Element Mobility: Is It Poor Mobility or Stability Affecting Your Overhead?

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Hey everyone! Today we’re going to talk about getting overhead. I see a lot of people with stiffness in their overhead position. For some athletes though if I drop the weight and focus on an active shoulder they can get there! So the question is are you doing too much mobility and not enough strengthening?   We are situated on our knees to get rid of the demands of the lower body and focus on our positioning! Until next week check out Element Therapy + on FB


Element Therapy: Pain in the Knee? It’s all in the Hips!

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By Christina Nowak BSc, MScPT, CSCS Knee injuries are extremely prevalent among athletes and working adults. The traumatic ACL and meniscus injuries get the spotlight but one of the most common knee injuries, especially among endurance athletes is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or PFPS. PFPS is pain in and around the knee cap. It is much more common in women than in men with women accounting for almost 70% of cases (1). Persons with PFPS have pain that increases with sitting too long, squatting, kneeling and climbing stairs (2). So what causes it? In this case the jury is still out. A systematic review published in 2013 tried to delve into the factors that lead to PFPS. Some of the factors that they had found were decreased strength of the knee, the angle of the hip to the knee, decreased muscular …