Inflammation is part of the body’s response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli. Signs of acute inflammation are pain, heat, redness, and loss of function. Inflammation is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the stimuli and to begin to heal (if something hurts there is a reason and you should fix it). Progressive destruction of the… Continue reading Inflammation… What’s going on?
Contrary to popular belief, the squat is a very functional movement and our bodies are designed to be able to comfortably sit at the bottom of a squat for an extended period of time. Take a two year old for example… he could play here for hours. We are born with the ability to do… Continue reading The Squat
I had an athlete ask me the other day if she was working out too hard because she was constantly tired. My response was of course a question, “What have you been doing for recovery?” Her response; nothing. Then I asked her about her diet. She told me she eats yogurt for breakfast and has… Continue reading Recovery – DOs and DONTs
Muscle flexibility may be one of the BIGGEST causes of sport related injuries (and non-sport/non-traumatic injuries) and pain I see from a physical therapist perspective and a CrossFit training perspective. If this is one of the biggest issues, I want to get down to the bottom of why the individual is tight and what is the… Continue reading Dynamic versus Static Stretching