It's true! Movement dysfunction can come from adhesions in your abdomen. I touched on this briefly when I introduced THRIVE, but I want to dive deeper into the idea of digestion today and how adhesions in your abdomen could be limiting some parts of your performance/injury recovery. As far as digestion, I am talking about the food that … Continue reading How Digestion Affects Your Movement
I'd like to discuss a topic that I've been compiling info on for a few years now. Let's call it a brief overview, since years of info could takes years of posts to share:) In the last few years I have become extremely passionate about getting my patients and athletes to understand how important their … Continue reading Thrive with Your Mobility (don’t just survive)
The name Invincible comes from the feeling an athlete has at the start of either their game, competition or workout. So the way they want to feel at the start of their task is Invincible, like they can do whatever they need to do, no matter what obstacles they encounter, and they can do it to their … Continue reading Global Recovery
I am not a contractor. But I know that in order to build a house, or for anything in this world to function properly, the foundation needs to be GOOD. PERFECT. If something is meant to move and conform to different surfaces, such as our foot/ankle when we walk/run, then that is was good means. … Continue reading Good Foundation = Good Movement
Since October is breast cancer awareness month, the challenge will be to give your chest some TLC (tender love & care) on a daily basis. Whenever you can, let's shoot for 2min of work on each side. And if your chest starts to feel bruised, just do a general chest stretch for 2min each side … Continue reading October Challenge – Chest TLC
This is going to be complimentary info to a friend's post on the importance of being able to touch your toes (read here). In mobility class we frequently go over ways to increase a persons' ability to touch their toes, which in turn improves your overall athletic ability in movements such as the deadlift and squat. … Continue reading Improve Your Toe Touch. Improve Your Performance.
Do you find yourself thinking/saying any of the following? What do you mean when you say "keep your midline stable" How the heck do I keep my midline tight and breathe....in addition to kicking butt in my workout When I try to activate my midline, I feel like I just bear down (like going to … Continue reading Breathe & Stay Tight at the Same Time?!?
The lacrosse ball has been a great alternative to the foam roller to really get into those hard to reach places. But there's still places that are hard to get into.....and that's where the magic alpha ball from Yoga Tune Up comes in! It's larger in size and has a grippy exterior (sometimes describes like … Continue reading The Magic Alpha Ball
These 2 videos contain ideas for ways to mobilize at work, either at a standing desk or traditional sitting desk. I assumed that with the standing desk you will have a tall chair or stool nearby to use. If not there's a few ideas for you, and you can always take a break and find … Continue reading Mobility Ideas for Work
Muscle in the Spotlight: Diaphragm Location: The diaphragm lines the bottom of the ribcage/thoracic cavity, separating it from the abdominal cavity. It has attachments to the lower 6 ribs, xiphoid process (end of sternum) and the upper 3 lumbar vertebrae. It also has connections to the psoas muscle and the quadratus lumborum. Function: This thin … Continue reading Muscle Spotlight: Diaphragm