You wake up, roll over and prepare to stand when a sharp pain hits in your back and continues from that moment onward… all day at your desk, in the car, on the couch... The thought of exercise curls your toes. What’s wrong, you think? Diagnosis: weak butt syndrome.
Commonly, we let our backsides slide and we can thank our sedentary, technological lifestyle for letting our largest most metabolically active muscles turn into couch pillows. From sport to everyday activity, the Gluteals, “glutes” for short are essential for power, endurance, function, and pain prevention.
These days, there’s a lot of discussion and investigation surrounding proper running form, and more people than ever are trying to fix their form in the hopes of preventing injuries and increasing time and distance. There are a number of schools of thought, such as Minimalism and Chi Running, each of which has its converts. BUT… how do you know if your form needs fixing?
Hand and finger pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness taking the fun out of your function? You may be suffering from a common condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
CTS is the most common upper extremity nerve compression syndrome, occurring in a percent of the population, with 7.2% primarily related to occupational work-related injuries and repetitive type upper arm, hand and finger motions.
It’s summer in the Rockies... a time for fun in the sun! But do you suffer from neck, back, or joint pain? Are you struggling to stay aﬂoat with your workouts and exercise? Set sail in an aquatic ﬁtness or therapeutic regimen and ﬂoat your way to ﬁtness!
On any given day, the Colorado landscape is spotted with running enthusiasts of all ages and intensities. Running for health-related purposes is one of the best documented exercises to increase cardiovascular and general health as well as weight loss. Despite its health beneﬁts, concern has been raised about whether impact exercise such as running can cause osteoarthritis, primarily in the hip and knee.