Injury Prevention

5 Important Tips to Help You Run Pain-Free
A few weeks ago, I was working with a female runner who asked me, “Will I ever run pain-free again?” This is a question that I receive regularly, and one which I have to admit having a really tough time...
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Common Knee Issues and What to Do About Them
Knee discomfort is something that many of us experience during a workout or when performing specific exercises or activities, including squatting, lunging, or running. This experience has prompted many of my clients to ask me what exercises they can do...
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6 Surprising Ways Improving Your Thoracic Spine & Shoulder Mobility Can Help You Reach Your Goals
As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I love when I’m able to find ways to connect the dots between what I teach at the yoga studio and what happens at the gym. I get a little giddy when I...
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Why You Have "Tight" Hips and What to Do About It
You might have experienced hip stiffness and discomfort after a challenging workout, long car ride, or sitting at your desk for several hours. Given that this is a common challenge for fitness professionals and their clients, it’s beneficial to understand...
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How to Train Clients With Low Back Pain
Low back pain is the leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Globally, the prevalence of low back pain has increased 54 percent between 1990 and 2015 [1]. In light of this, it is naive to believe we are doing...
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What Are the Components of a Great Warm-Up?
The basic goals of a warm-up are to prepare the body for exercise and to decrease the chance of injury during training. But on top of that, it’s also great time to start to shift your focus away from everything...
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3 Situations When You Shouldn’t Push Through Pain
If you’ve read any of my work about pain, you might have a good framework on its complexity. If you haven’t read any of my work on pain, I’d encourage you to start here. Knowing when to stop pushing through...
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A Better Understanding of Shoulder Health
The shoulder is amazing, it really is! It is so complex and so interesting. (I know, as an orthopedic surgeon, I am expected to say uncool things like that, but it’s true.) If you have ever experienced shoulder pain when...
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Why Muscle Stiffness Isn't Always Bad (and How to Tell the Difference)
No one wants to be sidelined by pain or injury, which is why you might wonder if something is up when you notice that you don’t have as much flexibility as the instructor in your yoga class, or when your...
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