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Physical therapist vs Chiropractor

Physical therapist vs Chiropractor

You might have thought, or someone had questioned that “what is the difference between a Physical therapist and chiropractor?” This is a popular question that pops up all the time, and the answer is a bit tricky to explain.In most people’s minds, physiotherapists and chiropractors are the same. They see no difference whatsoever. To someContinue Reading »

Wake Up and Do These 10 Exercises Everyday!

Wake Up and Do These 10 Exercises Everyday!

Our body goes through many changes as we age; it reacts according to the environment it has been provided. Due to these external stressors, the change is silent, but it changes the posture as time progresses; other structural dysfunctions also develop if these minimal changes are not addressed on time. The body adapts and reacts toContinue Reading »

Benefits of a stick foam roller

Benefits of a stick foam roller

You often have felt pain due to muscle stiffness in traps; Low back, hamstrings, glutes and calves. It occurs due to poor sitting posture or sleeping with a soft pillow height. There are other causes of muscle soreness, including sitting for long hours or performing a high-intensity exercise. What exactly is foam rolling?The foam rollerContinue Reading »

Low Back Pain Stretches

Low Back Pain Stretches

Low back pain is one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain in the U.S and also worldwide. In a given lifetime, the prevalence of low back pain ranges anywhere from 49% to 90%.1 It accounts for roughly 5% of all ER visits in the country and classified as one of the top 10Continue Reading »

DEADLIFT VARIATIONS Part 2

DEADLIFT VARIATIONS Part 2

Romanian Deadlift (RDL)RDLs require more hamstring flexibility than the conventional deadlift, and due to its eccentric focus also places greater demands on the hamstrings and erector spinae. RDLs begin in an upright standing position, either by un-racking it or lifting it off the ground, and require a strong hip hinge pattern until the bar reachesContinue Reading »

What The Cup!

What The Cup!

What The Cup! What Exactly is Cupping and How Can It Help You? By: Jade Somboonthum, PT, DPT Myofascial decompression, better known as cupping therapy, has been popularized over the past couple of years.  Although its emergence into the mainstream has been recent, its origin is of ancient eastern medicine.  The most notable use ofContinue Reading »

Alternative Core Exercises

Alternative Core Exercises

With the current state of the world, it is very easy to become sedentary in our lifestyle.  More people are working from home on their desk and developing bad posture and pain. Additionally, gyms have recently opened up to limited capacity, but some might feel hesitant to return.  Home workouts are increasing as people tryContinue Reading »

Are You Benching Properly?

Are You Benching Properly?

Benching Properly: When benching, there are many ways of injuring yourself if done incorrectly. If you aren’t sure about your technique and how it compares to proper bench technique hopefully this quick article helps you out. Shoulder Positioning: In your rotator cuff you have four muscles that make it up. During bench, your rotator cuffContinue Reading »

What is Cryotherapy?

What is Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy…what is it? How would I benefit from it? Alright let’s start off by translating what Cryotherapy means. Cryotherapy translates to “cold treatment.” Cryotherapy is a procedure that exposes the body to temperatures colder than -200 degrees Fahrenheit for three minutes. The smoke you see is liquid nitrogen (no it will not freezeContinue Reading »

Knee in Motion

Knee in Motion

IMPORTANCE OF FULL KNEE MOTIONTo help lower your risk of knee injuries, it’s important to make sure that you maintain full knee range of motion. Full knee motion will allow you to move about more comfortably, and is one of many pieces to help minimize lower body and knee pain. Here are a few reasonsContinue Reading »

What is TeleHealth?

What is TeleHealth?

Iron Health is now offering TELEHEALTH!In a nutshell, telehealth is the use of live video communication to allow us to virtually evaluate, progress, and/or remotely treat or train patients and clients.While telehealth does not replace in person visits, it is a great alternative during this time to continue treating patients and clients who need ourContinue Reading »

Keep Your Shoulders Healthy at Home

Keep Your Shoulders Healthy at Home

KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS MOVING! Healthy shoulders are essential to participate in exercise, and recreational activities without pain or restrictions. Since we are home for a few weeks. (#spreadfitnessnotcorona) we can focus on things we may or may have not been neglecting. A lot of lifters, desk job-ers, and couch surfers have some poor shoulder & postureContinue Reading »

Stress Fracture? No need to stress here!

Stress Fracture? No need to stress here!

A stress fracture is a small, thin break in a bone which occurs due to repetitive activities which the bone has not been able to adapt to. Stress fractures are most often seen in the weight bearing bones of the lower extremity, especially the metatarsals, calcaneus (heel bone), tibia, and fibula. Stress fractures can occurContinue Reading »

Leg Length

Leg Length

Truth Behind Leg Length AsymmetriesDo you ever feel like one of your legs is longer than the other? Has it always been like that? Is this something that you have just noticed recently?In order to answer these questions, it is important to understand the 2 different types of leg length discrepancies:  1.Anatomical – structural limbContinue Reading »

You Are More Than Just An Image

You Are More Than Just An Image

Why you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in a basket with diagnostic imaging!Diagnostic imaging such as X-Rays, MRI’s, and CT scans can help determine what issues are causing your pain. These images give healthcare providers insight in order to determine the proper diagnosis and plan of care. However, when it comes to movement basedContinue Reading »

Myths of Sciatica

Myths of Sciatica

Sciatica is a frequently diagnosed condition and is usually the result of a neurological problem of an entrapped nerve. It is commonly associated with low back pain and “shooting” pain or numbness down either leg. The most common cause of sciatica is due to compression of the sciatic nerve by a herniated disc; however, thereContinue Reading »

12 Days of Mobility

12 Days of Mobility

STAY MOBILE DURING THE HOLIDAYSOver the past few days we have been posting on instagram our favorite mobility drills. So we decided to place all the mobility exercises in one video! So you guys can have it in one place. If any of these exercises helped you stay mobile, please share with a friend!  Disclaimer:Continue Reading »

The Five Pillars of the Squat

The Five Pillars of the Squat

 One of the biggest limiters in the squat is ankle mobility! Restrictions in the ankle joint can prevent proper forward knee travel, forcing the torso to bend forward and hips to shift backwards in order to keep the weight over the middle of the foot. Ensuring we have proper dorsiflexion can allow for an uprightContinue Reading »

I Pulled My Groin

I Pulled My Groin

Grading is the KeyGroin strains are prevalent injuries that occur in the active and athletic population; especially with activities that include repetitive twisting, turning, sprinting and kicking. Injury usually occurs in 3 ways: blunt trauma, repetitive injury through overuse, and forceful contraction. Groin strains, like all muscles strains, are graded by severity:Grade 1 – minimal toContinue Reading »

Improving Shoulder Stability for Swimmers

Improving Shoulder Stability for Swimmers

Strong scaps = stronger swimmer. Here’s how better scapular stability will help you swim faster and avoid injury.KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS HEALTH THROUGH OUT THE SEASONYou constantly are pushing your shoulders over the season. Rotating, pulling, and pushing for hours on end each day, week after week, for years on end! Believe it or not almostContinue Reading »

Access More With Your Hips

Access More With Your Hips

Unlocking the full potential of your hips will improve your performance in & out the gym. The hips are the power house to so many athletic movements. It’s not secret that compound movements such as the deadlift, squats, etc help improve athletic performance. But we can also be putting the breaks on our performance ifContinue Reading »

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