Tag Archives: foam roller

10 Tue

Do the T-Spine Smash

Do the T-Spine Smash Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI     If you’re a desk jockey, then chances are that this self mobilization technique is for you.  This is a standard tool in my treatment arsenal when addressing shoulder range of motion or postural issues, especially for...
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13 Tue

Re-thinking foam rolling

Re-thinking foam rolling Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI     Two years ago, I wrote about how the foam roller is your friend.  They’re ubiquitous at fitness centers, gyms, and physiotherapy clinics.  I’ve advised my patients to use them as well.  But I’ve come across some new...
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11 Wed

Holiday gifts for people with back pain

Holiday gifts for people with back pain Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 30% of American adults currently suffer from back pain, and 80% of adults will experience back pain at some time in...
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17 Thu

The roller is your friend

The roller is your friend Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Stretching is important.  I’ve written about it before. The other thing that works really well with stretching is the roller.  You’ve probably seen them in gyms, they’re usually black or white and made...
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