Posts in the ‘back pain’ Category

It’s All About Load Management: A Tip To Improving Your Performance

What could be sabotaging your performance this season? Look in the mirror and you’ll know.  Look into your own eyes and ask yourself, are you giving yourself enough time to improve the skills required to meet your performance goals? It is a difficult question to ask yourself and more athletes should ask this question when

The Offseason with Kimbia Physio – Improve Performance With Landmine Squat Part 2

Minimize risk of injury and improve performance is my primary objective with any athlete who receives performance PT or coaching. Identifying the various ways an athlete compensates to accomplish a movement reveals areas of weakness, tightness, or restrictions that may affect performance. Often ignored during a season, the off season is an ideal time to

The Offseason with Kimbia Physio -How the Landmine Squat Can Transform Your Lifting

Flexibility and dynamic stability is an essential part of an athletes ability to stay injury free during their season. Mobility and strength deficits to the hips are a major contributor to injuries in the athlete. Landmine squats are a great alternative to the traditional squats to help facilitate flexibility and strength to your hips and core

improve back flexibility during the off-season

  The Offseason, with Kimbia Physio. A period of time when official games, tournaments, etc., are not being played. Now is the time to start addressing the nagging injuries, addressing form, improving mechanics not addressed during the season. In my experience one of the most challenging aspects of an athletes off-season program has been integrating global movement

Have Neck & Back Pain At Work?

If you’re reading this, then you may be one of the millions of Americans affected by or dealing with back and neck pain from sitting at your work station. It costs employers and the healthcare system billions of dollars, treating symptoms. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:            

How Do I Increase My Shoulder Strength and Flexibility

Wondering why your overhand activities are getting more difficult, despite all the hard work and training you  put in. Whether it’s swimming, pitching/throwing in baseball, tennis or gym exercises, loss of flexibility to your posterior inferior gleno-humeral ligament can be a major source of your limitations. It can also result in poor biomechanics of the

De-Stressing Your School Week

Montgomery County,  Maryland has some of the most talented clinicians and educators in the country. Annually, many of them miss work due to musculoskeletal injuries.  Neck and back pain is at the top of the list as some of the most common reasons associated with missed work.  With several weeks off (for some) and summer

“The Offseason Athlete” – Your Hamstring

Welcome to another installment of “The Offseason Athlete.” One of the most common questions I’m asked is how often should I be stretching and why should I be stretching? The most commonly neglected aspect when it comes to training and conditioning among athletes is a lack of a comprehensive stretching routine. We take for granted

IT band Pain

IT band syndrome/pain may be more telling of weakness to hip or ankle musculature and decreasing flexibility. The inability for these muscles to stabilize or smoothly control our foot as it hits the ground forces structures that don’t stretch very well normally (like tendons and fascia (IT band)) to work overtime.  Compensating for these muscle