Tag Archives: posture
true hip flexor stretch

The True Hip Flexor Stretch

The hip flexor stretch has become a very popular stretch in the fitness and sports performance world, and rightly so considering how many people live their lives in anterior pelvic tilt. However, this seems to be one of those stretches that I see a lot of people either performing incorrectly or too aggressively.

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scapula cheerleader exercise

A Simple Exercise for the Scapula, Posterior Chain, and Posture

Next time you are looking for a drill to enhance scapular control, posterior chain strength, and postural awareness, try this exercise.

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static and dynamic scapula position

The Curious Case of the Wiggles

This post features my summary and comments on an interesting video case of scapular winging.

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Scapula Exercises

3 Myths of Scapula Exercises

Scapula exercises are very common and usually a needed component to any rehabilitation or corrective exercise program. Like anything else, there seems to be a few commonly accepted themes related to scapular exercises that many people take for hard fast rules. No program is right everyone! Here are 3 myths of scapular exercises that I thought would good to discuss.

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chin nod with shoulder w exercise

Integrating Upper Cervical Flexion with Postural Exercises

Just like any other aspect of our rehabilitation and corrective exercise programs, the ultimate goal should be to groove motor patterns with simple exercises and slowly integrate them into more complex functional movement patterns. While the chin nod is a great choice to work on upper cervical flexion in those with postural adaptations and an upper body cross syndrome, it is really only a small part of the pattern. This video demos the integration of the chin nod with the shoulder W exercise.

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Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises

Simple Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises Everyone Can Perform

There are many variations of thoracic spine mobility exercises and drills. Many of them are great, but not for everyone. Here is a collection of thoracic spine mobility exercises that you can try with your patients and clients, including my preferred technique and a simple thoracic spine mobility exercises that is easy for everyone to perform.

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