Posts in Performance
Eat Well, Move Better

Having completed the Precision Nutrition Coaching certification we hope you enjoy the first of many blogs emphasizing how what we eat is just as important to how we move.  

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Pillow Talk

Were you like us and always wondered where pillows got their start and if they were really ever proven to "alleviate pain" and "restore posture"?  Come join us as we dive into the history of pillows and some recent research to see if they hold up to the claims we commonly see advertised.

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Are You Actually Stretching Your Hamstrings?

Joe Gambino, PT, DPT, CSCS discusses how typical hamstring stretches may not target what we intend it to. 

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Sticking it to Pain: How to Use Kinesiology Taping

In this blog, Joe LaVacca discusses his views on Kinesiology Taping through his experiences as a teacher and in the clinic over the past few years.  He discusses why he uses tape, what he believes the tape actually does, and how it can be useful in the rehabilitation of patients, as long as we have realistic expectations on its benefits.  

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Connecting the Dots: Understanding Tensegrity & Mechanotransduction

How does tissue heal?  How does everything connect to everything?  Does it matter for healthcare professionals and patients alike to have a better understanding of these principles?  In our next blog with pose these questions and more as we discuss tensegrity and how it relates to human biology.

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The Derek Rose Dilemma: Is He Injury Prone, or is His Rehab Lacking?

Joe LaVacca and Joshua Jordon collaborate on our next blog and offer their thoughts and expert opinion on the latest Derek Rose injury, his rehab progression and what causes athletes to be re-injured.  

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Functional Range Release: Course Review

The Functional Anatomy Seminars consist of 3 systems covering all aspects of musculoskeletal care and optimization.In addition to being both the creator and head instructor of Functional Anatomic Palpation Systems (F.A.P.™), Functional Range Release (F.R.®) Techniques, and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)™, Dr. Andreo Spina has also authored chapters in various sports medicine textbooks, is a published researcher, and internationally renowned speaker on the topics of manual therapy, soft tissue assessment and treatment, mobility/flexibility training, and physical conditioning.  We had the opportunity to take FRR of the Upper Limb this Winter and enjoyed it thoroughly.    

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Returning Patients to Overhead Lifting

Here we discuss and demonstrate an example of exercises designed to return patients to overhead lifting while ensuring proper thoracic and scapular kinematics and recruitment patterns.

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Do my Shoes Matter? Footwear vs. Injury Prevention for Runners

Runner's always ask about what shoes they should wear and how it relates to their deficits and injury risk.  Here we take a look at some of the most recent evidence and suggestions regarding shoe wear and type.  

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Fitness vs Rehab: Prescribing a Patient's Home Exercise Program

Joseph LaVacca provides a commentary on exercise prescription/progression including the potential pitfalls and shortcomings we as healthcare practitioners can fall into based on his past experiences.  

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