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4 Myths About Tendonitis

4 Myths About Tendonitis

Now that the weather is FINALLY cooperating and the sun is shining, it’s time to hike! You’re still in shape from ski season, so a long and strenuous hike sounds perfect. You wake up the next day with a stiff Achilles, but it goes away rather quickly. By the time you’re done with morning coffee, you’re

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5 Big Mistakes People With Incontinence Make

The Trouble With Toilets

If every day from the time you were two, you squatted down low to “do your business”, you would have a felt sense of the value of using those strong, stable hips to do the work of bending. For better or worse (mostly better!) we started using toilets, and we stopped squatting as part of

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Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

We talk about the gluteal muscles a lot. Why? Because if you are walking or running and your glutes are not working, it isn’t pretty. And it doesn’t feel good either. Getting those muscles firing is sometimes a matter of paying attention and sometimes a matter of strengthening. Either way, without gluteal muscles working, your hip

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Three Ways to Loosen Tight Hamstrings

Three Ways to Loosen Tight Hamstrings

Old beliefs die hard. I still see folks throwing a leg on their car bumper and leaning over for a good yank on their hamstring. A cursory stretch should do it, right?  Then they head up the trail for a run. They probably haven’t hurt themselves, but really, why bother? (If you need a refresher

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Walk This Way

Walk This Way

You probably don’t remember your first steps or how you went from crawling to walking. Your parents didn’t hire a coach – you just did it. And over the years, your pattern or style of walking has become distinctly “you.” Have you ever noticed how you can identify a person by the way they walk

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Getting the Max Out of Your Gluteus Maximus

Getting the Max Out of Your Gluteus Maximus

Glutes are important in all lower extremity movement. But half of us are walking around with our glutes turned off. The problem is “sitting disease.” Even if we are active, we probably sit a good chunk of the workday. We may be working, but our glutes are on vacation. The primary role of the glute

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