How is a Sports Chiropractor Different From a Traditional Chiropractor?

  Traditional chiropractic consists of the art and science of adjusting the spine to restore function to the nervous system.  While it has many amazing benefits for our health (increasing immunity, lessening our pain, decreasing anxiety, etc), it leaves much …

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Painful Plantar Fasciitis Healed – Active Release Techniques

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition, in which a person feels heel pain (or pain elsewhere on the bottom of their foot) that is usually at its worst first thing in the morning.  This condition can persist for months to …

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Can One Muscle Really Turn Off Another? A Look at Reciprocal Inhibition

Photo By Pearson Scott Foresman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons To answer this question, we need to define the term reciprocal inhibition: Reciprocal inhibition: Muscles on one side of a joint relax, in order to accommodate a contraction on the …

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What Are the Deep 6 Rotators and Why Are They a “Pain in Your Butt”?

Photo: Wiki creative commons You may have heard of the piriformis muscle (and piriformis syndrome), but did you know that it’s only one of the six small muscles that perform essentially the same movement?  The six deep external rotator muscles …

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Decreased Dorsiflexion: Why it Matters to Your Squat

Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding 3.0 Unported Dorsiflexion: Movement of the ankle which brings the toes closer to the shin.  The tibialis anterior and the ankle extensor muscles (deep to the front of the leg) guide this motion.  Typical range is about …

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