Hamstring stretch with a strap
"Physical Performance At A Young Age"
Dr. Abel Rendon, D.Sc, DPT, PT fell in love with physical performance at an early age. Involved in all varsities through his high school years, it began to pave the way into a therapeutic career. A college academic advisor counseled him to merge his love of sport and science which directed him into a pursuit of Physical Therapy. Dr. Rendon was accepted to the first entry level doctorate class of Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University in 2003. He finished his 1st Clinical Doctorate in 2006, and completed a 2nd Academic Doctorate in 2011 in the field of Physical Therapy. He has continued to learn and teach advanced manual techniques in Whole Body Fascial Stretching, Connective Tissue Facilitation, Neuromuscular Re education, and Therapeutic Exercise. [...]
As a clinician, educator, sports enthusiast, and patient, I have come across many different descriptions and explanations of what ‘MYOFASCIAL RELEASE’ is, and I can honestly tell you that it is a bit overwhelming to hear so many uneducated and mis informed publications produced, so many mis leading marketing specific messages. Nonetheless, it sometimes needs to be released out into the public and then the public over time comes to an understanding of what it is by practice rather than by message. [...]
With staggering numbers that state 80% of adults have experienced low back pain in their lives it boggles my mind at the compliancy that has come into the ‘standard norm’. When did having pain become a social standard, like a badge of honor or an acceptable standard of health? [...]
Length Over Strength
I was approached the other day and asked “What do you do?”, in which, I replied: I help people correct their movement dysfunction. When thinking about movement dysfunction, it’s useful to classify pain and injury in 3 categories; which I have arranged in most commonly seen in the clinic: [...]
“I’ve had hip pain on my Right side for 2 yrs.” Said a frustrated Nicole (age 44), who injured her hip during a soccer game 2 years ago. She’s been suffering from the deep ‘tooth-ache’ feeling in her Right hip (literally a pain in her butt, or right on her sitting bone” which would show up every time she would sit for a prolonged period of time or bend forward. [...]
Plantar fasciitis… to people outside of the medical world, the name itself gives very little away. But, while its title might be a mouthful, its symptoms are certainly a lot more familiar: stabbing pains, and burning, aching, and dull discomfort throughout the bottom of the foot are but some of it’s well known trademarks. Many people suffer from plantar fasciitis on a daily basis, yet its causes and treatment might surprise you. If you’re one of the millions of people worldwide who struggle to overcome this affliction, keep reading – we’re here to tell you everything there is to know! [...]
Can Scar Tissue’s Effects Be Fixed?
Scar tissue can be an ongoing hindrance for many of us. From an obstacle when it comes to movement, to a constant stretching feeling, dealing with scar tissue is oftentimes a daily, frustrating struggle. Luckily, you don’t have to fight that battle alone, and the happy truth is that you can overcome your nemesis. In this post, we’re the exposing truth behind scar tissue, and revealing how you can say goodbye to the nagging, pulling, stiff sensations left in the wake of physical injury. [...]