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 Ankle
 CrossFit
 Fitness Athlete
 Knee Pain

Knee Pain During Lunges

Many athletes struggle with knee pain during lunges. If you’re tired of having to skip or scale workouts because lunges hurt, we’ve got you covered with the 3 common lunge form corrections that will stress your knees less! Knee Pain During Lunges Fix #1 – Correct Your Weight Distribution Commonly, we see athletes distributing their weight during the lunge inefficiently,...
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 Female Athlete
 Fitness Athlete
 Running

Are you running with a stress fracture?

Bone stress injuries (BSI) and Bone Stress Fractures are a commonly under-diagnosed running related injury. But many athletes are running with a bone stress injury, thinking it is a simple muscle strain or tendinitis. But bone stress fractures are significantly more challenging of a rehab process and more dangerous in terms of potentially leading to the end of your running...
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 Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain with Kipping Pull-ups

One of the most common injuries seen in CrossFit athletes is shoulder pain, especially during the dynamic gymnastics movements performed in our training. If you are tired of dealing with shoulder pain with kipping pull-ups then we’ve got your fix! Strict Strength for Kipping Pull-ups I’m sure you have heard the phrase “strict before kipping” and we are here to...
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 Female Athlete
 Fitness Athlete

The 3 Most Common Mistakes In Gymnastics Physical Therapy

Due to the complexity of Gymnastics, rehabbing from injury can be a difficult endeavor to take on. If the rehabilitation regimen used to treat most injuries is not specific to the sport of gymnastics, injuries tend to take longer to recover from and flare ups will continue to occur. Look out for these three common gymnastics physical therapy mistakes which...
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 Female Athlete
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Gymnastics Physical Therapy

Does your child love gymnastics but constantly find themselves unable to practice due to pain or injury? The frustration of injury getting in the way of training becomes draining and truly takes the fun out of the sport. Onward Physical Therapy specializes in helping gymnasts become pain-free while helping develop a plan to minimize flare-ups and increase skill development through...
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 Female Athlete
 Fitness Athlete

RED-S: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

What exactly is RED-S? Are you eating enough to sustain your training volume? What are the warning signs that you are under-fueling? Let’s talk about it!...
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 Fitness Athlete
 Pelvic Floor
 Women's Health

21 Signs You Need a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Here are twenty-one signs you need a pelvic floor physical therapist. If you answered YES to any of these, it is time to see a pelvic floor specialist for a consultation. Pee Problems Frequent urination? Peeing before the gym, in the middle of the workout, AND after the workout? That’s “frequent.” Peeing every hour? Every 30 minutes? That’s “frequent.” A STRONG...
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 Fitness Athlete

Is your squat form holding back your fitness progress?

Do you feel like your squat form continues to hold you back in workouts?  Problems with squat form often fit into common patterns.  The good news is, once you identify the pattern, the squat is much easier to work on.   Below are some of the most common squat faults and some of our favorite cues to help.   Lumbar reversal...
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 Fitness Athlete

Top 3 Squat Myths Debunked

Squat Myth 1: Squats in general are dangerous.   We often see clients who were told by other medical providers that your back, hips, knees, etc are bad so you should not squat.  Should this person also not use the bathroom?  Should they not sit to have meals with their family?  Is sitting to read a book or watch T.V. also...