, Mobility, modesto chiropractor, modesto shoulder doctor, overhead, shoulder -

"Why can I not get my shoulder locked out to overhead squat correctly?”This patient is a great example of a huge population in the Crossfit, Olympic weightlifting, tennis, volleyball, football and basketball community. Its very common that shoulder problems are an off and on complaint due to athletes learning how to cope and adapt to the limitation. While it is good that athletes can adapt, in the long run the athletes compensate by learning dysfunctional movement patterns that cost extra energy, strength, and efficiency. As these dysfunctions fester, injuries are just under the surface and can show up anytime.Shoulder dysfunction...

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hips, knees, Mobility, pain, SpineFit, squats -

"What's the best way to stretch my IT Band?"   I get this question a lot from Crossfit athletes and Olympic weightlifters. Typically the best way to stretch the IT band is by rolling out on a foam roller. If you can find an area that feels gritty or painful, that is usually an area with adhesions. Focus on these areas and you can make a little progress. BUT to make the biggest long term progress we need to find why the IT band is overactive in the first place. This can range from direct causes such as weak external...

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knees, pain, SpineFit, squats -

I recently received a patient that complains of knee pain on the lower part of his knee cap on the front side. He states that he feels pain mostly when performing box jumps and explosive movements. After evaluating his knee and movement patterns we found that he has a knee condition called “Jumper’s Knee”. This is prevalent with explosive athletes (track and field, crossfit, basketball players, volleyball players) because the quadriceps tend to dominate the movement and a chronic tendonitis of the patellar/quadriceps tendon occurs. We helped him out and gave him some exercises but his progress was limited due...

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