Finishing the series on improving foot and ankle mobility, use this exercise to re-educate your body to properly use this newfound mobility. A balance beam walk is a great way to teach your feet, ankles, and body to communicate effectively and improve your balance!
The weather is getting nicer, which means heading to the beach for many of us. However, walking on the sand may be painful for those that suffer from plantar fasciitis or tight foot muscles. Prepare your feet for the beach with these tips!
Building from last week’s exercise, after rolling your calf muscles, stretch them properly with this video to improve the ability of the ankle muscles to respond to the demands of walking, especially at the beach!
Having optimal mobility in the ankles is a key factor in avoiding foot, knee, back, and hip pain during movement. Lack of flexibility in the calf muscles can prevent dorsiflexion in the ankle and may inhibit many necessary day to day movements like squatting or hingeing. Learn how to increase ankle flexibility with this video!
If done incorrectly, lifting heavy things can do serious damage to your back! Prevent back strain when moving heavy objects by practicing proper technique and strengthening the muscles involved. This week’s exercise will show you a proper carrying technique to leave you pain-free while you move mulch, plant pots, and complete whatever heavy lifting you’ve […]
Gardening requires a great deal of twisting, leaning, and lifting. Proper form is essential while performing these movements to prevent lower back pain or strain. Perfect your twisting and lifting by practicing this week’s exercise, and garden pain-free!
This transition technique, moving from a seated position to hands and knees, will help prevent straining the back while switching to different gardening tasks. Try out it while performing different gardening tasks!
The second posture in the series, this tall kneeling technique will help prevent back pain while performing regular gardening tasks. Use this video to practice proper movement techniques while on the knees.