Some patients call it the torture device, others call it a personal massager. “The Stick” happens to be one of the best devices for working tight muscles – especially in the legs. Physical Therapists commonly use the rolling stick with their patients and many gyms encourage members to use them after a workout. At home […]
The plank exercise is not new. But recent plank challenges and the popularity of functional exercises have turned the plank into a “go to” exercise. There are even plank apps that will time and record your progress. Plank exercises are a great way to work your abdominals as well as your entire core. They […]
Unfortunately, injuries do happen. What I’ve learned from my recent injury… Listen to your body!
By Mark DiSalvo, MPT, OCS, MTC, CGFI-MP It was an exciting yet long day this past Saturday working in the medical/ therapy area of the SicFit competition. As the day progressed, I began to notice similarities in the types of competition injuries I was seeing. Overall, there was a lack of pelvic strength […]
Avoid muscle strain and back injury with our 5 keys to lifting. Whether you’re lifting 100 pounds at the gym or a bag of groceries, these tips will keep you safe & reduce your chance of injury!
By Mark DiSalvo, MPT, OCS, MTC, CGFI-MP & Landmark Physical Therapy As a Physical Therapist watching, evaluating & treating Cross Fitters over the past three years, I have found two common predictors of injury. One is improper joint mechanics and the second is poor muscle firing patterns. In a lot of cases, the individual who […]