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July: Functional Movement Screening

  Are you ever curious about how your body moves or why your body moves in a certain way? The FMS, or Functional Movement Screening can help you answer questions about your body’s movement patterns and just how well your body moves with a very low investment of your time and a high return of […]

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June 2015: TMD; Do I Have It?

Question, does your jaw hurt or pop sometimes? Do you have temporal or back of the headaches? Do you at times have ringing in the ears or feel ears are stuffed up? Do you grind or clench your teeth? If any of this sounds familiar, you may have TMD (Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction). This is yet […]

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May 2014: Pilates, not just for Girls!

Wait a minute, I thought Pilates was just for girls… As we continue our installment on posture, we want to educate you on a specific type of exercise that will improve your posture. Pilates is great for all ages and ability levels because it is a low impact exercise program that emphasizes core strength, stability, […]

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April: Rounded Shoulders

The Dreaded Rounded Shoulders Between our very sedentary postures at work in front of the computer, and the many hours we all seem to spend bent over our phones these days, our posture has really suffered. Next time you are slumped on the couch binging on Downtown Abbey, check out their fabulous posture. Want to […]

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March 2015: Forward Head

Forward Head is no Joke!! All joking aside, gravity does a number on our posture over the years! As we age, our shoulders tend to round forward, and in an effort to keep our eyes on the horizon, our neck extends and head tilts backward causing a forward head. This causes us to sit in […]

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February 2015: Upper Extremity Stretches

Top 3 Upper Extremity Stretches This month we have our top three shoulder stretches: lats, pectoralis minor, and posterior capsule. We picked these three stretches because they target muscles that are often tight can cause underlying dysfunction of neck or shoulder. #1 Lats Stretch There are a few different positions that can be used to […]

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January 2015: Resolutions for January

The 3 Best Stretches for Legs to Prevent Injury in your Workout RESOLUTIONS FOR JANUARY! The top 3 Leg stretches for the NEW YEAR: These are muscles often forgotten and when tight can cause spine or knee pain and dysfunction. 1) HIP FLEXORS: PSOAS >The PSOAS is a muscle that originates on the lumbar vertebrae and attaches […]

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December 2014: Challenge Accepted

DECEMBER LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE!!! It’s that time of year again; Holidays are around the corner and everybody is scrambling for the end of the year! We encourage everyone to take some time for yourself during this busy time to stay active and healthy! So for the entire month of December, we hope all of you join […]

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October 2014: Lets’s Talk about Lats, Baby!

Let’s Talk about Lats Why are our latissimus dorsi AKA our lats, important for pain, posture, and athletics? The lats play a big role in controlling the upper extremities. Controlling that upper part of our bodies is important for everyday tasks such as walking or running, sitting upright, and maintaining proper posture. Weak or tight […]

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September 2014: Sweat and Smiles

I just heard a great TED talk on happiness: To summarize this talk, his research supports that when our mind is focused completely on our task we are happier.  I think this is true with exercise as well.  When we are mindful with our exercise and let go of distractions and unrelated thoughts, you can […]

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