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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…
Neck pain might be common, but there are a few things that we can keep in mind while we train that might reduce your risk of struggling with neck pain in the future.
With that in mind, here are a few of the exact recommendations that I give to my patients who struggle with frequent bouts of neck pain while or after training:
there are consistent similarities that athletes struggling with persistent lateral knee pain share. So for those of you who haven't been able to fix your IT Band problems for years, and for those of you who are looking to try to prevent this kind of problem while running, biking, or CrossFitting in the future...here is exactly what I recommend to my patients...
For far too long I've heard people misrepresent CrossFit as a jocks-only club for crazy people that just throw around kettlebells, do muscle-ups, and half-assed versions of olympic lifting. I've had well-respected colleagues scoff at it as a patient(injury)-generating machine, and have had patients assume they'd never be able to do anything "as intense" as CrossFit.
Honestly...I even had some of these misconceptions myself.
But since when did it become OK to have literally zero experience with something and be so against it? My mom used to always tell me "try it, you'll like it". That was usually in reference to green vegetables, but the wisdom is still rooted in there:
Don't trash something you don't have any experience with
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!
In this video, Seth responds to a fantastic question asked over on our Facebook page!
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...
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.
During a yoga class I often ask my students to begin their practice by setting an intention. This intention should reflect the best of what life has to offer. Virtues like love, forgiveness, presence, patients, kindness, gratitude, and letting go are great examples.