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Medical exercise professionals are a growing group of exercise practitioners who bridge the gap between healthcare and fitness. Overall, the number of practitioner who provide these services are still only around 2-4% of the health and fitness indu...

Moms-to-be are typically concerned with what to do in regards to exercise. According to one study, 27% of women are afraid of hurting the baby and 62% of those working out think that exercising for more than 30 minutes is unsafe. The American College of Obstetricians a...

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I am posed the question often of “why is my back bothering me during planks? I must have a weak “core.” Individuals may have a weak lumbo-pelvic region. However, it may be the tightness of the psoas causing the discomfort. 

 

Where is the Psoas?

The psoas i...

Meghan Trainor's billboard hit speaks about our culture's obsession with that bass. Call it your booty, dierrier, buttox, cakes, posterior, backside,  or whatever name you have for your glutes; it's one of the strongest and most important muscle groups in the body. In...

September 19, 2014

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, and cancer. According to the American Pain Foundation, low back pain accounts for 27% of symptoms, ahead of migraines and neck pain. Low back pain is experienced by 8 out of 10 individuals, com...

September 5, 2014

This year, there will be over 200,000 people walking around with a new ACL. There is a 10% chance of sustaining a second ACL injuring, while females are twice as likely to reinjure their ACL. Here are three key factors and exercises for those who had ACL reconstructio...

April 9, 2014

According to the CDC, roughly 50 million people (about 1 in 5 Americans) are affected by arthritis. Arthritis is the most common disability in America and spans across all age groups. Here are three keys to help in managing arthritis.

 

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March 26, 2014

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), $50 billion is spent per year by Americans on low back pain. Spinal conditions can range from sciatica (bulging or herniated disc that presses on the sciatic nerve), to spinal stenosis (wearing of the disc leading to...

January 7, 2014

A recent study by Stanford University states that the Iliotibial band (IT band) may not be responsible for the widely known runner’s injury, IT band syndrome. IT band syndrome is generally due to overuse and  can occur anywhere from the knee to the hip. Weak hip muscle...

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February 5, 2015