We typically do it about 15,000-20,000 times per day – breathe. It’s the most dominant movement pattern for every human being, and it’s quite literally the foundation for movement and performance. A proper breath can be the difference between painful or normal movement, or athletic success and disappointment. The only place where fitness comes before
Have You Recently Sustained a Sprain or Strain? There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do
Here is some information from a Knee Pain Workshop that I hosted last month. For those of you dealing with knee pain, this may help shed some light on what your diagnosis may be. The 3 Most Common Diagnoses of Knee Pain 1. Osteoarthritis – OA refers to the joint surface of the knee and what happens when
Learn the common causes of low back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. The link between all three areas of the body is revealed in this summary of how the spine moves.
If you’re a runner, have ever been fitted for athletic shoes, or have ever had any pain from your low back down to your feet, chances are that, in your personal investigation or in conversations with health care professionals, you have come across orthotics. There are tons of different choices for orthotics out there to
For the physically active, the COVID-19 quarantine has thrown a substantial roadblock to training, achieving goals, and staying active and moving. Many of us have had our activity levels plummet, seeing an overall increase in inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. As gyms and workout facilities begin to reopen, many of us are eager to return and
As a sports medicine professional, a mom, and an active adult who had her workout routine ruined by the shut down, I am anxious to see what the landscape of sports, fitness, and injuries look like in the coming months. New Jersey has entered Phase 2 of the reopening plan, including the start of non-contact sports participation on June 22. Fitness centers/Gyms
Running mechanics can be broken down into infinitesimal levels and require athletes to generate a deep connection with their bodies in order to make changes. These changes often only occur as a result of months of training and re-evaluation, but they can bring great benefit. Luckily, there are some simple changes you can make that