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What is Active Release Techniques?

This is a podcast transcription from The Modern Desk Jockey that we host each week. Please forgive the grammar and transcription errors. For quick access to the podcast episode click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-modern-desk-jockey/id1139780808?mt=2 Hey desk jockeys, it’s Dr. Kevin Christie with another episode of the modern desk jockey. Today I will be discussing Active Release Techniques. […]

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The Dead Butt Syndrome (Gluteus Medius Syndrome)

The Dead Butt Syndrome: Podcast Transcript Hey, desk jockeys. It’s Dr. Kevin Christie with another episode of the Modern Desk Jockey. Welcome to today’s show. I’m excited about it because we’re going to talk about the dead butt syndrome and I know many of you are probably wondering what the heck that is and where […]

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Piriformis Syndrome Causing Your Sciatica?

What is Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis syndrome arises when the sciatic nerve gets compressed as it passes underneath a deep muscle in your buttock called the piriformis. Your piriformis muscle attaches from the lowest part of your spine (sacrum) and travels across diagonally to your hip. The muscle primarily functions to assist in rotating the hip […]

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Uncovering the Facts of Different Types of Muscle Strain

Understanding The Severity of Your Muscle Strain Many athletes, active lifestyle, and sedentary individuals suffer from muscular strains. Often they are confused as to why it happened to them, the severity of it, and the timeline for recovery. My goal in this short article is to clear up the confusion and give you a concise […]

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The Effects of Sitting and What To Do About It

The Realities of Sitting Computer workstation ergonomics cannot be discussed without also discussing sitting and the adverse health effects it has on us. With the advances in technology over the past two decades, we are now sitting more than ever before. On average, we spend about 9.3 hours a day sitting, while only 7.7 hours […]

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The Difference Between Referred vs Radiating Pain

Many patients come in with pain located in a different area than where the actual cause is located. Very common! One of the biggest differentiators that we look for is if it is a nerve radiating type pain, or a referred pain pattern from such things as trigger points or joint segmental dysfunction. This key […]

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition that affects the two tendons that control movement of the thumb called the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and the extensor pollicis brevis (EPB). On their way to the thumb, the APL and EPB tendons travel side by side along the outside edge of the wrist and […]

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What is Text Neck?

Today’s society has relied upon text messaging, social media, and other applications via mobile devices to communicate for years, but recent research has shown that the increase in the use of technology could in fact be a major cause of neck pain. With proper posture, the human head weighs anywhere between 10-12lbs. When sending a […]

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A Trend in Sports Recovery for the CrossFit® Community?

Just as in many sports and activities, CrossFit® is physically demanding on the body. There is no denying that and that doesn’t make it right or wrong, it’s just a fact as it is in many sports and challenging activities. That’s why we do it. That’s why we gain so much satisfaction out of it. […]

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Treating Overuse Injuries with Active Release Techniques

Few things are more rewarding than pushing your physical and mental limits. For athletes, this is the ultimate goal, to do today what you could not do yesterday. To achieve this, you must bring determination, sacrifice, and perseverance to your training regimen. However, when you push yourself too hard, you might be putting yourself in […]

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