Baker’s Cyst. Swelling Behind My Knee.

  I fight the urge to sing the notorious hit “I Wan’t It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys as I start to write nearly EVERY article… “Tell me why?!?” Swelling behind the knee is a common finding, often labeled as a Baker’s Cyst (or Popliteal Cyst). Sometimes it is accompanied by pain and sometimes it […]

Ankle Stretching 101: The Missing Piece.

Ankle mobilization, ankle stretch, knee pain, plantar fasciitis

One of the most common faults I see is the tendency to only stretch the calf in one plane. Most people have been told to stretch the ankle with “the knee going straight over the toes.” This is great for mobilizing only SOME portions of the calf and ankle joint. In many cases, you think […]

Why Glute Bridges Aren’t Fixing Your Back Pain.

glute bridge, back pain

Discussions about the role of the glutes in reducing back pain are an endless commodity on the internet. Still, I see a lot of patients that do glute bridges until they pass out. Hoping each day that their next glute bridge will be the one that changes their life! Unfortunately, a basic understanding of exercise […]

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