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Follow Your Gut – Visceral Manipulation

Follow Your Gut – Visceral Manipulation

  Dee In her 70 years, Dee’s back had never bothered her, until one morning as she got out of bed she noticed a pull in her right lower spine. She tried stretching, but the pain just worsened. When it did not stop for several days, she made an appointment with an orthopedist. He took X-rays, but

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Hit Reset on Painful Movement Patterns

Hit Reset on Painful Movement Patterns

You can’t even look over your shoulder to check traffic before you change lanes. You grip the wheel a little tighter, tense your shoulders, and yank your head around. Ouch. Or, you just take a chance and change lanes anyway. Double ouch. You can’t move because you have limited neck motion. Or do you?  Try

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The Power of Breath

The Power of Breath

Why my latest favorite sport is ski jumping….  and it’s not Eddie the Eagle. If you missed our last newsletter, click here before you read this. It’ll make lots more sense. At ALTA, we look at the whole body to help solve your problems. Mobilizing a tight right shoulder can improve left hip mobility – we know

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INFLAMMATION – A HOT TOPIC

INFLAMMATION – A HOT TOPIC

You’ve heard of the Department of Homeland Security, right? Think of your immune system as your body’s very own Homeland Security. It’s your mobile surveillance system that both finds and attacks harmful foreign invaders, like bacteria and viruses. When you have an infection, you feel the effects of your immune system working to fight it.

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Your Unruly Knees

Your Unruly Knees

Boulder is full of very fit folks, but fit though they are, I often see runners whose knees collapse to the center as they run, walk or squat. It looks painful, and honestly, it probably doesn’t feel so good either. Here’s the confusing part: they may have done monster walks and clams ad nauseam, their core

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The Importance of the Diaphragm in Fixing Low Back Pain – Don’t Blow it Off.

A few months ago we introduced a tool to help strengthen the diaphragm. A strong diaphragm, primarily a breathing muscle, improves exercise performance. A recent study in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy now contends that a weak diaphragm is correlated with chronic lower back pain. In addition to weakness, there is reduced movement of the diaphragm in subjects with lower back pain.

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