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Exercise of the week: Prone quad stretch

A good way to stretch the quadriceps muscle group is to lie on your stomach and loop a sheet or strap around the top of your foot. This allows you to pull it over your shoulder, providing a stretch through … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Last of the Ski Conditioning Series- Single Leg Deadlift

The single leg deadlift is an exercise that incorporates core and glut activation as well as balance, both of which are critical to good, safe skiing. It is important that you are able to perform a hip hinge properly before … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: My knee hurts, should I try barefoot running?

“Ask a PT” will be a weekly feature on Fridays in our blog, where we answer questions we get from our clients or posters on this site or our Facebook page.  So if you have a question about some sort … Continue reading

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Ask a PT….To Crunch or Not to Crunch?

“Ask a PT” will be a weekly feature on Fridays in our blog, where we answer questions we get from our clients or posters on this site or our Facebook page.  So if you have a question about some sort … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Supine Chop

Do you remember the Half-Kneel Chop, the exercise from last week? http://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/exercise-of-the-week-half-kneel-chop/ After reading yesterday’s post about exercise progression from lying down to standing, you may want to modify this exercise if you are struggling with it. The first level … Continue reading

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Ask a PT….Where you can get advice on pain, injury, or fitness from a physcial therapist.

This will be a weekly feature on Fridays in our blog, where we answer questions we get from our clients or posters on this site or our Facebook page.  So if you have a question about some sort of injury … Continue reading

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Roll For Your Core.

Over the last couple weeks I have written about single leg stance and what me lead to you not having a strong single leg stance.   Standing on one leg is a fundamental movement that we need, we do it every … Continue reading

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Tennis Elbow? I Don’t Play Tennis.

                                                                                                     Lateral epicondylitis is an overuse injury involving the tendons on the outside of the elbow.  Often termed “tennis elbow”, this condition can arise from repetitive movements of the wrist and elbow.  Excessive stress on the wrist extensor and finger … Continue reading

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How Is Your Core Affecting Your Balance?

                                                                                                      Last week we posted an article on whether you could stand solidly on one leg.  Well what does that mean if you can’t?  A number of things can affect your single leg stance.  These include your visual system, your … Continue reading

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