Acute Low Back Pain with Sciatica Treatment


Disc herniations and bulges can heal without surgery. Expert neurosurgeons will tell you the same thing. Yet why most elect for surgery is they never find conservative treatment that solves the problem. We must identify the underlying reasons WHY the disc herniated or became sensitive. Often these reasons deal with improper movement and postures that […]

If You Don’t Have a License, Stay in Your Lane


Personal trainers or strength coaches don’t have a license to diagnose, treat, or manage musculoskeletal conditions. Yet some are convinced they can play ‘therapist’ or ‘doctor’ on the regular. While I do agree that it’s important for coaches/trainers to understand pain and how to make appropriate modifications to an exercise plan based on a client/athlete’s […]

Exercise Is What You Do. Movement Is What You Feel.


Movement gets a lot of hype these days and receives plenty of attention in the fitness industry, strength & conditioning industry, and rehabilitative fields. From movement screens to movement coaches, movement is a buzz word it seems some are simply trying to capitalize on. Movement screens don’t prevent injuries, they just give you information. What […]

Tempo Runs for Speed Development


Charlie Francis defined tempo running as running performed at 65-75% of maximal speed. Tempo runs have long been used in the training of sprint athletes to enhance speed training. Outside of sprint athletes, sprinting ability and speed is arguably the most important skill field-based athletes can possess. Yet many have never been introduced to tempo […]

Exercise Hacks Ep. 15 – Fix Tight Hips and Improve Athleticism with Lateral Movement


A common reason for low back pain, hip pain, knee pain is poor functioning hips. What happens to poor functioning hips? They usually get tight. This tightness leads to reduced range of motion and increased likelihood of back, hip, and/or knee pain. Likewise, a common reason for reduced athletic potential is poor functioning hips. The […]