Posts tagged Physical Therapy
How To Improve Your Front Rack Position

The Front Rack position is essential for many movements in CrossFit and with weightlifting and yet many people under appreciate the importance of the shoulder complex for this position. If you’ve been having difficulty getting into this position or have shoulder pain with CrossFit or shoulder pain with overhead pressing and lifting, then this post may shed some light on why, and what you can start to do about it today.

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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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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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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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One of the Best Exercises for Golf You've Probably Never Tried

This post displays and describes one of the best golf exercises you can perform for spinal rotation specific to your golf swing.  This exercise will help improve distance on your drives, reduce lower back pain potential, and keep your swing path more appropriate for your goals.  

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A Physiotherapist Walks Into a Golf Club Fitting...

A personal story about how the body swing connection come together all in my own experience of improving my golf game.  You'll see real life examples of how physical limitations (even when known) can affect your swing quality, resultant ball flight, and leave you frustrated.  

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Why My Squat Is A Mess (Part 1)

One of the best ways we can show you how to improve your squat is to show you how big of a mess Eric's is.  Start at the ankles and work your way up.  If you can improve or ensure your ankle mobility is optimal then your mechanics up the chain will be so much better.  A simple, not perfect, self assessment like this one can really help you squat better with less pain.  

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What I Learned From Spending 10 Hours in a CrossFit Box

2 weeks ago we had the pleasure of working with athletes at a local CrossFit competition for 10 straight hours.  It hammered home some thoughts we've had for a while now...just more objectively and acutely.  This post will tell you what those thoughts are and why they were confirmed.  

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How to Gain 5-10 Yards in 5-10 Minutes (Part 1)

Want to hit the golf ball farther?  Want to learn a good warm up routine that actually helps?  In the 1st post of this series on gaining distance to your game, we talk about a unique way to enhance your golf game that doesn't include any gimmicky products or putting yourself in any crazy positions...but it still might be different or unique to what you're used to...in a good way!

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