Practicing What I Preach

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You always hear the analogies of how the person in a specific profession is usually the worst case scenario in that field.  For example, the plumber usually needs quite a bit of plumbing work in his own house, the accountant usually needs to fix his own finances, and for me, the Corrective Exercise Specialist, well.., […]

Assessing Balance With Middle and Older Populations

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Any reputable fitness trainer that understands the importance of motor learning and proper arthrokinematic along our kinetic chain of movement, will understand that the importance of balance as the foundation to a strong and mobile human movement system.  In the National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal  Training program, it is the foundation that all fitness […]

How To Correct Lower Extremity Impairment Syndrome (Knee Valgus)

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A very common dysfunction in the HMS occurs due to an individual who possesses dynamic malalignment of the hip and knee causing one condition known as Lower Extremity Movement Impairment Syndrome (Clark and Lucett, 2010).  Someone who possesses lower extremity movement impairment syndrome typically has a weak or underactive gluteus maximus and medius muscles that […]