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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 reachesRead More…

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 ofRead More…

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 tryRead More…

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 cuffRead More…

What Does A Telehealth Appointment Look Like?

What Does A Telehealth Appointment Look Like?

Username or Email Address Password Remember me Log In I have forgotten my password Password Reset Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email Username or Email Address Get New Password Back to login Password Reset The instructions to reset your password are sent to theRead More…

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 freezeRead More…

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 reasonsRead More…

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 ourRead More…

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 & postureRead More…

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 occurRead More…

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 limbRead More…

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 basedRead More…

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, thereRead More…

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:Read More…

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 uprightRead More…

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 toRead More…

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 almostRead More…

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 ifRead More…

How to Jump & Avoid Injuries!

How to Jump & Avoid Injuries!

ACL Injuries is the most common injury on & off the field. Very common in collegiate and high school athletes of all sports. My personal thoughts on this issue is that many athletes are receiving poor training programs and poor feedback. This blog & video will touch upon the mechanics of jumping and landing properly. LandingRead More…

Improve Your Front Rack Mobility

Improve Your Front Rack Mobility

We have all been there! Our wrist start to ache and triceps are sore the day after being a front rack position in the gym. John points out the common mistakes that are made when loading the front rack position. Give these tips a try! Improve your performance in the gym today and avoid painRead More…

What Happens After ACL Surgery?

What Happens After ACL Surgery?

ACL Reconstruction: Phase 1 (early strengthening)After your first 1-2 weeks of surgery, your knee should start to feel more comfortable and you should be able to tolerate more exercise in physical therapy. During this phase you will continue to protect your recent ACL graft in PT by gradually progressing your knee flexion (bending) range ofRead More…

Marathon Training: Less is More

Marathon Training: Less is More

Train smarter, not harder to get to the finish line There are people all over the world right now logging miles to prep for the title “marathon finisher”. With all those people running all those miles, there are a lot of injuries waiting to happen. Here are a few tips to make the most ofRead More…

What To Do When You Have a Bulged Disc

What To Do When You Have a Bulged Disc

A bulging or herniated disc occurs when an intervertebral disc, which serves as a cushion between the vertebrae, loses its typical shape and compresses a spinal nerve. To understand what a bulging or herniated disc is, let’s dive into what a intervertebral disc is. An intervertebral disc has two main parts: an outer shell ofRead More…

Plyometrics After Surgery

Plyometrics After Surgery

To be specific with when & who should be doing plyometrics. We will be talking about the last rehab phase of ACL Reconstruction. The last phase should be focused on preparing for return to sport. Jumping and hopping should be consecutive and performed in all planes of motion. Running and sprinting should be initiated andRead More…

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