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IT Band Syndrome: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Exercises

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
The warm summer weather is the perfect setting for people to get outdoors and participate in the activities they enjoy. However, too much of a good thing can lead to overuse injuries. Iliotibial band syndrome, or IT band syndrome, is one of these ...
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Improving the posture and health of your older clients

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We can all relate to our mothers telling us to “sit up” and “don’t slouch” when we were kids but never really took it to heart. Now research is indicating that mom actually did know best about posture. Considering how often we use our mobile phones and ...
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Squat Form - What Does It Tell Us? Part 2

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
Assessing this full body movement provides a foundation for designing a client’s exercise program. See how to use the results of a squat assessment to incorporate corrective exercise strategies and potentially lower injury risks.
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Squat Form – What does it tell us? Part 1

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
The ability to perform a squat or partial squat is an essential primal movement in life we must all be able to do, whether you are 8 or 80 years old. When we think of a squat, most of us associate the move with weight training or a specific sport ...
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How to Prevent Swimmer's Shoulder

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
  Originally appeared in the 2016 summer issue of American Fitness Magazine. Shoulder pain is the most common complaint among swimmers, both competitive and recreational, with prevalence ranging from 40 to 91%.1 This is partly due to the repetitive ...
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Understanding and Preventing Ankle Sprains Through Corrective Exercise

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries among physically active people accounting for an estimated 23,000 sprains -- daily --that are attributed to athletic activity. (1)
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Understanding and Preventing Plantar Fasciitis Through Corrective Exercise

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, responsible for approximately 2 million orthopedic office visits annually and reported to affect between 10 and 20% of injured athletes. (1, 2) It affects males more often than females between the ...
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Help Clients Prevent Low Back Pain Through Exercise Programming

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 2
The economic impact of low back pain (LBP) is greater than $100 billion per year and causes more disability globally than any other condition (1,2). It is the most common cause of activity limitation in adults aged 45 and younger and only second to ...
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How to Prevent ACL Injuries and Keep Your Clients on the Court Through Corrective Exercise Programming

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 1
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 incidences per year. (1) With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic ...
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Preventing shoulder and rotator cuff injuries through corrective exercise programming (Part 2)

David Cruz, DC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA 0
Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries related to the rotator cuff are common issues within the general population and among athletes. This article will provide you with background knowledge and practical suggestions on how to prevent or improve conditions ...
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