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Pain

Pain

A note on pain. Many people, including clinicians think that when there is pain there is tissue damage. Or that there is muscular weakness. This is not necessarily true 100% of the time. You can be in pain and not have been injured. You can be in pain and have no...

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Medical Advice

Medical Advice

"Don't ask social media for medical advice. Ask a medical professional." -Dewey Nielson This is a common theme we see day-in and day-out on the interwebs. Everyone wants free advice. And a lot of people on Instagram give away this advice as if they are 100% confident...

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Pelvic Floor: Leaking

Pelvic Floor: Leaking

ATTENTION ALL FEMALES! It is not normal to urinate or leak when sneezing, laughing, coughing, or exercising! "Leaking" is a very common issue that we hear as healthcare providers and strength coaches from our female clients and patients. However, common does not mean...

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Deadlifting Bad for Your Back?

Deadlifting Bad for Your Back?

Have you been told that deadlifting is bad for your back? If the person who told you this is your personal trainer, doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor, then it's time to find a new one. Deadlifting is not back for the back! However, it may be "bad" for your...

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Core Strengthening

Core Strengthening

There are so many ways to challenge your core strength other than sit-ups! Sit-ups aren't necessarily good or bad, but they may not be right for you. Dr. Jen had a patient the other day who had lower back pain for going on a year. This patient was doing a combination...

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Movement Options

Movement Options

"Instead of pointing out everything that is wrong, point out everything that is right." -Dr. Greg Lehman Our assessment isn't only about finding out what's wrong. It's also about finding everything that you're great at. Finding things that you're great at, as well as...

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Knees Past Toes

Knees Past Toes

Have you ever been told your knees shouldn't go past your toes? Or have you said that to your clients/patients? Do you have any idea why that became one of the "Exercise Commandments" that we all must follow at all times? 1) Question everything you hear that is...

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Chiropractic vs Physical Therapy

Chiropractic vs Physical Therapy

Some patients schedule with one of us solely based on our license. While that’s totally fine, we wanted to make it clear that the way the two of us practice at Movement Upgraded is nearly identical. We believe the two professions should be the same profession. The...

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Pain

Lacrosse Ball Smashing

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting a different result." -Albert Einstein Are you constantly smashing your tissues with a lacrosse ball? Do you always find yourself rolling out your entire body with a foam roller? While there's...

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Training is a Pendulum

Training is a Pendulum

Don't swing too far to either side. Find a balance. Find what works for you, what you enjoy, and what makes your body feel awesome. It's that simple. There was a point in time that we thought biceps curls were dumb and old school. A time when we thought that olympic...

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Principle-Based Training

Principle-Based Training

"The world of fitness is very confused, and what I attempt to do is bring principle based training. So when you understand the principles, the applications are many. And the applications are easy." -Pavel Tsatsouline If you understand the principles, the applications...

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Follow-Up Visits

Follow-Up Visits

What should you expect at your initial and follow-up visits with us at Movement Upgraded? 1) Expect one-on-one sessions! You will receive individual care from Dr. Jen or Dr. Ryan. 30-60 minutes for follow-ups, and 90 minutes initially. This is rare! Most physical...

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Core Strengthening

Core Training

Some coaches argue that core training isn't necessary. Their reasoning is often because heavy squats, deadlifts, and other compound lifts challenge the core enough. While these lifts definitely utilize the core and impose great demands on the musculature, we couldn't...

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Patient Education

Patient Education

We take pride in educating all of our patients. Or should we say, re-educating our patients?! So many patients come to us thinking that they're broken or doomed. They may be afraid of certain movements or exercises. They may think that deadlifting is bad for their...

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Stretching

Stretching

Do you really need to stretch every day?! If you have a flexibility/mobility limitation, then stretching daily may be beneficial. But eventually you should normalize your joints' ranges of motion through this stretching. And once you have normalized those ranges, do...

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