What Causes Plantar Fasciitis and How do I Get Rid of It?
Written by Nuno Costa

One of the more common injuries with running is Plantar Fasciitis and it shows up in the form of heel pain (you will know it if you have it). The pain is not fun and it is most noticeable first thing in the morning. The thick band of tissue, which is called the plantar fascia, runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to the toes. When you have plantar fasciitis that thick band of tissue becomes inflamed.

8 Mobility Exercises to Help Combat Your Sitting Problem
Written by Dr. Michael Tancini, Ground to Overhead Physical Therapy

If you missed last week’s blog, Four Recommendations to Limit Sitting, I’d recommend checking that out before proceeding to these stretches to combat your sitting problem. Once you’re ready to combat your sitting problem with these stretches, consistency is key! Dedicate 10-15 minutes daily working on your mobility. You did not get stiff overnight and large-permanent mobility changes will not happen in one session. Large mobility gains take a while to attain.

Do You Mobilize Your Latae? You Should if You Have Tight Glutes
Written By Cat Blatner

Well, this is your tensor fascia latae (TFL) of course! This muscle is active during internal rotation of the femur. Often times athletes will have a hard time activating the glutes and achieving external rotation in the hips if this muscle is too tight and immobile. The TFL also attaches to the iliotibial band and can create pain in the knees if it is too restricted in movement. (See previous post about IT band tightness)

Try the above drill using a lacrosse ball to achieve movement in your TFL!

Dumbbell Overhead Squat: Exposing Mobility Sins in the Highest Level Athletes
Written by Dr. Michael Tancini

With single-arm dumbbell overhead squats at the CrossFit Regionals this year, you’re going to see some mobility holes exposed in some really awesome athletes.

The bottom position of a single-arm dumbbell overhead squat is an extremely demanding position to get into. The mobility and stability requirements for this position are huge. You’ve got to have the mobility to get into the position before you can even think about trying to be stable in the position.

Dumbbell Overhead Squat: Exposing Mobility Sins in the Highest Level Athletes
Written by Dr. Michael Tancini

With single-arm dumbbell overhead squats at the CrossFit Regionals this year, you’re going to see some mobility holes exposed in some really awesome athletes.

The bottom position of a single-arm dumbbell overhead squat is an extremely demanding position to get into. The mobility and stability requirements for this position are huge. You’ve got to have the mobility to get into the position before you can even think about trying to be stable in the position.