Greater than 80% of the population will experience low back pain (LBP) at least once in their lives. The number one predictor of LBP is a previous episode, meaning; once you experience LBP you are 4-5 times more likely to have a recurrence. As back pain becomes more frequent, episodes can last longer and intensity […]Read More You Should’ve Listened To Your Mother!
Those of you who ride Western, the Level Belt can help you too! A few weeks ago we blogged about using the Level Belt for dressage training and posted a couple of videos on our YouTube page. Now we’ve done it again with a friend riding Western! A few features that you riders and trainers […]Read More Western riding with the Level Belt
Last week I had the opportunity to visit and observe Jodie McKenzie (no relation), a local Dressage equine instructor at Mac Meadow Farm here in central Ohio. Jodie had heard of the Level Belt and was interested in trying it on herself and to help her clients. Dressage dates back more than 2000 years ago […]Read More Dressage: Equestrian Training with the Level Belt
Whether an athlete is getting ready for baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, figure skating or any other athletic activity, our goal is always to make that athlete as capable as possible during dynamic movements at game speed. But how does one accomplish this? Over the past several years, I have often been asked how it’s possible […]Read More Training Core Stability During Dynamic Movement
Since starting my career as a physical therapist, some 20+ years ago, I have always been amazed at some of the accommodations we as humans take to remain operational in life. There is no injury, pain or dysfunction that cannot be compensated for. But these compensations often result in additional issues we must deal with […]Read More Get moving (the right way) to beat Low Back Pain
This article originally appeared in the German web site medicalsportsnetwork.de in August, 2011. Scientiﬁc evidence for core stability in sport injury prevention By Ajit M.W. Chaudhari, PhD Anecdotal data throughout the scientific literature and popular press advocate for improved core stability for injury treatment and preventionof conditions involving the lower extremity as well as low back […]Read More What is core stability?