Iliotibial band. Gluteus Medius.

The Knee Stability Audit

Your knee is the trash can of your lower extremity.  It collects all the garbage of poor stability and starts causing pain.  It is painful during or after activity because of improper use.  While poor movement drives inflammation and pain, proper movement is like massage for our joints. Too often, I hear people explain that they […]

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Foot stability exercise

The Foot Stability Audit

In terms of rehabilitation and sports performance, foot stability is a complex issue.  Ideally, different regions of the foot/ankle transition between rigid and supple during walking. Regions of the foot that move too much in a certain direction at the wrong time are “unstable”. Likewise, regions that move too little are “fixated”.  Thus I most […]

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Overcoming Stress Cover

Overcoming Stress: an e-booklet

“Your body’s reaction to stress is like an alarm system going off deep inside your brain, immediately dumping stress hormones into your bloodstream.  These stress hormones cause a whole series of sudden physiological changes in your body, such as increasing your heart rate and blood pressure, shutting down your digestive system, and preparing your body […]

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Start position. The stick, held straight up and down, provides a target with the knee to the outside of the stick.

The Ankle Mobility Audit

Runners need an efficient gait to stay injury free and perform at their best.  A relatively minor imbalance of joint motion is enough to cause a big problem after thousands of footfalls.  On the other hand, the same problem may be completely irrelevant for someone who only plods from the couch to the refrigerator.  That’s why […]

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