Hips and Knees

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Video: Strengthening Exercises for Hikers

It’s time to get outside and enjoy some exercise in the sun! Because of our beautiful landscape, a very popular activity in the Pacific Northwest is hiking. Within Portland and the surrounding areas there are hundreds of trails which offer a fun getaway for hikers of all skill levels. To help ensure you are safe…

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Video: THE Winter Workout For 2016

We can all agree that humans are two-legged creatures. How often though, besides standing, are we actually on two legs while upright? Walking is a single leg activity.. Running is a single leg exercise.. Kicking a ball is a single leg skill.. So if you think about it, we spend a lot of our time…

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Video: Single Leg Romanian Dead Lift (RDL)

This Single Leg RDL exercise focuses on lengthening and strengthening the posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes and low back), while challenging your dynamic stability. The hinging movement seen in this exercise consists of a slow eccentric stretch in the hamstring followed by a rapid contraction of the glutes. The muscular benefits from this combination of movements…

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Video: GLUTES!

Stretching.. Check! Mechanics.. Check! Alignment adjustments.. Check! Time off.. Check! Have you done everything under the sun to cure yourself of the knee pain you are experiencing? You may have thought so, but we have one more suggestion for you to try. One of the muscle groups likely to blame if you have runner’s knee,…

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