Jillian Kelly’s Story

Jillian Kelly’s Success Story Jillian Dances Her Heart Out Dancing ballet is as physically demanding as it is beautiful. Limited mobility can not only hinder an ensemble, where uniformity is key, but also lead to pain or injury. While foot and ankle injuries may be among the most common in dancers (Trentacosta et al. 2017), […]

Daniel Poulos’ Story

Daniel Poulos’ Success Story From Knee Pain to Running Getting older should not mean you have to give up doing the things you love, like playing your favorite sport, or even just walking or running around your neighborhood. Take Dan for example: he refused to let his mobility issues and pain prevent him from setting […]

Dan Wood’s Story

Dan Wood’s Success Story Dan’s Back at the Gym and Moving Better Than Ever As we age, we’re told it’s normal to feel tighter, more rigid in our movements, and maybe a little slower. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Dan certainly didn’t let tightness and pain stay in his way. Seven years […]

Oliver Jay’s Story

Oliver Jay’s Success Story Oliver Gets Two Herniated Discs For His Birthday As if turning 30 at the height of a global pandemic wasn’t enough, Oliver threw out his back and herniated discs L4 and L5, in the summer of 2020. While not quite the birthday he had in mind, he was fortunate to have […]

The Truth About Stretching

Stretch Mobility Coach Founder, Kim Nartker, Stages a Stretching Intervention When the body pops, creaks, and aches, it’s trying to tell us something. Kim Nartker, Founder and CEO of Stretch Physical Therapy and Total Wellness, interprets the body’s language of pain and gets to the root of what is causing it. Kim’s innovative stretch methods […]

Making Excuses

  Too often we make small excuses that can lead us down the road to frustration from unmet goals. We think that making a small excuse today for not moving our bodies, not strengthening our bodies or not eating well is okay and we justify by telling ourselves that our bodies need rest. While rest […]

Shin Splints- What they are, how they develop and how to get rid of them

Have your shins been painful during and after running lately? You may be dealing with medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints. Let’s discuss what shin splints are, how they develop, and how you can get over them so you can get back to your favorite activities pain-free!   What are shin […]

Rotator cuff impingement: Treat the cause not the symptoms

The use of posture management and scapula stabilization exercises to improve rotator cuff impingement outcomes. What is Rotator Cuff Impingement? Impingement occurs when the rotator cuff tendons get pinched in the space between the arm bone (humerus) and the arch of the shoulder blade (acromion) in a region within the joint which is called the […]

Exercises for Chronic Low Back Pain

Benefits of core exercise progression, balance activities, and dynamic movement exercise to overcome chronic low back pain. Progression of exercises, balance activities and dynamic movements.  There are many causes of low back pain; it can be the result of a range of conditions that affect the muscles, joints, ligaments, discs or nerves. Regardless of cause, […]