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Overcoming All Types of Low Back Pain & Sciatica Flare-Ups Quickly : 5 Part Series

by onsite, April 2, 2017

PART 1: CALM DOWN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM To start, I want to make it clear that I am a huge believer that no back pain is created equal.  Specifically speaking, no two back injuries should be treated in exactly the same manner.  This is because there are hundreds of different combinations of factors that can […]

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The Reason We Are In Pain & What We Can Do About It

by onsite, March 25, 2017

We live in polarizing times but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that we’ve encountered numerous painful experiences during our lives. From breaking my nose by running into a pool table when I was a toddler, watching Jose Mesa blow the lead in the bottom of the 9th inning in game […]

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The Perfect Squat: Sorry…IT DEPENDS

by onsite, January 5, 2017

  Remember back in kindergarten when we were taught, “we’re all different and no two of us are the same.” This single virtue has been lost among many fitness professionals who try to implement blanket fixes to one of the most complex human movements, the squat.  With a simple internet search, one could find several […]

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Case Study: Squat Clean Analysis for Left Medial Knee and Anterior Hip Pain

by onsite, November 2, 2016

Discussion of Elite Female Athlete’s Movement Pattern and Biomechanics. As coaches we often cue athletes to “Drive the knees out” as the athlete descends during a squat. From a biomechanical perspective, the reason we do this in my opinion is for two reasons: Avoid Knee Valgus Collapse: Many athletes present with knee valgus collapse, which […]

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TO ALL CROSSFIT ATHLETES & RUNNERS: DOING THIS WILL BE A GAME CHANGER FOR YOU

by onsite, September 14, 2016

“I stretch good before and after each workout, but I still have mild pain and get really sore after training.” “I just can’t do a front squat correctly no matter how hard I try, or what the coaches are telling me.” “I wish I could improve my performance more quickly, other people seem to be […]

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SHOULD I SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST OR CHIROPRACTOR FOR MY BACK PAIN?

by onsite, September 7, 2016

When some people think back or neck pain, they immediately think of going to a chiropractor for relief.  Many people only think of seeing a physical therapist after a surgery or to rehabilitate something like an ankle sprain, shoulder tendinitis, or plantar fascitis.  The reality is that physical therapists and chiropractors both treat chronic pain […]

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Is It Ok to “Crack” My Back?

by onsite, September 7, 2016

The idea of a person getting their “back cracked,” or going to a chiropractor to get their neck and back “adjusted,” seems to be a subject that most of us have pondered but don’t quite understand.  We’ve all had a friend pick us up at times or push on our back to attempt at making […]

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If You Have Pain, Try Trigger Point Dry Needling: Answering Common Questions About Dry Needling

by onsite, September 6, 2016

My previous post on the subject of Trigger Point Dry Needling (which you can access by clicking here) discussed why the treatment is effective from a physiological perspective.  We also discussed some examples of where the treatment can be performed and how specifically I like to use it to decrease pain and improve function.  Because […]

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The Single Most Successful Treatment For Back Pain

by onsite, September 6, 2016

Trigger Point Dry Needling is a relatively new treatment option for patients suffering with various types of pain.  This treatment has gained a lot of popularity over the past five years, and research is beginning to support its effectiveness.  Over the past five years I’ve seen first hand how well it can work with patients, […]

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THE REASON MOST PEOPLE WITH BACK PAIN DON’T GET BETTER IN OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

by onsite, September 5, 2016

The statistics on the number of people suffering back pain in America are staggering.  What’s even more disheartening is that even though technology has advanced and research has progressed, the percentage of people suffering with back pain continues to grow.  The fact is that the manner in which our healthcare system handles patients with back […]

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