Sports in your 30’s, 40’s and beyond

For many of us the familiar routine of exercise and sports has a definite shift as we exit our 20's. On a personal (and professional) level I have noticed that not only have my athletic interests shifted but also the way I approach them as I have gotten older. All of us, even those without … Continue reading Sports in your 30’s, 40’s and beyond

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Foam Roll & Relax

This is me. Pretty much everyday. If you find me in the clinic with a free moment in between patients you will often find me either 1) checking Instagram or 2)like this... I love this stretch. Why???? We sit, flexed ALL damn day. Hunched over, slouched, on the computer, driving, texting, watching TV, exercising( talking … Continue reading Foam Roll & Relax

Is Running Bad for You???

Is Running BAD for you??? That’s like asking if bobsledding or Field Hockey is bad for you? They’re all sports, all require a level of skill, patience, adaptation. And #truth - not everyone can do them WELL. But NONE are inherently BAD! Running often gets vilified as “bad” for knees, causes arthritis. Nope. Longitudinal studies … Continue reading Is Running Bad for You???

Training Specificity

Training Specificity: A part of your training should have you working in the positions that closely mimic your sport. This recent UCSF Sports Medicine conference highlights some strength and conditioning work for return to sport for Football- but it applies to every sport! As stated in their handout- "Make the exercise fit the sport". Secondarily- … Continue reading Training Specificity

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!

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?