Over the past couple of months, we have compiled a list of mobility exercises for different regions of the body. Having mobile joints is extremely important for maintaining healthy joints and a healthy body. The more mobility you have the easier and smoother it is to transition into and maintain body positions. Pairing all of… Continue reading Full Body Mobility Series
Myth #1: Chiropractors only treat the spine Chiropractors specialize in a range of musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions include the lower and upper extremities. Chiropractic education focuses on the musculoskeletal system giving them extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology. The education chiropractors receive covers injuries, disorders, or dysfunction of bones, joints, tendons, and muscles. Their education… Continue reading 4 Chiropractic Myths
The off-season is a crucial time for players to train and prepare their bodies for competition. The better you prepare, the better you will perform, and the better you'll feel mentally and physically during the season. There are many aspects to properly preparing for the football season. Below you will find some of them. Strength… Continue reading Football Season Preparation
1. Decrease the risk for injury Faulty movement patterns or asymmetry in muscle strength can lead to injury. Here at Chiros in Motion our sports specialists will evaluate your movement patterns and perform muscle tests to be sure you are functioning at your best. If there are any faulty movement patterns or significant weaknesses found… Continue reading How Can Sports Chiropractic Help Me Prepare for this Sports Season?
1. Start conditioning before the season starts Preparing to train hard is one of the best ways to reduce injury risk. Starting the season with little to no prior strength or conditioning training puts your muscles, ligaments, and joints at higher risk of overuse and over-exertion injuries. Training before the season starts is important because… Continue reading 8 Ways to Prepare For This Upcoming Sports Season
The key point of this article is similar to one of our previous articles “Work Position and How it Influences Pain”. One of the most effective ways to reduce the cause of positional back pain is to change position often! There are a variety of physiological factors at play when you hold the same position… Continue reading Sustained Positions & Its Influence on Back Pain & Sports Performance
Core strength, stability, and control are all major components of sports performance and injury reduction. Your core is responsible for transferring energy and power from your lower body to your upper body as well as power from your upper body to your lower body. Without the proper core stability and control, the transfer of energy… Continue reading Core Stabilization Exercises All Athletes Should Train
Types: Static When you think of stretching, static stretching is usually the first thing to come to mind. Static stretching has been used as a pre-sport warm-up and post-sport cooldown for many years. Although new research is showing that it should only be done as a cooldown and not during warm up for sports requiring… Continue reading What Type of Stretching is Best for Athletes?
Common conditions and complaints that arise from work position The most common complaints that arise from sitting in the same position all day include headaches and pain/stiffness in the low back, upper back, and neck. Shoulder impingement and hip tightness are common complaints as well. These types of complaints can occur together or separately and… Continue reading Work Position & How it Influences Pain
As discussed in our post last week, the shoulder is a complex joint. It has a wide range of motion which is great for function but often stability can be difficult to maintain. There are two main causes of shoulder discomfort which include over-use and traumatic. The mechanism of injury can point towards what is… Continue reading Shoulder Impingement