Exercises

Balance Exercises Featuring the Strongboard

Balance Exercises Featuring the Strongboard

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

Knee Pain: Everything You Kneed to Know

Knee Pain: Everything You Kneed to Know

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.

Importance of Scapular Stability

Importance of Scapular Stability

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. 

Importance of overhead mobility for weightlifting and throwing sports

Importance of overhead mobility for weightlifting and throwing sports

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.

Importance of Thoracic (Upper Back) Mobility for Office Workers

Importance of Thoracic (Upper Back) Mobility for Office Workers

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.

Exercises to treat an inversion ankle sprain

Exercises to treat an inversion ankle sprain

Your ankle is a complex joint between your leg and foot made of multiple ligaments. These, like all ligaments in the human body, provide stability, send information to your brain, and direct how your joint moves. An injury in 1 or more of these ankle joint ligaments is exactly what an ankle sprain is.

Advanced TRX exercises from Gabriel Wong

Advanced TRX exercises from Gabriel Wong

The TRX Suspension training is a tool we love at WestcoastSCI. Check out our founder Gabriel demonstrating some advanced exercises using the TRX.