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The Case Against Young Athletes and Sports Specialization

Well-intentioned parents encourage children to pick up a sport or two to develop personal character, to learn the value of teamwork and collaboration, to develop grit and perseverance, engage and embody good sportsmanship, build self-esteem, and more. Sports activities not only provide children and students with a healthy activity to engage in for personal development […]

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Running Injury Prevention Strategies

Running Injury Prevention Strategies Written by: Chris Gouveia Running has become one of the most common forms of physical activity in today’s society. It can be a community building activity, a personal challenge and most importantly a great work out. It is a sport that everyone can participate in; all you need is a good […]

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Are Orthotics Right For You?

Many of your foot, lower leg, hip and back issues start from a foot and ankle problem. Maybe you have been told you have flat feet, a bunion, heel spurs, or some other foot dysfunction. You have probably done all the calf stretches, foot exercises and purchased proper shoes. Sometimes that does the trick; sometimes […]

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Health and Fitness for the Desk Jockey

In November I had the pleasure of interviewing three local fitness experts to determine their most valuable tips for the desk jockey to stay healthy. We are all well aware that prolonged sitting can be detrimental to your health, but what can you do to stay healthy if you have a desk job? Here is […]

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#070: Easy Strategies on Ergonomics by Brandon Olin

Brandon Olin is an ergonomics at Movility and he provides the desk jockey with great strategies to decrease the strain you place on your body when you sit at a desk for a living.   ***This is a podcast transcript so please excuse any grammar and spellign errors***   Hey, Desk Jockeys welcome to another […]

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#069: How To Set Your Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse Optimally

Dr. Kevin Christie provides tips on how to set your monitor, keyboard, and mouse optimally to help prevent the strain on the body that is commonly caused. The Monitor  Position your monitor so that the top inch of the visible monitor screen is level with your eyes. If you lean back while working, adjust the […]

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#068: Getting to the Root Cause of Healthy Eating with Amanda Heisman

Amanda Heisman knows there is more than just what to eat when it comes to optimal nutrition. Getting to the root cause of healthy eating and why you are eating the way you do is what will sustain long-term healthy habits. Disclaimer: This is a podcast transcript and grammar will not be ideal, but the […]

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#067: How To Fit Yourself To Your Chair and Desk 

Dr. Christie instructs you how to fit yourself to your chair, then to your desk and lastly the ground for optimal ergonomics. This is the foundation of setting up your overall workstation ergonomics. The Chair   Adjust the backrest of your chair for better lumbar support. If your chairs lumbar support is not adjustable, you […]

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#066: How Your Hip Flexors Are The Root of All Evil

Tight hip flexors are a leading cause of low back pain and other conditions. In this episode we discuss the hip flexors and how you can avoid pain. Below is a great stretch for you to perform.   Triplanar Hip Flexor Stretch Begin standing in a “lunge” position with one leg back until a stretch […]

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#065: The Body’s Alternating Pattern of Mobility and Stability

Every joint in your body alternates for the need for stability or mobility. This is a guide to understanding which corrective exercises to target whole body optimal biomechanics. If one region is not optimal, the above and below region will compensate and potentially lead to injury. Keys To Focus On (Sampling)  Ankle Mobility (Example: Calf […]

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