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Pilates for low back pain

A more classically focused Pilates program will included exercises to focus on the following principles: breathing, flow, precision, centering, concentration, control, alignment and integration. Pilates for low back pain: Many teachers will now agree that the term ‘core’ doesn’t refer to your stomach muscles and that having a ‘strong core’ is more about a functional …

Pain in the neck?

Pain in the neck? We all have (had) a pain in our neck. Neck pain can be referred to the upper back and shoulders and often the location of the neck pain is not where the source of your pain is coming from. Read this great article: http://www.themanualtherapist.com/2016/07/cloward-sign-cervical-referral-patterns.html Sian Smale does a great job reviewing …

Tight hip flexors?

I am sure we’ve all heard this plenty of times before from our clients but, when I hear “my hip flexor are tight and they need to be stretched”, I’m thinking: What do you mean by ‘hip flexor’? Which hip flexor? Why do you hips feel so tight and when do you feel this tightness? Do you …

What is Evidence-Based Practice and Why Is It Important?

What is Evidence Based Practice? What is Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and why is it important? At Reset-Wellness we believe that our programs should be based on the best research out there. EBP is made up of 3 components that together make for the best outcomes. Research. What does clinical evidence teach us? We use …

The Relationship Between the FMS and Injury Risk

    The Relationship Between the FMS and Injury Risk As the The Functional Movement Screening has become more popular, some have used this Assessment for purposes it was not intended. It was NOT intended to: By itself be a comprehensive system for injury risk Determine a medical diagnosis or precisely pinpoint where the problem …

Kettlebells for Lower Cross Syndrome

Kettlebells for Lower Cross Syndrome: The kettlebell swing exercise not only gets you in shape, it also has a corrective effect on one of the most common dysfunctional lifestyle patterns of the western world! The lower cross syndrome was first described by Janda, one of the early gurus on the physical therapy world. We have …

FITNESS TRENDS 2016

Reset Wellness is keeping up with the trends in Health and Fitness: HIIT: part of every workout we do Bodyweight training: we offer TRX Outcomes: using FMS to identify your areas of improvement and then we re-assess to see if we accomplished our goals Outdoor activities: when weather permits we train out door Core Training: We …

Dynamic Warmup

Dynamic Warmup Dynamic exercises have many benefits. Static stretching and foam rolling are beneficial as well, but are better used after exercises. Dynamic Warmup, prior to exercises, gets your body prepared for activity. Aside from elevating your heart rate, these exercises get your body moving in a coordinated pattern. You’re activating your muscles for what is …

Tall Kneeling

First of all, we’ve long used tall-kneeling and half-kneeling maneuvers as corrective exercises.  Why?  The position is just as important as the pattern.  The position sets up the posture.  The pattern sets up the movement. Positions and postures need to have integrity, and patterns of movement need to have economy, or efficiency. Posture is key, …

Half kneeling for Hip and Ankle

Hopefully, you’ve practiced some of the tall kneeling stuff and are ready to progress to half kneeling. In half kneeling, we’re going to bring one knee up.  We’re going to leave the down leg in the exact same position and almost draw a perpendicular line from the mid-shaft of your lower leg through the heel and …