Exercise Hacks Ep. 11 – Train the Abdominal Slings for a Functional Core

Two common sites for pain and movement problems are the low back and sacroiliac (SI) joints. The SI joints are a common site for sensitivity due to biomechanical overload. Once we have screened for sensitivities, pain generators and movement dysfunction, the presence of SI joint dysfunction is often found along with poor abdominal sling function. […]

Are You Receiving Value in Your Treatment or Training?

The combination of chiropractic/manual therapy and massage therapy paired with smart training can make a profound impact on any musculoskeletal condition you may be dealing with. There’s tremendous value in care and training that focuses on the goals and outcomes you care about. You place a value on your health or performance and you should […]

Exercise Hacks Ep. 10 – Loaded Progression for Shin Box Get-Up

Keeping with the concept of core stability and hip mobility, the shin box has become a popular drill for improving hip rotation, eccentric loading of the hips, as well as reinforcing ideal intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and core stability. Ideally the shin box is performed in a progression of static to dynamic variations. Progressions are dependent […]

5 Reasons Not to Be Skeptical of Chiropractors

You’ve thought about seeing a chiropractor before, but have hesitated because you: Heard it was “BS” or “quackery” Thought that once you start going, you’ll have to go for life Were afraid of being adjusted Thought they just won’t be able to help Let’s first address the reality that all chiropractors are not the same. […]

Exercise Hacks Ep. 8 – Breathing and Bracing

Ideal movement and optimal strength development first begins with using the diaphragm as the primary muscle for respiration and for Intra-abdominal Pressure (IAP) or what is also known as the abdominal brace. A frequent piece of feedback we receive at GP is that much of what we coach is the opposite of what most people […]

3 Common Reasons for Low Back Pain

According to research conducted by Dr. Stuart McGill, “People with back pain actually have stronger backs than people without back pain, so weakness is not the culprit.” In our experience in both treating and training individuals suffering from low back pain, there are three common factors that seems to play a central role: 1) Breathing […]

Exercise Hacks Ep. 7 – Core Stability for Shoulder Mobility

In this video we discuss a very relevant truth when it comes to the shoulder – sometimes your shoulder pain is not a shoulder problem. The inability to properly stabilize the rib cage and pelvis as well as having adequate movement in the thoracic spine can result in problems associated with the shoulder blade or […]