The Rotator Cuff: It’s Good Stuff! Exercises Have you ever seen someone grimacing, rubbing their neck and talking about how they need to get in for a massage? Neck and shoulder tension is everywhere. Below is an executive summary of what causes neck tension and a couple of simple strategies to work your way out […]
Last week I shared the key elements to look at in a gait analysis and a few key areas that often need more attention and training. Today, I’ll share my favourite exercises to help restore optimal gait mechanics in most people.
Step 1: Start with restoration of t-spine rotation
It is a good idea to re-assess gait after […]
What is gait and the gait cycle
Gait literally means human walking. The gait cycle refers to taking a step with your right foot and then with your left. There are two phases of gait: the stance phase and the swing phase. When you assess gait it is most informative if you focus on the […]
This sequence of exercises provides many exercises options in each category. Mix and match as you like while sticking to the order of exercises in each of the categories (i.e. Thoracic Spine, Scapulae, Thoracic Spine and Scapulae).
Mobility exercises on mat or with balance cushion or ball under t-spine
Thoracic hoola […]
Can you imagine getting up in the morning and not being able to support the weight of your head?
Sounds extreme but this is exactly the scenario of one of my clients last Friday. She had endured a long flight earlier in the week, deals with sleep apnea and ongoing issues in her lower spine.