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Does stretching work? Outside Magazine examines this common practice.

Does stretching work? Outside Magazine examines this common practice. Many people stretch.   Stretching is part of Yoga and runners for years would stretch before running, although the practice has been losing fans in favor of pre-run warmup exercises. It has long been assumed that stretching improves flexibility.  While this may be true in growing children, we now know that fascia not only controls movement but also is involved in tightness.   The fascia is like an exoskeleton in the human body and is made up of hyaluronic acid which does not stretch.  Fascia can only be stretched once it is elevated Read More »

Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises, and some advice from Dr. C.

Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises and some advice from Dr. C. There are a number of exercises someone can do to improve shoulder function and reduce pain.   Many of our patients are familiar with the maneuvers we teach to improve shoulder mobility and overall function and strength. I recently found a magazine article published in Outside Magazine that features several shoulder exercises that can improve shoulder mobility while reducing pain.   Most shoulder rehabilitation articles ignore the effect the lower body has on the shoulder works and functions.    Shoulder capsule and impingement type syndromes are the most common dysfunctions Read More »