This video includes a series of mobility and strengthening exercises for the neck and shoulders. These exercises are a great progression from last week’s focus on the thoracic spine.
Some of the exercises featured in this video are progressions and require you to master the basic movement pattern before attempting the more challenging options.
With the hockey season underway, we will be sharing some content over the next several weeks that will focus on specific areas of the body to help optimize overall function.
This week we focus on the foot and ankle. Grab a lacrosse ball and join us while we work the lower legs to optimize their function and mobility.
Gluteal muscles (our bum muscles) are often tight from a specific workout, activity or from long durations sitting. When these muscle are tight they make it harder for our hip and pelvic joints to move correctly. Therefore, it is crucial to continually work on them to keep them loose. Check out these videos where Dr. Sly demonstrates how to foam roll these muscles to help loosen them up.
Do you have a tight IT band? Have you ever tried to “roll it out” to loosen it up? If so, you know how painful it can be and how most often your IT band stays tight. The goal of IT rolling is to promote the IT band’s ability to slide over the the muscle it sits on (quadricep muscle).
It is very common to have tight adductor muscles, or better known as your groin muscles. When these muscles are tight or overactive it leads to dysfunctional movement patterns in the hip and low back area.