What’s that got to do with exercise? #4

Everything is black and silent. I am immersed in a sort of nebulousness around which I cannot quite wrap my mind, and, for the life of me, I am unable to reconcile the last moments I can remember, the ones wherein I was sitting out on the porch with the kids, with this new reality in which my arms and legs are fastened in place.. affixed to something. I am confused and disoriented. There is a sharp pain searing through my spine. Am I paralyzed? No. I try to free myself from whatever is binding me, but my efforts are futile and ultimately to no avail. Slowly, the little soldiers in my head begin to sift and sort and rearrange themselves until my mind manages to narrow in on some semblance of reality. Read more

Scrambled TMJ

Temporamandibular joint syndrome may be attributable to any number of things, including trauma to the teeth or jaw, arthritis, teeth grinding, stress/anxiety, POOR POSTURE, etc., any one or all of which may eventually give way to pain in the jaw, headaches, a clicking or locking when opening or closing the mouth, shoulder pain, and a number of other unfavorable symptoms. That said, in most cases, a home treatment regimen is often an effective course, so let’s look at the corrective posture techniques piece of your home remedy and address a few of the trigger points and shortened muscles that may be referring pain into your jaw. Read more

Your Feet Hate You

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of pain in the foot, particularly in the heel, and is attributable to a lack of adequate ankle dorsiflexion (the ability to lift the foot upwards), extended time on one’s feet, overpronation of the foot (flat feet), a57a93941516c1-1-imagend/or an elevated body mass index.
All of that said, there are a few things you can do to relieve your symptoms and prevent further incidences of pain. See video for demonstration. Read more