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Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 | 0 comments

Why Should I Test My Functional Movement?

Functional Movement is the ability to move the body with proper muscle and joint function for effortless, pain-free movement.  It is important to keep an eye on your functional movement as you age, or as you settle into habits that may be detrimental to your functional movement.

People need some gauges to see how their body is performing. One of the first signs of fitness is how well you can get into functional movement positions. It is not just about how much you can lift, you need to be able to move and be able to move in different movement patterns.

In this series, we would like to show you three different screenings you can do at home to see how you measure up, and then show you how to correct it if necessary.

Stay tuned to our series to find out three screening movements to test your functional movement, as well as moves to incorporate to make any necessary corrections to your form. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

 

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 | 0 comments

All About Shoulder Blades and Shoulder Joints

Your shoulder blades and shoulder joints are designed to have an extreme amount of mobility. As your arm is elevated, your shoulder blades ideally move with it, so you do not get pinched or have pain. A lot of people get pinching sensations or pain when they start raising their arm because the shoulder blade is either in a poor position or not moving like it is supposed to. This can be remedied with various exercises that are designed to loosen the area of the joint and the blade so you can work those muscles.

Keep in mind, these issues typically come from overuse of the area (think athletes, like pitchers), injuries of any kind, but most often poor posture – especially for people that sit at a desk for long periods of time.

Learn more below on how the shoulder blade and joint works and stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day to help avoid the problems that come from shoulder issues. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

 

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 | 0 comments

What Poor Posture Does To Your Body

Poor posture is something that everyone is guilty of. Desk workers, people looking down at their phones extended periods of time, and video gamers are just some of the culprits. Everyone is guilty. The problem is this results in neck pain, upper back pain and headaches. This is caused from maintaining poor posture too long.

For example, if you have a forward head posture, for every inch forward, add ten pounds of weight. Your upper spine and muscles have to maintain this and fight gravity. If you maintain this for too long, eventually your body will break down.

Learn more from Mark on how to avoid pain from poor posture here.

Stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day to help avoid the problems that come from poor posture. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Poor Posture Promotes Problems

Poor posture is typically the real culprit for low back problems and other pain. If you don’t correct your body mechanics, your body WILL break down. It is not a question of IF – it is a question of WHEN.

So what do you do about it? Correct your body mechanics. Mark explains how.

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