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Video: Self Ankle Mobilization

Self Ankle Mobilization Are you having difficulty positioning yourself in a deep squat?  Here is a short instructional video that ideal for anyone looking to gain great range of motion. It is best to perform the mobilization after a massage therapy appointment when the tissue is pliable.

Improving Ankle Mobility for Squat Depth

The Squat: A Functional Movement If you’ve been to Massage Athletica there’s a good chance you’ve had to perform a functional movement such as a squat. Over the next couple blogs we’re going to analyze this movement in depth. You might be thinking that a squat…

Your Shoulder May Not Be To Blame!

Decreased Shoulder Movement During An Overhead Lift: Your shoulder may not be to blame! A common issue seen with our CrossFit athletes is the inability to extend the shoulders fully backwards during an over head lift. One of the often overlooked culprits of this is: The…

Are My Stretches Working?

So we’ve had it drilled into our heads by now: its best to stretch after activity rather than before. But when we do stretch, what kind of stretching is the most effective? New research is stating that our old stand by “static stretching” might not be…

Post Marathon Reflections

Another Manitoba Marathon has come  and gone. In the months leading up to the marathon I knew deep down I was not doing the necessary training to put myself in a position to win the race. I just wasn’t motivated to do the necessary training. As…

Sun Safety Tips

Fact: Marathon runners are more likely to develop melanoma: the most severe type of skin cancer. Do you put sunblock on every time you step out for a run?  Chances are you don’t, and you’re not alone. According to a recent study done in Australia, only about…

Countdown to the Manitoba Marathon

Had a good week of training. On Monday and Wednesday I performed a block workout in which I ran hard in the morning and evening. I normally wouldn’t do this strenuous of training 14 days from a marathon, but I figure I can recover in time. I’m looking…

Video: Kinesiotaping For The Foot Arch

Longitudinal Arch Taping This taping method can be used for a variety of foot injuries such as plantar fasciitis.  It will help provide arch support as well as overall foot stability.  Unlike traditional tape kinesiotape will allow your foot proper range of motion while still providing optimal…