Do you have knee pain when running? Running continues to be the sport of choice for many because of its beneficial health effects, convenience, and economic nature. In 2016, an estimated 64 million Americans went jogging or running. However, running correlates with a high rate of injury, even with all the benefits. Researchers have found that the
Articles about the extra shoelace hole appeared all over social media a few weeks ago. These articles contend that the extra hole provides greater ankle stability–particularly when running. While I understand the thought process, I would never encourage anyone to lace their shoes that high because it would affect the rest of the body’s alignment
Sitting for hours with proper posture is challenging! It can be hard to find a good sitting posture because of the ergonomics of the chair/sofa/work station that we’re sitting at. It can also be difficult if we have forgotten how to access certain places in our body that support good posture throughout the day. That
New clients often ask me to analyze their posture or teach them ‘proper posture’. This is actually a complicated question because we are not 2D characters on a poster, we move 3 dimensionally. You can correct or hold your body in a certain posture but then the second you take a step, that will change.
In this 21st century, we all spend too much time hunched over a screen or a steering wheel. If you look at yourself in the mirror, do you notice that your shoulders are pulled forward or rolled in? Maybe you suffer from chronic neck tension or are fully aware of your head constantly pitching forward.
We have another great Ki Hara calf and hamstring stretch this week–this one simultaneously stretches your foot, calf and hamstring (back of the thigh). Another Ki Hara threefer! Ki Hara is a unique stretching modality because it stretches muscles as they’re being activated–this leads to the actual muscle elongating like taffy, creating lasting change. This
Most of us spend long periods of time in more or less the same position for our jobs–this could be sitting behind a computer, standing behind a counter or hunched over a table. As a result, our backs get tight and stiff making it difficult for us to really change our posture. This exercise is
Many of us suffer from severe pain in the soles of our feet, otherwise known as plantar fasciitis. Until recently, experts thought inflammation in the connective tissue, or fascia, of the feet caused this pain. However, more research is coming out that this painful condition is a result of tight muscles in the calves and
If you look at your shoulders in the mirror, do they appear to be rolled in? Check out the side view–rounded upper back? Do you have neck pain? Do you work in front of a screen? If so, this week’s video will help strengthen your upper back to pull your shoulder blades back where they
Tight hips? You could be weak in the abductors–the leg muscles that lift our legs out to the side and that help with balance. It’s a movement we don’t do often, but those muscles help to stabilize our pelvis when walking and running. When weak, they can be a culprit for low back pain as