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Why does my squat look different? Part 1: An introduction to the factors that dictate squat technique

 

If you’ve spent any time squatting in the past, you’ve probably noticed that your technique looks a little different than everyone else’s. Further, you may have also noticed that no matter how much time you spend warming up,...

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3 go-to exercises for knee pain

 

What do you think is the most common question we get from friends and family as a Physical Therapy clinic?

Yup, you probably guessed it - "What can I do about this pain I have right here?"

Honestly, we have no idea. We don't know what is actually...

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MRI makes your low back pain last.... LONGER??

 

MRI seems to be the first response to low back pain. But is it really that important? Does it help with diagnosis, treatment, and pain resolution? Or is it actually a hindrance to healing?

An article published in 2021 by Shraim et al. looked at...

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Lateral Tibial Glide: The Missing Piece To Your Squat

 

Ankle mobility is a crucial piece of a squat. When the ankle does not move correctly, we start seeing changes in everything - knee and hip motion, trunk stability, and depth.

Very often, the problem is ankle dorsiflexion mobility. Dorsiflexion is...

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Must do movements for fiery, acute, low back pain flare-ups

 

It happens to the best of us, often at the most inopportune time. Yes, the dreaded acute low back pain flare-up. Sharp pain in the low back with specific movement. 

It could happen after a seemingly trivial event as a sneeze or picking...

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Ankle Sprain Step 3: Integrate Foot & Ankle Control

 

This is the third in a series of how we treat ankle sprains at NorCal Physio. This step is how to Integrate Foot and Ankle Control. The first two steps are to get it moving and to regain muscle control. Make sure to complete those two steps...

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Ankle Sprain Step 2: Regain Muscle Control

 

Ankle sprains are very common in sports. It has been reported that 26,000 ankle sprains happen every day in the US, accounting for 1/3 of sports injuries. That is a staggering number, but it doesn't stop there.

Most of these injuries will have a...

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Pushups: The Perfect Form & A Better Way to Modify

 

Pushups - one of the best known exercises. I know that you know how to do the exercise, but what if you could make a small change that would make it more effective?

If you have shoulder pain with pushups, making this little change can help...

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Ankle Sprain? Start Here.

 

This video describes how we start treating ankle sprains at NorCal Physio. Even though this is a seemingly simple step, this step builds a foundation of muscle control and stability. If you skip this step, it is likely that you will continue...

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Physio Qs: What is the difference between PHYSIO and PHYSICAL Therapy?

 

In this week’s video, listen to Jessica Kauffmann, co-owner of NorCal Physio, answer the question, “What is the difference between Physio and Physical Therapy?”.

Because our name is NorCal Physiotherapy and Sports Sciences,...

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