My calves and feet hurt — do I have plantar fasciitis?

If you have achey feet, you have a calf problem. If you have sore calves, you have a foot problem. It doesn’t really matter whether you feel it or you’ve noticed it before, it’s there. Why? because your heel bone essentially “floats” between the calf and underside of the foot. (It also is secured side-to-side […]

Why Your Tech Neck Hurts and What to Do About It

Tech neck is what we call it when sitting in front of a computer (or on your iPhone, or behind the wheel, or holding a baby) causes your shoulders to round forward and your neck to freaking. hurt. It can also create headaches, contribute to TMJ, and play a role in a ton of other […]

What to Do for Neck Pain and Tight Shoulders

Just about every client I work with has some kind of complaint around neck and shoulder pain. This may be headaches, TMJ, neck pain, tight shoulders, aching in the upper back and between the shoulder blades. The good news is that this is relatively simple to fix; the band news is, it just requires — […]

I Have Shoulder Pain — Is It My Rotator Cuff?

Just about every 40+ athlete I know (and a whole lot of sedentary folks, too) has had shoulder pain at some point. Some are able to eliminate it through non-surgical means, but a surprising number decide to simply live with it, or jump straight to the surgical route. While I’m not opposed to surgery, it’s […]

Finally! Everything you ever needed to know about yoga for pain relief

Low-back pain in yoga

I’m going to tell you something you don’t want to hear: I do not have a magic wand, and I cannot magically heal your pain with yoga. In fact, yoga for pain relief isn’t always the right answer. However, what I can tell you is this: Whether you have low-back pain, bone spurs, joint pain […]

Low-Back Pain & Herniated Discs: What You Need to Know

According to a 2009 study, there is no correlation between seeing a herniated disc on MRI and having low-back pain. Yes, you read that right. You can have low-back pain with no herniated disc. A herniated disc with no low-back pain. Or both a herniated disc and low-back pain that have nothing to do with […]