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What is fascia? Is ‘myofascial release’ the secret to better health?

  Over the past few years fascia has become a buzzword in yoga studios, gyms & clinics.  But what exactly is it, and should we all be paying more attention to this often overlooked aspect of our anatomy?   Put shortly, fascia is a clingfilm-like substance that wraps around all our muscles and organs, offering support […]

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Cobra Pose for Back Pain

  Cobra Pose also called Bhujangasana in sanskrit is a reclining back-bending pose that is part of the Hatha Yoga practice. It is commonly performed in a cycle of asanas included in sun salutations.   Since the majority of us spend most of our time in thoracic and lumbar flexion (slumped forward), any posture that encourages spinal extension […]

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Rotator Cuff Injuries: Everything you need to know!

  Rotator cuff injuries are a common complaint that we treat often at Mountain Health & Performance. Though, no two people are the same, patients presenting with rotator cuff injuries commonly have poor shoulder strength, scapular stability and or poor thoracic, cervical and scapular mobility.   The shoulder is a complex joint to treat because is influenced […]

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How to loose weight with Mindful Eating

  How mindful eating can change your relationship with food and promote long-term health and weight-loss.     There is no one size fits all diet that works for everyone. In fact, a lot of people dislike the word diet and prefer to call their eating choices, a “lifestyle” instead. This is completely understandable, as […]

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The Real Reason Your Hamstrings are Tight!

  Do you have chronically tight hamstrings or suffer from repeated hamstring injuries? Have you continually stretched but experienced little change in your overall flexibility?   A common injury that I have experienced personally and hear about from my patients is tight hamstrings and hamstring strains. Growing up playing soccer I always had tight hamstrings […]

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Ice for Recovery: Fact or Fiction?

  Have you ever iced an injury? Do you think that it helped? Could you tell if there was less swelling? Could you tell if it prevented further damage?   In his book “Iced”, Gary Reinl explores the background story of ice, the current rationale for icing and what the scientific research says about ice […]

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5 Tips for a Healthier Gut

  Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates declared that “all disease begins in the gut.” Yet it is only recently that modern medicine has begun to document the crucial role of the microbiome – the billions of microbes that live within us. Comprising over 70% of the immune system, recent research reveals the myriad ways in […]

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4 Ways to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without Surgery

  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.   In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse […]

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Reduce Belly Bloating with the FODMAP Diet

Do you suffer from bloating, gas and intolerance to certain foods like dairy and wheat? Have you been diagnosed with IBS? If so, you may have sensitivity to FODMAPS. FODMAPS are carbohydrates (sugars) that are found in certain foods. FODMAP specifically stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyolols. These are the technical names for […]

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Sciatica Pain Relief

  The first step to healing from sciatica is understanding the underlying cause. Sciatica is not a true diagnosis but a symptom of several different conditions. Continue reading to learn more about sciatica, it’s causes and treatment options.   What is Sciatica?   The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body; it […]

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