Tag Archives: stretching

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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07 Wed

How your warm up can save your knees

How your warm up can save your knees Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, CKTP, CGFI To continue with a previous post, how you warm up can really help protect your knees from injury.  An article in the New York Times outlines how a specific warm up program...
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07 Fri

Sitting and “Gasso-Brako”

Sitting and “Gasso-Brako” Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   We all do it, some more than others.  We all sit.  Sitting can be bad for you health, it can increase your risk of mortality by 40%.  It can cause lower back pain.  It can...
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05 Tue

How to stretch your hamstrings the right way

How to stretch your hamstrings the right way Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP If you exercise regularly, there’s probably a good chance that you’ve stretched out your hamstrings.  These are the muscles behind your legs that bend your knee, but they also extend your hip....
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