Implications of Chronic Mouth Breathing

This video is too good not to share.  I talk a lot about breathing and how it impacts a variety of things physiologically.  The video just touches the tip of the iceberg in regards to what is occurring mechanically, and some of the adverse effects.  It's a very good...

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External Rotation Progression

Here are a few basics of what I would consider an essential progression of external rotation exercises.  With the postural and positional demands of modern life, the external rotators are typically placed in a poor mechanical position to function optimally.  The only...

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Take Your Shoes Off!

More than 80% of the US population experiences low back pain at some point every year.  There have been many valid theories posed as to why, but little seems to have been done in regards to what we are going to do about it.  I am thoroughly convinced that the answer...

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Isn’t All Stretching the Same?

Absolutely NOT!! We won't dive too much into the science here, but there is a dramatic difference between different types of stretching and mobility work!  With this opening, I am sure the next question coming to mind is "So what type should I do?" The answer is...

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A Movement Debt?

It is always easier to stay out of debt than to dig yourself out. We were born to move.  Why is it we seek recognition for "achievements" that should really be a part of everyday life?  The problem is our perception of "normal".  Societal norms says you watch 24+...

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Strength is Analgesic

Before we jump into this...What the heck does analgesic mean? An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems. They are...

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Do You Even Brace Bro?

  The ability to brace or create stiffness in the trunk is something inherently necessary for any normal human function.  Unfortunately, for many in pain creating trunk stiffness is something never addressed.  A recent study from the European Journal of Applied...

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A “Miracle” Cure?

Could there really be a miracle cure for many of the chronic conditions we are faced with today?  Well, according to the The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, there may just be.. Now, let me state here and now that there will never be 1 pill that magically fixes...

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Where Can I Start?

  "Where can I start?" I get asked this question all of the time.  Patients typically get blasted with info and medications at once in the doctor's office.  Doctors typically don't have time in the insurance reimbursement system to troubleshoot and answer every...

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