Introducing your new best friend, Foam Roll

Like a massage, foam rolling is based on the concept of addressing trigger points in your muscles that can interfere with the muscles ability to relax and lengthen. It is a great option for anyone who consistently has tight muscles. If you are a runner or any athlete involved in running sports, I am going to venture a guess that you will want to roll your IT bands (the outside of your thigh) and gluteals. If you are a runner or any athlete involved in running sports, I am going to venture a guess that you will find these trigger points your IT bands (the outside of your thigh) and gluteals. Skiers and hockey players will likely feel it most in their adductors, gluteals and quads. Office workers?

Want to get in shape for ski season?

You book a great week-long ski vacation somewhere out west. You can’t stop thinking about knee deep powder, and 3,000+ vertical feet, and runs that take half an hour to ski down. Then you start thinking about that, and you remember how bad your legs felt during your last ski vacation. The good thing is that there is a solution. Now the real question: what do you do to prepare for a ski trip – or for ski season for those that hit the slopes locally?

Low back pain redux

This week’s post is a follow on to last week’s post with some basic information about low-back pain, covering some slightly different topics and getting into a bit more detail. The post will primarily address whether and how much we should bend, extend and rotate our backs.