Self mobilize with the Peanut!

Favorite Massage Tool: the Peanut🥜🥜🥜 Easy to make, travel tool, for self mobilization/massage for neck shoulder, back. Super easy to DIY: 2 used tennis balls + some tape= Tennis Ball Peanut.🥜 🎾🎾 Great for my athletes who travel & can’t take a foam roll with them to races or work and travel away from home. … Continue reading Self mobilize with the Peanut!

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Rock Tape uses and practicality in sports

RockTape. LOW risk, with potentially HIGH reward for my clients. Worst case scenario, it doesn’t help. Best case scenario- it reduces pain, edema, & is a catalyst for return to activity. My patient graciously allowed me to share his story. A traumatic work injury severed tendons in his forearm. After surgery & months of PT … Continue reading Rock Tape uses and practicality in sports

Bike Therapy

My bike is my therapy. Physical- maybe. Mental- definitely.😉 Maybe we should give more people bikes instead of drugs to feel better... #getmoving #getoutandride #dowork#backonthegrind

It’s all relative…

Fridays are typically light training days for me on the bike and light at work. End of a heavy week with patients and my own training makes for a very welcome Friday cruise on the bike. This week especially my body has been saying, take it easy, you are due for a rest. Our bodies … Continue reading It’s all relative…

MRI results- do we rely on them too much?

40% of asymptomatic overhead athletes had significant rotator cuff tears upon MRI. These athletes had NO pain or symptoms yet had an MRI showing tears... what does that tell us?? . . 1) Getting an MRI isn’t a cure, nor is it even relevant for many. We need to wean ourself from the mindset that: … Continue reading MRI results- do we rely on them too much?

Mind over matter

Mindset. Some of my best PRs on the bike have been hours into a ride when physiologically I should have been too tired and too depleted to be climbing that fast, pushing as many watts, feeling that “good”... . Anyone else had similar experiences? . What it tells me is that the mind is a … Continue reading Mind over matter

CONSISTENCY

Consistency. That’s the key: Winning races. Staying injury free. Recovering well. . Sporadic sh-t gets you sporadic results. . Dose your exercises, your PT, your training, your strength work like you would any medicine. . You take half the recommend dosage or take it willy nilly??? Guess what- you’ll get sick again. And again. . … Continue reading CONSISTENCY

NERVE GLIDES- WHAT ARE THEY HOW DO WE DO THEM…

Nerve! 🤗What are “Nerve Glides”? How do we do them? Why do we do them????... . Nerve glides, nerve “flossing”, are directed at helping a nerve (in this case the Median Nerve) to move better. This relates to the nerve mobility or “neurodynamics”. Many times Carpal Tunnel, hand weakness, shoulder pain, forearm ache, numbness in … Continue reading NERVE GLIDES- WHAT ARE THEY HOW DO WE DO THEM…

Treatments for neck/shoulder/Arm pain

Neck pain? Elbow pain? Forearm pain? Hand numbness? It may all be coming from the same spot! . Many times forearm pain, elbow pain, hand tingling or weakness is assumed to be coming from only local tissue/issues such as “Carpal tunnel” syndrome, elbow tendonitis, even rotator cuff... but for many people the ORIGIN, or the … Continue reading Treatments for neck/shoulder/Arm pain

TRX!

TRX to the rescue!     Continuing on my last post, the TRX is one of my favorite products I use at home for training. There are a few versions of the TRX, but they all can be modified to take with you. You may need to purchase a few attachments if you get a … Continue reading TRX!