Dr Notley’s May 2012 Newsletter

This past month has been a very busy month for me and it has become even busier with the addition of a new member of our family.  We had a daughter on April 27th.  If you want to learn more check out the post, She’s here! Welcome to the Family

After checking out my beautiful daughter (biased father) check out some of the interest articles I have found or posted over the past month.

All About the Squat
by PrecisionNutrition.com

Squatting is a fundamental human movement pattern that involves nearly every muscle in the body. It’s handy for picking stuff off the floor, going to the bathroom, and just hanging out on a traffic cone.

And thanks to exercise science, data show that squats are excellent for building strength, power and mobility.  Full squats can help counteract many of the chronic musculo-skeletal problems we face today, such as weak glutes, hunched back, weak torso, etc.

If a person can perform a full depth squat with their own bodyweight, they’re probably a fairly fit person.

This post is definitely worth if you have ankle, knee, hip or lower back pain.

Understanding chronic pain

Pain is one of the primary reasons athletes and others come to my office.  To most, pain is a result of an acute injury or due to a repetitive strain. Once the tissues have healed and the repetitive strain has been reduced tissues are generally fully healed within 3 to 6 months.  But for some people pain persists beyond this point.  This is known as chronic pain.

The responses of trunk muscles to perturbations before and after Active Release Technique® of the hip flexor

Active Release Technique is one of  the techniques that I perform on my patients.  It is well known in the Triathlon, Ironman and Marathon circles.  The hip flexor muscles in these athletes are often a problem Check out the effect Active Release Technique has on treating the hip flexor muscles

Shoulder Problems? Try the Kettlebell Armbar and Serratus Anterior Press

Two exercises I have added into my repertoire of exercises for improving the stabilization of the shoulder blade are the Kettlebell Armbar and the Serratus Anterior Press .  The intent with these exercises is to improve the shoulder blades ability to stay still as the muscles of the shoulder (rotator cuff) are active t move the shoulder.  If you have shoulder pain these two exercises may be ones that I will add to your exercise program.

No Time to Exercise? Are you Sure
by blog.participaction.com
If you have ever had the excuse that you do not have the time to exercise then this is the article to read.  Great tips on how you can incorporate exercise into your life.

I hope you enjoy your May

Dr Notley
Chiropractor/Athletic Therapist of Winnipeg

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