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Blog Category: Sports Medicine

Dear CrossFit HQ

Dear CrossFit HQ

Dear CrossFit HQ, I come in peace. I am hoping to open a respectful dialogue regarding pelvic health for female CrossFitters. I am actually an ally to CrossFit in the pelvic health arena….but you are making it hard to defend CrossFit when you promote videos like “Kelley Jackson Pee-R’s”. On the Facebook thread for the...

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Should you squat with your feet straight?

One of the messages that seems to have infiltrated the pre/post-partum recovery and return to fitness world is to stand and squat with your feet straight. I am not a fan of this message, and never a fan of a formula or an “everyone should” premise. Saying everyone’s feet should go in one particular trajectory...

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Fitness is the path

Fitness isn’t just the goal, it’s the path. This message, fitness as the path back to health and return to play, represents the treatment approach I have taken for 20+ years with all forms of athletes….pilates, yoga, running, gymnastics, ballet, weight training, etc. Whatever your game is…I can use your fitness of choice to help...

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Pelvic Floor in a Front Squat vs a Back Squat?

Major #nerdlove for Chris Beardsley of Strength and Conditioning Research. This infographic highlights a study that compared the difference in activation patterns of quads, hams and glutes in a front squat (bar sits at the front of the shoulders) vs a back squat (bar sits on the back of the shoulders).  When front loaded, the front of the...

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