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Hip Pain: Strength and Resiliency through Exercise

Developing strength and resiliency with exercise to compliment mobility at the hip is really important for making sure you have better long term outcomes for hip pain and other issues. If you haven’t seen the post for improving mobility at the hips, take a minute to go back and review that now before addressing exercise Read more about Hip Pain: Strength and Resiliency through Exercise[…]

Hip Mobility and Range of Motion

If you take one thing from this series, I hope it is that mobility at the hip is incredibly important. Maintaining that mobility requires both tissue flexibility and control of movement at the joint. Today we focus on the flexibility component of keeping the hip joint moving so that when you add the exercises for Read more about Hip Mobility and Range of Motion[…]

Shoulder Pain: Exercise to Build Resiliency

Shoulder exercise should be used when you are able to complete the movements required sufficiently without significant discomfort or pain production. These activities involve more complicated shoulder mechanics and recruit a greater proportion of muscles surrounding the area than isolated exercises for specific muscles. The more you are able to complete exercise like this, the Read more about Shoulder Pain: Exercise to Build Resiliency[…]

Shoulder Pain: Reintroducing Movement

Early management of shoulder complaints is similar to other issues that patients present with: create as much shoulder movement as possible while avoiding pain generation when you are able to. As noted in the first posting, the shoulder is a highly mobile joint that is built to create a lot of movement — so maintaining Read more about Shoulder Pain: Reintroducing Movement[…]

Shoulder Pain: An Introduction

Shoulder pain is a frequent complaint for patients that can present in a number of different ways. For example, some patients experience significant limitations caused by their pain, others have low-grade discomfort that lingers across days, and still others experience more sporadic episodes of discomfort that come and go, but are no less limiting in Read more about Shoulder Pain: An Introduction[…]

Building Resiliency with Neck Pain Exercise

Pain changes the way muscles work together to provide support and movement for the body. In the case of neck pain, the larger muscles at the back of the neck, shoulder, and front of the neck and jaw override many of the smaller, more supportive muscles that are important for good function. After getting the Read more about Building Resiliency with Neck Pain Exercise[…]

Improving and Maintaining Movement for Neck Pain

While there are a variety of reasons somebody can develop neck pain, the majority of cases are “mechanical” in nature. This usually means that body tissues like muscles, tendons, or joint surfaces become irritated in a way that limits their ability to move — leading to limited movement ability (restricted range of motion), muscle tightness, Read more about Improving and Maintaining Movement for Neck Pain[…]