Lateral or outer thigh pain is pretty common. A common treatment is to roll the IT band with a hard roller such as a foam roller. Questions you need to ask are these; is your pain getting better? If not, is the rolling helping? Foam rolling the IT band can be harmful and does not address the underlying cause. This post discusses why we need to stop rolling our thighs.
One quick tip for improving our posture as clinicians in our practice. This simple tool will reduce muscle tension and workload by positioning our pelvis and creating a neutral back position or resting lumbar lordosis.
The problem with core exercise programs is that they typically do not work. Assessing your core and related issues that can affect your core function is the first step. Second, effective training that is unique to each person is important.
Have you ever felt this way? Do you exercise your core only to have increased back tension and even pain? If you want to know why, read more...
This is Part 3 of our COR Strength Screen. Using diagnostic ultrasound we test different activities that should engage your core normally. We are looking for involuntary activation of your core. We will also look at voluntary core activation or tightening your core on demand.
Abdominal bracing for core activation is the foundation for all our future exercises. While it is not the only activity we will be using to get your core to engage it is a good place to start. To determine its effectiveness we use diagnostic ultrasound for Targeted Core Training.