Knee Injuries and Ankle Movement

This might be shocking to you but a knee injuries could be caused by your ankle movement. Let me share with you how. #1 – The Foot Flattens Out If you do not have good support in your feet, this could lead to your feet flattening out.  This flattening out affects the shin and could…

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Guest Blog Posts from Rick Kaselj

I just wanted to list of some of the guest blog posts that I have done. Muscle Imbalances Muscle Pain Relief – 3 Things Overlooked in Muscle Imbalances posted on The Personal Trainer Development Center Muscle Imbalances Revealed: IT’S HERE!! IT’S HERE!!! post on Dean Somerset Exercises to Avoid Injury Move It or Lose It…

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Achilles Tendinitis Exercise Mistakes

3 Achilles Tendinitis Exercise Mistakes With it being summer, you and other will be heading out to be more active. It is great to get out there, into the fresh air and doing fun things. One thing that happens with many people is they end up getting an injury with the increase activity they have…

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Ankle Sprain Exercises

I had an high school friend ask me about ankle sprain exercises. Speaking of high school, this year is my 20 year high school re-union, WoW. Back to the ankle sprain exercises. This is the Facebook message he sent me. Hey Rick, Two weeks ago I ended up in emergency with a “severe” sprained ankle.…

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What is Scapular Stability?

I am often asked what is scapular stability. Scapular stability involves the shoulder blade and the muscles that attached to the shoulder blade. Specifically what shoulder stability is the combination of the shoulder blade and the muscles that are attached to it to do their job. The key job of the shoulder blade and its…

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Avoidance at Work

I am continuing on with part two of my tips on avoiding patellofemoral pain syndrome at work. If you missed part one, you can check it out here: ==> Avoiding Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome at Work Now lets get to two more ways you can avoid patellofemoral pain syndrome at work. #3 – Getting Up and…

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Plantar Fasciitis Strengthening Exercises

Strengthening Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis An exercise regimen for plantar fasciitis must include strengthening exercises for the foot muscles. Strong intrinsic foot and lower leg muscles are necessary to sufficiently support the foot, which is constantly exposed to stress, and to maintain a healthy arch. It is suggested that strengthening exercises should be initiated once…

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What Can You Do About Plantar Fasciitis? Part 2

Icing Ice should be used as an adjunct therapy, as it is known to decrease pain, swelling, and inflammation of tissues. Ice can be applied to the sore area for 15 to 20 minutes, four times daily, to relieve the pain. You may also roll the bottom of your foot on a frozen cylinder for…

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What Can You Do About Plantar Fasciitis?

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis The first line of treatment, which is almost always the most effective, is prevention.  Stretching the calf (Gastroc or Gastronemius) after activity is recommended to minimize the microtrauma incurred during running, jumping, or landing. Wearing good quality shoes is a common suggestion, but it is one of the most essential preventive measures…

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Avoiding Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome at Work

An injury I had a while back was patellofemoral pain syndrome. I was training for a ½ marathon, three days a week and decided to add mountain biking on the days I was not running. It was too much for my knees and I end up with patellofemoral pain syndrome.  It is one of the…

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