Fast Relief of Ankle Pain

Ankle Traction Method

Wednesday evening my 16-year-old client Amanda came limping into the gym. She rolled her ankle that morning during a field hockey game. The coach told her to rest it and put ice on it immediately. In the afternoon, Amanda went to see a chiropractor who did some ultrasound and electronic muscle stimulation on her ankle. He mentioned that it could take 4-6 weeks for it to ...

Posted Sep 23, 2017

Use Passive Methods for Active Rehab

In an interview with Stan "The Rhino" Efferding, the importance of active rehab is discussed. Passive methods such as massage, ultrasound, electronic muscle stimulation, active release technique (ART), and so on, all have their place, but they don't substitute for active rehab… they facilitate it! Active methods will always trump passive methods. If you ...

Posted Sep 18, 2017

Push-Ups: 21 and Counting

--> Push-ups are a great way to assess muscle endurance of the upper body and core. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recommend that males perform a push-up test pivoting from the toes and females from the knees. What happens on average when a female goes from a modified (bent-knee) push-up to a standard ...

Posted Sep 12, 2017

Pace Your Recovery

We all know by now that active recovery is better than passive recovery. It's better to keep moving between sets than to sit on your butt. Physically, it helps flush out waste products, prevent blood pooling and lightheadedness, and keep you warm. Mentally, it keeps you focused and motivated. Moving between sets is one aspect to consider; resting too long is another. Most ...

Posted Aug 21, 2017

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