Therefore, if you want to improve flexibility, you need to incorporate the correct muscle activation.
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About Robert Hodges
Robert Hodges received his bachelor’s degree in biology and minored in chemistry at Lake Forest College. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Robert values a hands-on approach and emphasizing patient participation. He believes that a patient should be well educated with as much information about their injury and the rehabilitation process in order to get the most out of physical therapy. Robert spent his first year out of physical therapy school under the guidance of his first mentor, in which he was able to skillfully hone his manual therapeutic touch. One of Rob's main focuses is the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Being no stranger to injury himself after his collegiate football and rugby career, Robert fully understands your desire to get back in the game of life, and he is ready to get your body stronger than it has ever been.
It’s important to note then, because your time is precious, the correlation between muscle/joint health with your overall well-being. It’s the muscles and joints that owe a large portion of their good health to mobility…
Four months ago, I tried a calisthenics workout for the first time, and it completely changed my life. I haven’t been to my gym since, and I have never felt stronger and more balanced.
Simply put, healthy muscles need consistent stimulus for optimal muscle function and ability to be strengthened.
Sensory deprivation tanks have been around since 1954 and have had many uses for the purpose of meditation, relaxation, and various forms of alternative medicine.
Transitioning To A Vegetarian/Vegan Lifestyle Without Losing Your Edge
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is often undervalued and misunderstood in the realm of physical therapy, yet it is one of the most used joints of the human body and is involved in many of the functions that make humans unique beings.
We continue our journey through common running injuries by exploring Achilles tendonitis. This particular injury is the second most common injury experienced by habitual runners.
It is estimated that between 30-70% of habitual runners develop some type of repetitive stress injury on a yearly basis.
The infamous running shoes vs. barefoot running debate has captivated the running world in recent years. The purpose of this post is to shed light on this debate from a physical therapist’s point of view to highlight positives and negatives of both options.