More Hip Mobility Work

Hip mobility work is often under appreciated but required for athletes and the general public. Better hip range of motion will lead to better athletic performance, less pain, better mobility and a better quality of life. Check out a great little routine here. As always, check with your therapist, trainer or coach before starting this kind of routine to make sure it is appropriate for you.

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Athletic Rotational Force

Building athletic rotational force is key to power production in almost every sport. Here’s a great example of the kind of programming it takes to get it done. Medicine balls are a great tool when used correctly.

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Tight Mid Back?

Have a tight mid-back? This is an excellent movement to relieve tight and sore areas and improve overall mobility of the thoracic (middle part of your) back.

Start in a pain free range of motion and build more and more range as you relax tight muscles, mobilize joints and expand the range of connective tissues. Be sure to follow The Prehab Guys for more great content like this.

Make It Fun!!!

Getting your athletes to buy in to a proper warm up/prep can be a challenge at times. Using something like the routine above can make it a fun, competitive pre-game activity that gets them loose and gets their competitive juices flowing.

Make it fun for the athlete and you’ll see results faster!

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Advanced Hip Opening

Alex Simone (https://twitter.com/SimoneBaseball) shows us some great advanced hip openers for athletes to use to prep for training. When getting your hips and body ready for training or competition we need to consider which movements our sport uses and how we can mimic those movements as part of our prep work.

Baseball, football, hockey and many other athletes will benefit from this type of prep work both on the day of competition and as an addition to their daily routine.

Chiropractic and Headaches

Yet another study has found that chiropractic care helps headache sufferers: Spinal manipulation seems to have a significant positive effect in reducing hours with headache and intensity of headache and analgesic consumption in cases of cervicogenic headache.

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Nilsson N, Christensen HW, Hartvigsen J. “The Effect of Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Cervicogenic Headache.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeautics, Volume 20, Number 5, June 1998, Pages 326-330.

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Snapping Hip

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Snapping Hip

The muscle responsible for flexing your hip toward your trunk, is called the Psoas. This muscle begins on your lower spine and passes through your pelvis to attach onto the top of your femur (thigh bone). Along this course, the muscle travels across the front of your hip socket and over several bony prominences. If the muscle is too tight, its tendon may rub over these “bumps”. This occasionally produces an audible snapping sound, hence the moniker, “snapping hip”, aka “psoas tendinopathy”. The tendon can be irritated by an acute injury, but more commonly from overuse- particularly repeatedly flexing your hip toward your trunk. The condition is also known as “dancer’s hip” or “jumper’s hip”, as movements associated with these activities are known culprits. Likewise, the condition is frequently seen in athletes who participate in rowing, track and field, hurdling, running (especially uphill), soccer, and gymnastics. Your symptoms may include a “snapping” sound or sensation when you flex and extend your hip- although many cases are silent. Repeated rubbing causes inflammation and subsequent deep groin pain that can radiate to the front of your hip or thigh. Long-standing problems can trigger weakness or even limping. The diagnosis of snapping hip is frequently overlooked. In fact, some studies show that identification is often delayed more than two years, while other potential causes are pursued. Fortunately, your problem has been recognized, and our office has several treatments to help you recover. Psoas problems often start when one group of muscles is too tight, while another is too loose. Your home exercises will help to correct this problem. Depending upon the severity of your condition, you may need to avoid certain activities for a while. You should especially avoid repetitive hip flexion. Prolonged seated positions can encourage shortening of your hip flexors so be sure to take frequent breaks. Patients with fallen arches may benefit from arch supports Treatment of snapping hip consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, muscle release techniques, management of any biomechanical stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area. #LaserTherapy #HipInjuries #Winnipeg #Chiropractic #LegInjury #HipPain If you or someone you know suffers from this condition, call our office today. Our doctors are experts at relieving many types of pain including hip injuries. Contact us for treatment in Winnipeg Find and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Facet Syndrome

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Facet syndrome is caused by an irritation of the articular facets at the level of the spine. This progressive condition is often associated with a sensation of pain and generally affects the quantity and quality of movement possible.

The spine is made up of several vertebrae, intervertebral discs, ligaments, nerves and many muscles. The facet joints are small joints, covered with cartilage, that connect the vertebrae together.

Facet syndrome most often affects the lumbar or cervical region and usually happens as a result of structural changes that occur in the spine with age. Facet syndrome can be caused by inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, or following a spinal trauma, such as a car accident or a fall.

Treatment of Facet Syndrome consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area. 

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