Hip Impingement Exercises

What is Hip Impingement? Hip Impingement is a condition where the front of the hip is compressed/pinched. (This generally occurs when the hip is flexed past 90 degrees.) It can lead to issues such as labral tears, cartilage wear and premature arthritis. It is also referred to as Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI). What causes Hip Impingement? … Read more Hip Impingement Exercises

Elbow Tendonitis Exercises (UPDATED 2020)

What is Elbow Tendonitis? It is the inflammation of the tendons in the elbow. This can result in pain, swelling and/or stiffness in the elbow. Types (Based on Location Of Pain) 1. Lateral Epicondylitis (“Tennis Elbow”) The affected structures are located on the outer surface of the elbow. These following tendons are part of the … Read more Elbow Tendonitis Exercises (UPDATED 2020)

Shoulder Impingement Exercises (UPDATED 2020)

Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net What is Shoulder Impingement? Shoulder Impingement is the compression of the following structures in the shoulder: Subacromial bursa Supraspinatus tendon [See Video] As a result – this can lead to painful conditions such as: 1. Subacromial bursitis Let’s break it down into simpler terms: a) Subacromial = “underneath the acromion”. (The … Read more Shoulder Impingement Exercises (UPDATED 2020)

How To Fix Hunchback Posture (Thoracic Kyphosis)

What is Hunchback posture (Thoracic Kyphosis)? Hunchback Posture (also known as having a pronounced Thoracic Kyphosis) is where the upper back is excessively rounded forward. The thoracic spine forms a curved-like appearance (… which resembles the letter “C”). What causes Thoracic Kyphosis? a) Slouched sitting position Think about it: What is your posture throughout the … Read more How To Fix Hunchback Posture (Thoracic Kyphosis)

Quadratus Lumborum stretch (12 Different exercises)

“What is the best Quadratus Lumborum stretch? (Short cut: Click here to go straight to the stretches!) The Quadratus Lumborum (or QL for short) is a muscle that is located on both sides of the lumbar spine. (… and if you have ever had any lower back pain, it is safe to assume that this … Read more Quadratus Lumborum stretch (12 Different exercises)

How to fix Winged Scapula (UPDATED 2020)

What is a Winged Scapula? A Winged Scapula (Scapula Alata) is when the medial (inner) border of the shoulder blade protrudes off the rib cage. (Ideally – it should sit completely flat!) Scapular winging can be observed in: Normal resting posture (static) and/or Certain shoulder movements (dynamic). Why you should address it A winged scapula may lead … Read more How to fix Winged Scapula (UPDATED 2020)

How to fix Hyperlordosis (Arched back)

What is Hyperlordosis? Hyperlordosis refers to the excessive arch in the lower back. It involves hyper extension in the lumbar spine. What causes Hyperlordosis? I will be addressing each of the 7 causes of Hyperlordosis in the exercise section. 1. Tight/Overactive muscles Tight and/or overactive muscles in the lower back region will pull the lower back … Read more How to fix Hyperlordosis (Arched back)