Muscle Adhesions: Are They Getting in the Way of Your Athletic Performance?

Krista BugdenIASTM, Mobility & Recovery, Pain ReliefLeave a Comment

“Muscle adhesion.” You may have heard the term in your physical therapist’s or doctor’s office. Or perhaps you came across in it when googling your symptoms. But what are muscle adhesions? A muscle adhesion is scar tissue that has developed in the muscles. It can cause muscle weakness, pain, and a limited range of motion. And it frequently goes undiagnosed. … Read More

How To Get Rid Of Shoulder Impingement

Krista BugdenMobility & Recovery, Pain ReliefLeave a Comment

You were performing your regular overhead shoulder presses. Something didn’t quite feel right. But you pushed through. The pain was there when you finished your workout. Now, your shoulder feels weak. You have shoulder pain when reaching for items on that hard-to-reach top shelf. It hurts to lie on your shoulder. You might even feel aching or pain in your … Read More

Gua Sha vs. Foam Roller – Which is better?

Tracey RoizmanMobility & RecoveryLeave a Comment

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If you are an athlete you have probably experienced firsthand the pain and frustration that comes from being sidelined with an injury. We’ve all been there and know that there’s only so much you can accomplish with rest and Advil before you start looking for something drug-free that will get you back in the game. Two such techniques: gua sha … Read More

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Nicole ClarkMobility & RecoveryLeave a Comment

Ehlers Danlos

We all know someone who is a little bit clumsy, gets injured easily, and although otherwise looks healthy is chronically tired and complains of pain. Are they just complaining for the sake of complaining, or is something truly wrong? A possible explanation is that the person has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, often referred to as EDS. What is EDS? EDS is a … Read More

Is Rotator Cuff Surgery the Answer to My Shoulder Pain?

Nicole ClarkMobility & Recovery3 Comments

Shoulder pain is a very common problem, affecting as many as one in every three people. Many people with shoulder pain have problems with their rotator cuff, which is the common term for the four muscles that support your shoulder joint. Billions of dollars are spent annually in the treatment of shoulder pain in the United States. Your first move … Read More

How a lack of sleep is directly related to obesity

Hin LaiLifestyleLeave a Comment

It always seems easier to look for the latest pill, diet, or training program, but what if the key to you burning fat is something as simple as sleep? There are 3 reasons why getting more sleep will increase fat burn for you. 1. Decreased cortisol levels Cortisol is your body’s fight or flight mechanism. Whenever your senses feel that … Read More

Swedish vs Deep Tissue vs Shiatsu vs Sports Massage: What’s the difference?

Aie PaelanoMobility & Recovery1 Comment

Have you felt stressed out lately because of pressure at the office? Or you recently suffered an injury by accident and you want to reduce pain? Either way, there’s an answer to these problems that often help – a massage! Massage therapy is a manual manipulation of soft tissues in the body such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. It involves rubbing, manipulating … Read More

5 Tips to Keep You Injury Free in the Gym

Shannon ClarkUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Everyone loves getting a good workout in, but if you want to be able to do this for years to come, you need to make sure that you’re preventing any possible injuries. Injuries can strike at any moment and very often, can mean spending two or more weeks away from all physical activities.  If you’re hit hard, frustration will set in … Read More

Steroid Injections for Relieving Shoulder Pain – Everything You Need to Know

Arnie DeltoffMobility & Recovery21 Comments

The shoulder is a complex joint that relies on many muscles, tendons and ligaments to hold it together.  The shoulder can develop a multitude of conditions.  Common ailments that can occur are tendinitis, bursitis, rotator cuff syndrome, frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) and degenerative or inflammatory arthritis.  Inevitably, all of these conditions will develop varying degrees of pain, … Read More

Gua Sha vs. Graston – What is the difference?

Janki KotakIASTM7 Comments

There are a variety of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Techniques in the world of rehabilitation and musculoskeletal care. The two very popular and different techniques are Gua Sha and Graston. The main idea for both these techniques is to heal the body by intentionally producing micro-traumas in specific regions to bring heat to the area. Although both tools are addressing … Read More