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Longer Stronger Legs hips knees low back standing walking Oct 21, 2021

Gravity is constantly pushing down on your body. You can either absorb those downward forces, compressing your joints, and straining your tissues, or you can resist that downward force with longer, stronger legs. In this movement improvement session, you will learn how to lengthen your legs...

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Un-Round Your Upper Back posture shoulders upper back Oct 14, 2021

Undo all of those hours of sitting with this movement improvement session. If you feel like you are a little rounded in the upper back, or your shoulders sit a little forward, or your head hangs in front of your shoulders, then you need to try this video. You will explore how easily your...

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Is there really such a thing as good posture? Oct 14, 2021

As a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years, I can’t look at someone and not notice their posture. It would be like trying to look at these words and not read them. I will involuntarily begin to analyze how they carry themselves and consider the reasons their body has adopted that...

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Shoulder Circles low back mid back neck shoulders spine Oct 07, 2021

If I was only allowed to do one movement improvement routine for the rest of my life it would be this one. Shoulder circles are a great way to free up the entire spine, from neck to mid-back to low-back. They also create freedom in the hips and shoulders. In this session you will learn to find...

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Easy Arms Overhead reaching overhead shoulders Sep 30, 2021

Getting your arms over your head is a very complex coordination of actions between the arm, the shoulder blade, and the ribs and mid-back. People often subconsciously hold down their shoulder blades or stiffen their torsos restricting arm movement. This makes raising the arms strenuous and can...

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Connect To Your Core While Standing core standing Sep 23, 2021

We don't live life laying down, so it is important to practice core control skills in a standing position. In this session, we will take the skill that you have developed in using your core from laying, to standing against the wall, to standing with support, to freestanding. By the end of this...

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Turning Movement Into Music: Facts and Myths About Your Core abdominals core stability Sep 22, 2021

You can’t pick up any health or fitness magazine these days without seeing an article about “strengthening your core”. Usually flanked by pictures of well-muscled models with washboard abs doing planks or sit-ups. The idea of the core has become so misappropriated in the media...

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Using Your Core To Move Your Limbs core Sep 19, 2021

Healthy movement begins at your center. The ability to use your core muscles to drive movement in the limbs will make you stronger and allow you to move more easily and with less pain. Being strong is important, but if you are not able to coordinate that strength to harmoniously engage with the...

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Foundations For Your Core: Freeing Your Pelvis abdomials core Sep 17, 2021

Discover the strength that is already inside of you. In this session, you will learn how to unlock your pelvis so it can move freely. This will enable you to position yourself in more efficient positions with standing, walking, and climbing stairs.

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Foundations For Stairclimbing 2: Going Down stairs Sep 10, 2021

Going downstairs is a significantly different activity than going up. Descending stairs requires different muscle coordination, produces strain in different areas, and requires your muscles to work in a different way as compared to ascending. Last week we broke down the process for going...

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Why Distance Running Doesn't Cause Arthritis running stability Sep 10, 2021

Marathon runners are less likely to have knee arthritis than the general population. That was the conclusion of a 2018 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Of the 675 distance runners studied, each with a minimum of 5 marathons completed, and a mean age of 48, arthritis was reported by...

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Foundations For Stairclimbing: Going Up Sep 03, 2021

Climbing stairs is a complex movement that requires a number of different skills to all come together seamlessly. Inability in even one piece of the movement can cause compensations leading to joint breakdown and pain. 

In this video, I break down the act of climbing stairs into its key...

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