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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2018 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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2018 August Newsletter | 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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2018 July Newsletter | 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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2018 June Newsletter | Sun Safety

  • May 31, 2018

June: Sun AwarenessWhat 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 exposure slowly to avoid […]

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2018 May Newsletter | 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 much does your […]

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2018 March Newsletter | March Is Sleep Awareness Month

  • March 1, 2018

The National Sleep Foundation promotes the importance of good sleep and awareness about sleep deprivation and disorders affecting quality sleep.  If you’ve been around our office you will know that we highly value sleep. Not only does it help the body physically heal and recover, it is also an important tool in mental and emotional health.  There […]

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Are you UNDERresting? ** Ways to get Better Sleep**

We always talk about training, but I feel like the opposite end of the training spectrum is usually being neglected.What is it?  Sleep!  Your gains from training only set in after a night (or two) of good sleep!First, let’s talk about some science behind sleep.Ya… that’s not good…That afternoon drowsiness is real!Sleep is quite an “active” process […]

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