CORE View Point

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March 10, 2015 8:30p | CORE PT & MC | by CORE Movement SpecialistsThink you have good form when working out?  What if there’s more to good form than meets the eye? Popular belief suggests that good form means looking in the mirror or hav ing a trainer watch you to ensure an exercise looks good.  However, you can look good in the mirror yet be using all the wrong muscles to complete the task.  A closer inspection of your movement strategies may reveal hidden cheats creat...
Posted on 2015-03-09
February 10, 2015 9:10p | CORE PT & MC | by CORE Movement Specialists Would you get into a fast moving race car knowing it lacked brakes?  Unless you’re a true dare devil the answer is no.  So why do the same thing with your body?  Race car drivers rely on their team to provide 3 distinct areas of performance: 1) acceleration mechanisms (i.e. engine and fuel injection systems); 2) deceleration and control mechanisms (i.e. brakes, steering mechanisms, and tires); and 3...
Posted on 2015-02-10
January 7, 2015 8:15p | CORE PT & MC | by CORE Movement Specialists In the gym we expect free weights and machines to make our muscles tired, possibly even sore the next day.  A common slogan to motivate people is “No Pain, No Gain.”  Some form of the phrase can be traced back hundreds of years, but the phrase was largely popularized by Jane Fonda in her workout videos.  What does the phrase really mean and can its interpretation get you into trouble?  T...
Posted on 2015-01-07
December 9, 2014 1:30p | CORE PT & MC | by CORE Movement Specialists You probably know someone who’s suffered an ACL tear.  The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is 1 of 4 major knee ligaments.  It prevents the lower leg (tibia) from sliding out in front of the thigh (femur) and provides rotational stability in the knee.  Athletes who suffer an ACL tear lose time from sport due to surgery and rehabilitation.  They’re likely to suffer joint arthritis later in l...
Posted on 2014-12-09
November 12, 2014 4:45p | CORE PT & MC | by CORE Movement Specialists   October is the best month for baseball fans and Physical Therapists.  MLB postseason is here and it’s National Physical Therapy month.  Physical therapists play a critical role rehabilitating and preventing injuries in all professional sports.  In July 2013 Kansas passed Patient Self- Referral legislation allowing you to access a Kansas Physical Therapist without physician referral...
Posted on 2014-11-12
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