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October Newsletter | That’s Scary!

  • October 1, 2018

Over the years at Mobility Plus we have seen many sides of personal healthcare. Fads, myths, and misunderstandings run abound in this arena. Some of them are downright scary!  So, we want to address a few of the most popular ideas that haunt our dreams at night….  1. Inflammation and swelling are bad.  Most people equate swelling and […]

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Shoulder Reach Up: Part 4 – Putting A “Twist” To It

  • September 10, 2018

Wow!  Four weeks went by fast eh?  This is the last installment of the mini shoulder series.  We went over mid back mobility, core activation, and putting the two together.  Today, I am going to show you how to kick it up a notch by combining all three concepts into another dimension (literally). I am referring to […]

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Shoulder Reach Up: Part 3 – Put It Together Now

  • September 3, 2018

Hola!  Hope you are all having a great summer! In this video, we are going to use one of my favorite exercise, the bear hold, to put the shoulder mobility work with the core activation.  I love this exercise because it “hits multiple birds with one stone” and you all know I am all about efficiency when […]

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September | Back to School, Back to You

  • September 1, 2018

September is a time of transition. Summer has faded, fall begins, kids return to school and we all retire our sunglasses 🙁  As a parent it can be hard to find time for yourself, especially during times of transition.Most of the activities you would do to relieve stress take more time than you have, or it […]

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Shoulder Reach Up | Part 2 – Don’t Steal From Your Lower Back

  • August 27, 2018

Hello again,  Last week, we discussed how your mid-back affects your shoulder. Today, we look further down into your core and how it affects your shoulder mobility.   As you will see in the video, most folks who have trouble reaching up would hinge at the low back. This is a classic case of stealing from Peter to […]

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Shoulder Reach Up | Part 1 – Slumped Posture Hurts More Than Your Back

  • August 20, 2018

Most shoulders pain don’t come on suddenly, although most of them seems to start that way.  The problem always starts way before you notice the actual pain.   If you are not experiencing shoulder pain now, but that shoulder just feels stiff, read on.  If you are in pain already, this is a MUST-READ for you!  As we sit […]

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Pain Free Yard Work

  • August 2, 2018

It’s a thing here in the Pacific Northwest, our gardens sit dormant 8 months a year then BAM! It’s a summer marathon of weeding, mowing, and trimming. It’s also a classic time for us to hear “I overdid it gardening…” in the clinic. Back pain in particular can strike anyone after a few hours of […]

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Get Explosive! With Your Workouts

  • June 29, 2018

Celebrating the 4th of July always involves fireworks, explosions, and fun. Your workout can be the same way! Adding in some power and speed exercises is a good way to up your workout in a short period of time (bonus!). What do we mean by explosive exercises? A movement that involves both speed and power […]

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It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s…the SUN!

  • May 31, 2018

June: Sun Awareness What is that thing up in sky? It’s so bright! It’s the sun! It’s back! It can be very exciting to see it again, but remember how long it’s been since you saw that big beautiful orb? A while. Just like training or exercising, you need to spend some time increasing your […]

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May Mechanics

  • May 1, 2018

You may have heard us throw this word around a lot: mechanics. What exactly do we mean? ​ Well, let’s shine some light on this. ​ Mechanics refer to the how of a movement. You can throw a baseball on target, but how do you do it? What angle does your elbow bend to? How […]

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