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Jake Reynolds

Shoulder Pain in the Hip:

Did you know that having weak gluteal muscles could contribute to shoulder pain? If you’ve ever spent time with a physical therapist, chiropractor, or masseuse you may often hear them say the phrase: “Everything is connected.” This seems like a vague way to explain your symptoms, but when you understand functional anatomy you know that the human body is a series of connected chain links that are interdependent on one another to make up a strong chain.                  It is well known that the shoulder is the most commonly injured body region in…

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Is Exercise Cramping Your Style?

Cramping During Exercise | Blog

Most everyone has experienced cramping during various athletic events or workouts. Often times we attribute cramping to be the result of dehydration or electrolyte imbalances, but there is some literature that indicates that this may not be the most appropriate theory. While the muscle is the tissue that experiences a cramp, it may not actually be the driver behind the cramp. Instead, literature generally accepts that cramping is actually nerve mediated, whether peripherally (nerves outside of the spinal cord) or centrally (spinal cord/brain) driven is still up for debate. What is evident though, is that cramping and fatigue normally go…

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LOW BACK PAIN – STARTERS GUIDE

Low Back Pain Guide

PREVALENCE Did you know that low back pain (LBP) is the 3rd highest reason Americans visit the doctor? In fact, this number is so high it is considered an “epidemic.” The economic burden low back pain has on the United States is estimated to be as high as $100 billion annually. DIAGNOSTICS So you ask, if the prevalence is just as high as the common cold, why are we, the healthcare system, so bad at treating and helping individuals manage LBP? Well as it turns out our approach for diagnosing and treating LBP was off. In the past we have…

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Habit Stacking-The Art of Creating Habits That Stick

In my last blog we discussed the concept of “training in the in-between,” living with intention and reframing our mindset about fitness, health, and longevity to unlock untapped potential. By making premeditated decisions related to warm-up, recovery, and using small opportunities to manage or prevent symptoms, we might be able to live into a richer life. Turning potential energy into kinetic energy, if you can recall your old physics classes. If not, check out this horrible polka song explaining potential-vs-kinetic energy, you’ll be sure to never forget it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl4g7T5gw1M … Just kidding, seriously don’t click the hyperlink. The song is…

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Rethinking Your Routine: How to Unlock Untapped Functional Potential

Rethinking Your Routine | Blog

In dealing with individuals learning to rehab and cope with injuries, I tend to encounter a number of clients who have bewilderment about how they got injured to begin with, especially when there was not a clear or memorable mechanism of injury. “I was perfectly fine and then just woke up with my hip hurting.” Or “I workout every day and am really active, I don’t see how I could be weak enough to get injured.” These scenarios are reality for most active people. Injuries and pain are an unfortunate part of life and sometimes we break down and require…

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