How Physiotherapy Can Help with Your Back Squats Gains

By Shirley Estey, Registered Physiotherapist

For those of us who love the feeling of lifting weights and getting stronger barbell back squats are great for that. However, for many, as we load the amount of weight on the barbell we find limitations in our form which ultimately affects our ability to make regular progress and can lead to injuries.

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Clock Exercise

The “Clock Exercise”

by Greg Cugnet

A great exercise when it is time to progress hip and balance following an injury.
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1 Minute Read On Stretching the Hip Flexors

By Zeinab Ndow
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The hip flexors are a group of muscles that are important for stabilization of the spine and pelvis, and are used for lifting the knees towards the torso in daily activities such as walking up stairs, running, and walking uphill. Additionally, when we are in a seated position, the hip flexors remain contracted and shortened (because the hips are in a flexed position). Prolonged sitting in this position causes the hip flexor muscle fibres to shorten over time, and this may contribute to lower back pain when these shortened muscles pull on the pelvis and spine, causing the pelvis to tilt forward.
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Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques to spinal and extremity joints to assess and treat injury and dysfunction.
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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression is the therapeutic elongation of the spine in a slow, gentle manner in order to relieve pressure on compressed vertebrae and discs
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