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Self Efficacy and Aging Biases

Negative age stereotypes in regard to aging has been a heavily researched topic in the health professions, and the conclusions are profound. Study after study has shown that accepting negative expectations in regard to aging presents a direct threat to the cognition, physical well-being, and resiliency to illness in older adults. What is interesting isContinue Reading »

Hip Flexor Pathology in Runners

With marathon season upon us, many runners in training have upped their weekly mileage in preparation.  With this, comes an uptick in the number of overuse injuries seen.  Among these, is hip flexor tendinopathy.  The muscles of the hip generate much of the force required for distance running.  If these muscles are not operating optimally,Continue Reading »

What to Expect in the Postpartum Period

Scratching the Surface There’s no doubt that the human body experiences many changes during pregnancy and birth. The time after birth can be just as challenging, if not more, for new mothers. The postpartum period varies in length from person to person but can typically last anywhere from 6 weeks to 12 months. Some ofContinue Reading »

STOP Ankle Sprains NOW

Spraining an ankle is an extremely common injury among athletes and the general public alike. There are a number of ways this injury can occur on the field and in day to day activity. While the risk of spraining your ankle cannot be completely eliminated, there are a number of ways to increase ankle stabilityContinue Reading »

ACL – The Definitive Guide

The human body is a complex combination of multiple joints, ligaments, and structures that all work together in unison to allow us to perform the daily functions we need to thrive. Each joint and its surrounding ligaments are constantly subjected to immense load. To function safely, proper force management within each joint and their supportContinue Reading »

Essential Movements for Shoulder Strength

The shoulder complex is the functional unit that allows for movements of the arm with respect to the trunk. It is comprised of the clavicle, scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus as well as various muscular and ligamentous structures. The shoulder complex has four joints: (1) sternoclavicular, (2) acromioclavicular, (3) scapulothoracic, and (4) glenohumeral. The glenohumeralContinue Reading »

Breathing to Improve Mobility and Alleviate Pain

Introduction Breathing is a fundamental necessity that influences many anatomical structures around our core. To help understand the importance of the rib cage and breathing, think about the foundation of a house. The entire house, and everything in the house, relies on a solid foundation. Otherwise, the house will fall apart. The spine, pelvis, andContinue Reading »

Introduction to Running – By Dr. Maria Muto

Running is a natural form of movement that involves segments of the entire body. This includes the arms, upper spine, lower spine, pelvis, lower legs, ankles, feet and even the toes! Each segment plays an important role in the form of running. If there is a deficit in one area, it trickles up or downContinue Reading »

How to Correct an Overbite in Children

How to Correct an Overbite in Children

By: Dr. Satish Pai When 30-50% of the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth, an overbite occurs. Many reasons contribute to overbite problems in children. In this article, let’s first understand the types of overbite problems that exist, what are their causes and how they can be treated. Types of Overbites They are ofContinue Reading »

Deadlift Variations…Which Lift is Right for You?

Deadlift Variations…Which Lift is Right for You?

Iron Health Blog – Deadlift Variations or Which Lift is Right for You By: Allison Scova, DPT As an avid weightlifter, I have followed many online lifting programs from highlyrecognized experts in the fitness industry. But one problem with these programs isthey are non-specific for the individual buying it. There are so many variations todifferent lifts, but weContinue Reading »

5 Pre-Running Stretches

5 Pre-Running Stretches

Always Stretch Before You Run! These are some stretches that I used to utilize before I would run in my cross country meets. These five stretches get your leg muscles activated and ready to go before you get out and run. By stretching before you run, it will decrease the possibility of you getting anContinue 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 »

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 ofContinue Reading »