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Exercise of the week: Supine knee extension stretch

This is a good, easy way to improve your knee extension if you are unable to straighten it all the way. You should be able to extend the shin so that it is in line with the femur (0 degrees … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Towel inversion/eversion stretch

Similar to last week’s stretch https://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/exercise-of-the-week-towel-ankle-dorsiflexion-stretch/, this is an easy way to improve your ankle range of motion, especially if you are non-weightbearing. Often when you are recovering from a foot or ankle injury or surgery, you will need safe … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Supine hip flexion (knee to chest)

This is an easy range of motion activity to maintain your hip flexion.  Lie on your back, and maintaining a neutral spine, draw one knee into chest. You may feel a stretch behind the hip or under the leg. If … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Lumbar

A third way to improve or maintain your lumbar mobility is the prone press-up.  You perform this exercise by lying on your stomach.  Start by placing your hands with palms down under your shoulders with your forearms in contact with … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Lumbar

Another way to improve or maintain your lumbar mobility is the sidelying lumbar rotation stretch.  Lie on your back and bring one knee across your body so that your feel a gentle twist in your lower back and a slight … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Thoracic

This week’s activity to increase thoracic mobility is using a foam roller.  You can use a foam roller in a couple different ways in order to stretch and mobilize your thoracic spine. The first is positioning it perpendicularly to your … 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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