physical therapy

How to Get Rid of Hamstring Problems WITHOUT Stretching

How to Get Rid of Hamstring Problems WITHOUT Stretching

We commonly hear our clients with hamstring problems reporting things like:

  • “pain in my [actual] butt while sitting on chairs or in the car”

  • “feels way worse when walking or running uphill compared to downhill”

  • “it’s worse after not moving for a little while, and then better again while I’m walking or moving”

Pain is a tricky thing.

And 9 times out of 10, we hear that when people are in pain their temptation is to stretch those hamstrings.

While there are appropriate times to stretch a hamstring, if you’re dealing with a strain or injury to the muscle or tendon—we’d ask that you consider a different approach.

4 Ways to Prevent Injuries That Every Athlete Must Understand

4 Ways to Prevent Injuries That Every Athlete Must Understand

I vividly remember the first time I did a movement evaluation with an elite-level athlete.

“It hurts [here] when I run more than 12 miles” he told me.

Wondering if any other of his “normal” activities provoked his symptoms, I asked “when else throughout your day or week does this pain kick in?”.

How I Broke Up With Insurance to Help People Get Out of Pain

How I Broke Up With Insurance to Help People Get Out of Pain

I’m often asked what insurance I take at Limitless.

It’s a great question! And something I love talking about because, well…I do things a little different at my Physical Therapy clinic.

So here is my origin story and why I do what I do…

How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much?

Because if we want to have strong, resilient, versatile bodies--bodies that can still do pull-ups at 70 years old, that can pick up and throw our kids in the air without pain well into our 40's and 50's, that can run a sub-7 mile for years on end, that can compete with the best of other CrossFit athletes...

then we have to start with self-awareness and knowing where our current capacities are at...so we can make them better!

The #SummerOfMove: Why Movement Will Change Your Life

The #SummerOfMove: Why Movement Will Change Your Life

It's finally here. The summer of 2017 - and it's going to be a great one. 

Instead of focusing on beach bodies and vacations - I'm joining the growing group of physical therapists and other movement experts who are choosing to make this summer the #SummerOfMove. It's a national campaign organized by Free The Yoke and its main goal: to bring awareness to the innumerable benefits of exercise and encourage others to get out there and move more! More on that below...

The Best Strategy for Foam Rolling your IT Band

The Best Strategy for Foam Rolling your IT Band

A better strategy for foam rolling your IT Band?

Don't do it. Just stop.

But enough of that negative talk - let's get on to HOW you might be able to address IT Band problems better with a foam roll and WHY smashing your IT Band directly isn't a good idea.