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Exercises Progressions For Scapular Control

Exercises Progressions For Scapular Control

The scapula is a critical link with shoulder and arm function. And because of the muscular connections, dysfunction here can play a big part with both neck and thoracic pain. But this is also an often neglected area with training and rehabilitation. So we're going to...

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5 Simple Exercises To Improve Hip Rotation

5 Simple Exercises To Improve Hip Rotation

Hip rotation is arguably the most basic and fundamental motion needed for a healthy and well-functioning hip. If a hip can't rotate it can't be a normal, healthy hip. But rotation is also one of the most ignored and under-trained hip motions. Here are 5 simple...

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4 Key Hamstring Exercise Progressions

4 Key Hamstring Exercise Progressions

We often think of the hamstrings as being tight and inflexible. As if they always need to be stretched. But adequate hamstring strength and endurance is also critically important. Here are 4 key hamstring exercise progressions to build strength and endurance in this...

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Advanced Exercises For Lower Back Control

Advanced Exercises For Lower Back Control

We’ve been talking about essential exercises for lower back pain. We started by reviewing essential exercises for acute low back pain. The goal here was to use focused movements as a way to control symptoms and desensitize the system.  Then in Part 3 we shifted...

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Essential Exercises For Lower Back Mobility

Essential Exercises For Lower Back Mobility

In the last article we reviewed essential exercises for acute low back pain. The key there was to control symptoms and develop tolerance to basic spine motion. Now we want to shift our focus to more general back pain cases. These are the patients that present to your...

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Essential Exercises for Acute Low Back Pain

Essential Exercises for Acute Low Back Pain

We’re talking about key exercises for lower back pain. In the previous article we outlined some critical concepts to set the stage for why creating focused, individualized motion at the lumbar joints is critical. Now we need to move into the exercises themselves....

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Essential Exercises For Lower Back Pain

Essential Exercises For Lower Back Pain

Exercises for lower back pain is a critical and non-negotiable part of treatment and rehabilitation. This is about as close to an agreed upon, universal, undisputed fact that we can get when it comes to musculoskeletal care. And this applies across the spectrum of...

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PAIN: A Modern View On Why We Hurt

PAIN: A Modern View On Why We Hurt

Part 1: Re-thinking The Traditional View of Pain At first glance pain seems like a straightforward process. You stub your toe or break a bone and it hurts. This is how most people understand pain. It’s consistent with the patho-anatomical view that holds tissue damage...

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Knee Rotation Exercises

Knee Rotation Exercises

When we think about the knee we conceptualize it as a hinge allowing large ranges of flexion and extension.  But the knee does not behave like a conventional hinge you would find in a door. The knee is actually classified as a modified hinge, and this hinge...

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I Hurt But Didn’t Do Anything?

I Hurt But Didn’t Do Anything?

Unfortunately, pain and injury are an inevitable fact of life. In some cases this pain occurs following a traumatic event such as rolling over on an ankle or falling on an outstretched arm. Of course we aren’t happy about these injuries, but at least they make...

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Adductor Stretches

Adductor Stretches

  Hip adductor stretches and mobility exercises are a major component of hip and lower back rehab and flexibility programs. Here are a few great options to help target this critical (and very commonly tight) muscle group. Adductor Roller Release Self myofascial...

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5 Simple Quad Stretches

5 Simple Quad Stretches

Tight quadriceps are a common finding with knee pain, as well as lower back and pelvic pain. In this brief article I outline five simple exercises that can help improve mobility and flexibility of the quads. Note: If you are a My Rehab Connection subscriber, these...

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