We're soooo close to solving your knee knocking (and the knee pain that comes with it)! 🙌Here's the last installment of our Knee Valgus series, and this one may be a bit familiar! It's the 👻RETURN OF THE GLUTE MED! 👻You'd be surprised how many of our patients suffer from Glute Med weakness 😫and it's too bad because it plays such a major role in your body's overall stability. It's the #2️⃣culprit in developing the knee valgus pattern we're solving today. But your MOVEMENT DOCS know how to fix it: we want to STIMULATE the muscle (with our trusty TFR ball) and then we want to CONTRACT it by use of the clamshell exercise. 💪Once you get your Glute Med's working and your feet standing strong, you'll be well on your way to solving your knee pain (and preventing potential knee injuries like the dreaded ACL tear!) Watch, learn, and be ✨BODY WISE! ✨
Say farewell to knocking knees! We have Step 1 in fixing your KNEE VALGUS pattern on this week's BODY WISE! We like to work from the ground up at BFW, so to start to solve your crashing knees we start at the FEET! 🦶If you'd consider yourself flat-footed, or ever noticed the arch or your foot collapsing inwards we've got news for you. Your feet are OVERPRONATED (i.e. crashing feet!). Today your MOVEMENT DOCS teach you about the tripod of the foot, and how having foot weakness (including arch weakness) can oftentimes lead to over-relying and under-relying on different points. They've also got the exercises to bring you from 'so weak' to 'strong feet'! Watch, learn, and be BODY WISE!
It's time to FIX those CRASHING KNEES! 💥Why do our knees want to crash in anyways? In this upcoming series, your MOVEMENT DOCS will explain why & how to fix what we call the KNEE VALGUS pattern! And believe us- you want to fix it. Not only can this common alignment become ultimately painful, but it puts you at risk of injury (including the dreaded ACL tear 😫). But no need for worried knees! We know the problem here. (Drumroll... please. 🥁) 1️⃣Weak feet + 2️⃣Weak Glute Meds. Lack of strength in these two areas are a recipe for knees that knock- but Nolan and Dom have got exercises to get you standing straight again! (And absolutely pain-free!) Watch, Learn, and be ✨BODY WISE!✨
Sticky shoulders? 🙇♂️Well then, this week's BODY WISE episode is for you! So many of us carry so much tension in our shoulders- it's easy to see how it can lead to a lack of flexibility in this area. 😫But don't fret! Your MOVEMENT DOCS have got the tools you need to get your shoulders un-stuck. Grab your golf clubs or your brooms and watch Nolan and Dom's talk us through how to increase your shoulder range of motion. Watch, learn, and be ✨BODY WISE!✨(Also, watch til the end- you'll get a good chuckle we promise!) 😂😂
👍We've almost solved your IT band pain- the last step in our series? Fixing your GLUTE MAX! This muscle is no joke. In Dr. Lee's words, "it's the largest muscle on your body and we just end up sitting on it all day." 🙈 Without a strong glute max you're destined to continue to experience IT band pain (and probably back pain, knee pain, hip pain, you name it.) But rest assured! Your MOVEMENT DOCS have tips, tricks, and exercises to get your booty goin' again. Watch, learn, and be ✨BODY WISE! ✨
Step 2 in fixing your IT Band pain? 🤔Treat your glute med muscle! You've got to get your glorious side-booty going again. 🤣First, remove the adhesions by using your handy-dandy TFR ball. Then it's time to work on strengthening. 💪 Our fav exercise to start with is the clamshell! Your Movement Docs Nolan and Dom will show you how it's done. 😎Just watch, learn, and be BODY WISE!
We hear it all the time from our patients, "my IT bands are tight!" 😫😩But do you know that the pain you're experiencing down this strip of fascia is actually just a symptom of a much larger issue? 🤔There are THREE main components to IT band pain and in our next BODY WISE series we'll be breaking them down one by one, just for you. 😊 Let your movement docs take you to school 🏫 Watch, learn, and be ✨BODY WISE✨
Who knew? 🤔A weak serratus minor could be the cause of your tight pecs! This week your MOVEMENT DOCS walk you through how these two muscles work together to affect your posture, how to relieve tight pecs, and how to strengthen that serratus minor! 🏋️♀️ Watch, learn, and be ✨BODY WISE ✨
🤔How's your lat mobility? 🤔Can you get your hands overhead without overcompensating by arching your back? Watch this week's ✨BODY WISE✨video and give the LAT TEST a go! No worries if you fail- you know your MOVEMENT DOCS have got your backs with some stretches that will help restore flexibility and movement to your body. Time to stretch it out, baby! 😂Watch, learn, and be BODY WISE!
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