Further building upon the foundation from our last articles on foot/ankle and knee health, we continue moving up the kinetic chain to examine the hip. Although the hip is a source of much chronic pain and injury we must recognize that it can be at the mercy of the highly mobile foot/ankle below and spine above. For simplicity we will keep with our examination of hip issues independently, however it’s important to keep in mind hip pain can have origins below and above. [Read more…] about Introduction to Hip Health
The foot and ankle is a complex joint capable of handling tremendous stress and possessing the ability to compensate to a wide variety of unpredictable forces. However for many of us our feet and ankles have become underdeveloped as a result of our lifestyle and now present with a diminished capacity to function. This dysfunction is the result of an imbalanced relationship between several of the major muscle groups. Bringing this group back into harmony creates a high functioning foot and ankle capable of carrying you through the racing season injury and pain free.
Hilby has been on a mission of transformation. For the past year she has undergone an extensive weight training program with the intent of increasing muscle mass and leaning down her body fat.
This extensive training has left her, in her words, “twisted like a pretzel.” She complains of pain in her shoulders, back, and hips. She has been working hard to improve her physical health, has hit a “major wall” and is scared she is going to lose all her progress. [Read more…] about Mrs. Hilby Dehath is twisted like a pretzel
We all have a heart, lungs, a brain, yet no person is the same as the next. Even identical twins contain unique differences from each other. This is also true of the aches and pains we deal with in life. No neck or back pain is identical to the next and therefore should not be treated as such. [Read more…] about Individualizing the treatment