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Move Better and Feel Better

by Dr. Aaron Jones

Feel our best to be our best

We are better in all aspects of our life when we aren’t dealing with pain. Pain puts us on high alert. It’s a threat in our mind’s interpretation, and it occupies brain bandwidth, preventing us from being able to focus on what is essential. In today’s culture, we praise the athlete who plays through a…

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Will Improving Spinal Flexibility help with Low Back Pain?

It is a common assumption that those with the best flexibility are the least prone to pain, but this isn’t the case. Stu McGill, a spine researcher out of Canada, says when you are looking at spinal muscle strength, spinal muscle endurance, and spinal flexibility, muscle endurance is the most predictive of low back pain….

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Is Low Back Pain Normal?

“Everyone has low back pain”. “It’s just because you’re getting older”. “You just have to live with it”.   Maybe you’ve heard these statements or something similar regarding low back pain.  Unfortunately, low back pain is exceedingly common in today’s world. There are a number of reasons for this, which we will get into in…

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Recovery on a Budget

There are tons of recovery options available to athletes and active people, especially with today’s technology.  Athletes can spend their non-training time in a hyperbaric or cryotherapy chamber, spend as much on supplements as many families spend on groceries in a month and buy all kinds of gadgets and gizmos on Amazon that are supposed…

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How to Get the Most from Self Massage

Soft-tissue self massage has a lot to offer athletes. It can help improve mobility, decrease pain and improve recovery from intense exercise. The number of gadgets, gizmos and instruments continues to grow. Before I get into the basics, a word of caution. If you have an injury, I recommend self massage in conjunction with treatment…

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Improve your sleep; improve your performance

It’s true. There are people who can get by on 4-5 hours of sleep per night. I hate to break it to you, but odds are you’re not one of them. They’re the exception, not the rule. Most of us need 7-8 hours per night in order to be at our best. You can’t out-diet,…

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“Sit up straight!” Does Your Posture Affect Your Performance?

Did your mother ever nag you about sitting up straight? Maybe a teacher did? Other than aesthetics, why does posture matter and how does it affect your performance? Poor posture creates muscular imbalances. Sitting with slouched shoulders and head forward–we’ve all been there. Vladimir Janda termed this Upper Cross Syndrome. It’s particularly common for anyone…

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How to Keep Mental Stress at Bay While You’re Injured

Physical injury and mental stress A physical injury can have a profound impact on our mental state. It throws off our training plans and can cut us off from the social support of workout classes, running groups or gym buddies. If we go to the extreme and avoid activity altogether, we deprive our bodies of…

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How the Brain Factors Into Recovery?

“How much longer until this heals?” Patience is tough when you’re healing from an injury. It always seems to take longer than you’d like to get back your workouts. Why is this? In part, because there are are two parts to physical injuries: Tissue damage. The brain’s response to the injury. This includes compensating (limping,…

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