Sport Medicine

Got runner’s knee? Tech neck? Mental blocks? IMPACT’s health and wellness experts reveal therapies and treatments.
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Muscle Matters

Over the last century, we have added more than 30 years to the human lifespan. Sadly, healthspan — the period of our lives during which we’re in good health — has not kept pace with...
Foot Injury

Diagnosing Summertime Foot Injuries

With summer on our doorstep, most people are looking to spend more time outside and be more active. This includes more walking, hiking, running and exploring our beautiful landscape and your feet will help...
Rolling

Roll with It

The popularity of self-myofascial release (SMR), otherwise known as “foam rolling,” has skyrocketed in the last decade. Due to this growth, the practice has become a relatively common and practical method for increasing flexibility...

The Key to Healthy Hips

Having problems progressing with your training? Can’t improve your time in competition? Getting recurrent pain or injuries, involving the same sites? If so, it’s time to check your alignment, given that in over 80...
Massage

Sports Massage Therapy for Runners

When training hard for an event most people benefit from a massage weekly or at least monthly for maintenance. Treatment length depends on the areas of the body being treated. For a general full-body...
Rehumanizing Movement

Born This Way – Rehumanizing Movement

After spending several years questioning knowledge I acquired during my Master’s of Physical Therapy program, I’ve learned that the way most of us go about improving our health is built on some false assumptions....
Dr. Kelly Starrett

Switching from Stretching to Mobilization

“You need to stretch!” You’ve heard it a million times before. The perplexing assertion that you’re not stretching enough and that it’s why you’re injured or sore, slow or clumsy. Think of your first coach...
Dr. Stuart McGill

Dr. Stuart McGill’s Secrets to a Healthy Spine

While some adhere to the mantra of no-pain, no-gain, Dr. Stuart McGill says the opposite is what a healthy back requires. The world-renowned expert in back biomechanics has dedicated more than three decades studying spines...
Illustration of a brain

Innovative Approach to Treat Depression

Being pitched into a pandemic has shown many of us what it’s like to live with uncertainty, to have our dreams dashed and be confronted with barriers to authentic human connection at a time...
Walking is workday movement

Making Movement Part of the Workday

About a decade ago, experts dubbed sitting too long as the new smoking. And the fact remains, being sedentary isn’t good for your health. Anyone who has had a long day at the desk knows...
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