How to Properly Improve Foot Pain

If you’ve had plantar fasciitis, foot pain, or leg pain in general, and you’ve relied solely on orthotics, stretching, or other passive modalities for relief, but not necessarily gotten where you want to go…then this post might be just for you. This article addresses a case study where a sports physical therapist properly applies the right amount of stress and load to an active individual with plantar fasciitis so that she can compete in an IronMan.

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Why I Hit My 7 Iron 200 Yards and Lost My Back Pain

Golf is a complex game and hard work and persistence is required to improve. But this detail and potential simplification of the golf swing has helped Eric 100% erase his back pain and had significant distance (without over swinging). Here’s how he found out about it, how he improved it, and why it was like Christmas in May at the Motus Rx Swing Studio!

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How Bad is My Back Pain, Really?

This post features a video from our leading physical therapist in Appleton Wisconsin that will help you self-assess really where you’re at with whatever back pain you’re experiencing and hopefully provide you either with confidence or more certainty that it’s time to make a decision regarding your low back pain. This physical therapy assessment is not meant to replace a formal diagnosis or medical evaluation, but does help shed some light on how our sports physical therapists can help provide you top of the line spine physical therapy.

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One Simple Tweak at Set Up to Relieve Pain, Add Distance

The one simple change you can make with your golf posture/set up position to relieve knee, hip, and back pain as well as potentially add some distance.  

Of course we want you to make the necessary physical changes to improve these things, BUT those do take time.  This simple change is helpful starting now!

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A Golf Expo Pain Report

We just completed our weekend talking to, educating, and "stealing" data from many of the Fox Valley's amateur golfers.  We were looking for interesting information we could use on pain, and I think it's safe to say we got some interesting answers.  

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Squat Goals: ankles, hips, and UPPER BACK?

Many people appropriately have discussed and stressed ankle, hip, glute, and knee health for squatting, but the UPPER BACK is a key component to a healthy squat as well, especially if you're looking to load it up bigtime.  This blog post finalizes our 3 part series on reducing "pinchy" hips with squatting and optimizing your body for good, healthy squatting.  

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The Big Reason You're Getting Elbow Pain With Golf

Elbow pain with golf is common.  So common that there is something actually called "golfer's elbow."  However, with further investigation and understanding swing dynamics, we will start to realize that many painful elbow situations with golf are really coming from something else in the swing.  Read on to find out what that something else is AND how it can help you add distance while you get out of pain.

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Why Your Low Back is Hurting by the Back Nine

This article discusses one of the primary reasons that you may have low back pain during and after golf.  This limits individuals from staying on the course as long as they'd like or have less enjoyment when meeting their buddies at the 19th hole.  This article discusses the concept of the "tightness sandwich".  This is a simple way to view how your body is designed to operate and why golf may be the straw that stirres the pain drink for your back.  

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One of the Most Effective Exercises to Use for Low Back Pain

This exercise is one of the best exercises for low back pain that we seem to prescribe for individuals all the time.  Hip extension becomes incredibly important in the functioning of the low back, even if we don't naturally have a lot of it.  Let us know what you think when you try it!

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Path to Pain-Free: Dry Needling 101

In the latest "Path to Pain-Free" series, we share a Vlog on dry needling.  Dry needling is an incredibly effective strategy for the right individual with muscle, joint, or nerve pain who is sick and tired of pain medication or even fearful that surgery is the last option.  This gives a brief intro into why dry needling works, when it's indicated, and includes a demo.  

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