Dry Needling for Sciatica

Dry Needling for Sciatica

Dry needling for Sciatica. Is it worth trying? Sciatica can present in differing severity and intensity but is classified as nerve pain from any sort of injury, irritation, or pressure on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is on average 2cm in diameter at its...
When You Should Hesitate to Foam Roll

When You Should Hesitate to Foam Roll

Foam Rolling: Why to Avoid the Iliotibial (IT) Band  I would like to point out that foam rolling can be a beneficial tool to release muscle tension throughout certain muscles in the body. The proposed mechanism behind foam rolling is the inhibition of overactive...
Benefits of Balance Training

Benefits of Balance Training

Benefits of Balance and Proprioceptive work  Compared to other forms of exercise, the amount of time dedicated to balance and proprioceptive training is significantly less. However, it is arguably just as (if not more) important for injury and fall prevention. No...
Should I Bother Stretching?

Should I Bother Stretching?

Should I Avoid Static Stretching Before Exercise? Many people, including myself, have memories of performing static stretches before athletic events, gym classes, or exercise sessions. The thought behind this was a hopeful improvement in muscle performance and a...