Balance uses visual, vestibular, and somatosensory (proprioception mainly) systems to maintain a line of gravity from a base of support, minimizing lateral sway from that equilibrium. Balance, an often over-looked component of fitness, is a skill that can be tested and improved in a range of ways. One such way that we advocate for is using an unstable surface or specially-designed tool, like the Strongboard Balance Board
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The largest joint in the human body, it is a hinge joint of the lower extremities that allows flexion, extension, and slight internal/external rotation. Stresses of the knee include weight-bearing, extension-locking, and impacts, twists, and turns.
Your shoulder joint does not act in isolation to create movement in your arm. The muscles of your shoulder and scapula ( shoulder blade ) act together to create all movements of the arm.
Often the importance of strengthening the muscles controlling the shoulder blade is forgotten. Having a strong, stable, and well moving scapula is important for all baseball, basketball, swimming, overhead lifting or any sport involving the arm.
With tennis and golf season underway, tennis elbow and golfers elbow are common overuse injuries. Click read more to learn about, what these injuries are and how to treat them.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common injury of the wrist and hand. Check out this article to learn more about why carpal tunnel occurs and how it is treated!
If you play and throwing sports or lift weights overhead shoulder mobility is extremely important. Check out this post on some tips for how to improve overhead shoulder mobility and why it is important.
A shoulder impingement is a common shoulder injury. If you experience shoulder pain, check out this post to learn more about what exactly a shoulder impingement is, and what type of exercises can help strengthen the shoulder
Text neck, is an overuse injury caused by repetitively looking down at a cellphone or other device, that places excessive strain on the neck. Read more below to learn how this often the cause of neck, shoulder and upper back pain and how you can correct it.
A lack of thoracic (upper back) mobility can lead to neck, low back and shoulder pain, especially in office workers with sedentary jobs. Check out this article to learn more about why thoracic mobility is important and how to improve it.