Three things for female clients with knee issues

 
Got female clients with knee valgus?
 
It’s National Women’s Health Week and Dr. Evan Osar - author of Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunctions - is sharing 3 things for women with knee issues during this video. 
 
 During Two Anatomy Geeks Female Specific Conditions Part 2 Dr. Osar & guest Jenice Mattek will discuss the importance of understanding the the impact of exercise during the menstrual cycle and after surgery as well as scar tissue. 
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The Importance of Posture & the Pelvic Floor

 
 
Pelvic floor issues? Stress Urinary Incontinence? Posture can make a difference.

Dr. Evan Osar, author of Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunctions, discusses:
research about posture and the pelvic floor;
importance of sitting posture and activation of the pelvic floor;
exercise and the pelvic floor.

Brand new series of Two Anatomy Geeks™: Anatomy of Female Specific Conditions begins this Saturday, May 7th at 9am (CDT).
 
This brand new series will cover:
anatomy, assessment, and training of the pelvic floor
the impact of the menstrual cycle, surgery/scar tissue and training considerations
bone health, density, and osteoporosis. All sessions are recorded.
 
 
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Cause for Chronic Hip Tightness in Female Clients

 

Train female clients with tight hips?

It could be tight external hip rotators. Dr. Evan Osar, author of Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunctions, discusses a common reason why many female clients can develop chronic hip tightness. He’ll also shares any easy way to assess and address and progress your client in this week's Facebook Live. 

If you are training female clients who struggle with chronic hip tightness, stress urinary incontinence, and osteoporosis, check out the brand new series of Two Anatomy Geeks™: Training Female Specific Conditions

In this brand new series, you’ll discover: 

anatomy of the pelvic floor, abdominals, and more; 

how surgery impacts the core and pelvic floor; 

how to assess and use corrective exercise to address chronic tightness and improve muscle mass, mobility, and bone density in your female clients. 

This series begins on May 7th. 

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The secret to resolving chronic tightness

 

What’s the secret to resolving chronic tightness?

It’s the same ‘secret’ that can help your client’s posture and even improve performance.

Dr. Evan Osar of Integrative Movement Institute discusses how breath training can be incorporated into your programs to change posture, increase flexibility, and even improve balance and strength.

If you enjoyed this information and are looking to learn more about how improved breath can help your clients, check out the Two Anatomy Geeks™ series,  Anatomy of Breathing.

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Thoracic Rotation In Walking

 

Do you have clients with thoracic mobility issues?

Dr.Evan Osar - Two Anatomy Geeks™ - discusses the #1 reason your older clients lose thoracic rotation.

He will also share with you an easy go-to exercise for improving thoracic rotation.

If you are interested in learning more about walking, consider purchasing the Two Anatomy Geeks series on Anatomy of Gait

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Simple 3-step footwork and corrective exercise strategy for foot strength

 

Clients have ‘wobbly’ ankles? It could be their intrinsic foot control and not ‘weak’ ankles. Dr. Evan Osar discusses a simple 3-step footwork and corrective exercise strategy for foot strength The foot needs to adapt to the ground and then become stable for support and push off. When exercising it should generally be supported upon the tripod - under the big toe, small toe, and heel. The intrinsic muscles - including the quadratus plantar and lumbricals - redirect the pull of the flexor digitorim longus and help support the metatarsal phalangeal (MTP’s) joints.

Wobbly ankles is often an attempt - and frontal plane over-correction - to gain support upon the tripod. If this is the cause, we’ve found success with the following approach.

1. Stimulate (activate) the mechanoreceptors in the quadratus plantar and lumbricals - hands work best for lumbricals since they are deep.

2. Short toe flexion - Flex at the MTP’s without using the long toe...

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Three Go To Exercises for Lengthening the Hamstrings

 

Do Your Clients Have Hamstring Tightness?

Stop stretching and help your client start aligning, breathing, and controlling their anterior pelvic tilt. In this video, Dr. Evan Osar discusses go to exercises for lengthening the hamstrings.

In their upcoming Two Anatomy Geeks™ series, The Anatomy of Gait, Dr. Evan Osar and Jill Leary will be discussing the functional role of the hamstrings. This series addresses the hamstrings and their role in posture, walking, and sacroiliac joint stabile.

If you are interested in joining Dr. Osar & Jill Leary, register for their upcoming series - Anatomy of Gait

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