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3 Gentle Back Extension Exercises back extension back pain end back pain lower back posture exercises relieve back pain thepainfreeathlete Apr 13, 2022

 

Back extension is a normal human movement! However, doing back extension exercises, particularly of the lumbar spine (low back), is not universally practiced or accepted. In fact, people have strong opinions about this issue. I have had students refuse to do these types of exercises in ...

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Sciatica: 3 Exercises to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain anterior pelvic tilt anterior pelvis back pain egoscue method glute pain hip pain leg pain nerve impingement sciatic leg pain sciatic nerve pain sciatica glute pain the pain free athlete Sep 30, 2020

 Sciatica is a literal pain in the butt! 

I have suffered from sciatica on and off for years. I feel it in my left glute, and when it gets really bad, the pain extends down my hamstring on the back of my upper thigh. If you’ve had it, then you know that it can be quite...

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Conquer Your Fear of Pain with Movement back pain catastrophizing fear avoidance model freedom from pain hip pain kinesiophobia pain management pain relief pain treatment the pain free athlete Aug 06, 2020

 

 Kinesiophobia: “the avoidance of activity because you fear it will cause pain.”

--Norman J. Marcus, MD

While I was talking with one of my clients who had suffered from back pain for over four years, he realized that only when distracted did he not have pain with...

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Foot and Ankle Injuries Often Lead to Chronic Pain ankle injury ankle pain ankle rehab back pain egoscue method exercises for shoulder pain foot injury foot pain foot rehab gait abnormalities gait mechanics groin pain heel pain hip pain injury rehab postural restoration si pain the pain free athlete walking walking form Oct 16, 2019

Have you ever sprained your ankle?

It is a common injury, with 2 million acute ankle sprains happening each year in the US! In addition, it is the most common injury suffered by college athletes making up 15% of all injuries in this population.
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Food Allergies/Sensitivities and Joint Health allergic reaction back pain diet food allergy food intolerance food sensitivity inflammation inflammatory foods joint pain joint sweeling neck pain nutrition pain free athlete Aug 22, 2019

Is your diet keeping you in pain?

 For two of my clients, unknown food allergies/sensitivities caused inflammation. This inflammation hindered their ability to heal. Each improved with our posture therapy work together. However, they could not fully recover until they made dietary changes to...

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3 Exercises for Pain Free Gardening aching muscles back pain fitness outdoor activity planting crops soreness the pain free athlete weeding Jun 06, 2019

Please enjoy this re-print of my article that was published in the May 2019 Moab Happenings.

Spring is here! Now is the time to prepare the soil for your garden! Unfortunately, this can mean spending several hours bent over with your hands in the dirt, pulling weeds and planting. Weeding and...

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Many Athletes are Dysfunctional! athletic injury back pain balance egoscue egoscue method pain free athlete shoulder pain Mar 18, 2015

Did you see it? Professional golfer Tiger Woods pulled out of the first round of the Farmers Open last month due to back pain. Why? Because of a lack of glute activation. In an interview, he actually acknowledged it.

“My glutes are shutting off and they they don’t activate and then...

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Gravity and Back Pain back pain heal back pain heal yourself measure posture posture alignment posture therapy self healing standing posture Aug 29, 2014

Gravity: it’s a constant, unrelenting force. It pushes down on your body all day long. If you are not vertically aligned against this continuous pressure, not only will you fail to build your bones (see my blog Prevent Osteoporosis with Aligned Posture), but you may also suffer back pain.

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Relieve Back Pain with Foundation Training back back ache back pain heal back pain lower back pain Mar 04, 2014

I continually want to provide you with tools to help you take care of your body and reduce your pain. However, that's not as easy as it sounds. In other words, I know that not every approach is going to work for everyone. So, having a variety of options is essential in healing. Here's one option....

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Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom back pain chronic pain freedom from pain heal back pain heal yourself posture alignment Dec 04, 2013

I've heard a saying regarding pain in the body, “the victim screams while the criminal is silent.”

Anatomy Trains Book Cover

When Tom Myers, internationally known fascia expert and author of Anatomy Trains, said this, he was referring to the interconnected relationships between the soft tissues in the body....

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Keep Your Fascia in Shape with Foam Rolling back pain chronic pain foam rolling pain free athlete self healing the pain free athlete Dec 19, 2012

Although we all learned anatomy as separate muscles doing individual jobs recent research is showing this may not be the way our bodies work at all. Tom Myers, a leader in this field and author of the book Anatomy Trains contends that the body is an integrated whole connected through a...

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Back Pain and Spinal Posture back ache back pain heal back pain heal yourself lower back pain Oct 23, 2012

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

Several painful back conditions – stenosis, disc bulge or herniation, spondylolisthesis and sciatica – are due to improper spinal alignment.

Proper Spinal Alignment

Consisting of 33 bones...

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