Strengthening Techniques for Alleviating Muscle and Joint Pain (Part 3)

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Strengthening Techniques for Alleviating Muscle and Joint Pain (Part 3)

Designing corrective exercise programs that successfully alleviate muscle and joint pain—a common and debilitating problem—can be a rewarding experience for both you and your clients. In this third and final installment of a three-part series, learn how to progress your corrective exercise strategies and understand when it is appropriate to incorporate strengthening exercises with clients who are experiencing musculoskeletal pain.

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Stretching Techniques for Alleviating Muscle and Joint Pain (Part 2)

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Stretching Techniques for Alleviating Muscle and Joint Pain (Part 2)

As a health and fitness professional, many of your clients undoubtedly turn to you for help in managing chronic muscle and joint pain, a common and debilitating problem. In this second installment of a three-part series, learn how to progress your corrective exercise strategies and understand when it is appropriate to incorporate stretching exercises with clients who are experiencing musculoskeletal pain.

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How to Alleviate Muscle and Joint Pain With Self-myofascial Release (Part 1)

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How to Alleviate Muscle and Joint Pain With Self-myofascial Release (Part 1)

Strategic self-myofascial release techniques should be the mainstay of any client’s program. In part 1 of this three-part series, learn effective techniques to rejuvenate and regenerate the myofascial structures that need addressing before progressing clients to the stretching and strengthening components of their corrective exercise programs.

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Build Strong Glutes and a Pain-free Lower Back

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Build Strong Glutes and a Pain-free Lower Back

Strong and well-developed glutes not only look great, but can help protect the lower back from injury during daily activities and sports. By using strategic self-myofascial release exercises to promote flexibility, specific neuromuscular activation techniques to get the muscles working correctly, and focusing on eccentric strengthening exercises, you can help both yourself and your clients develop great-looking buns and a pain-free lower back.

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Best Exercises for Great Legs and Pain-free Knees

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Best Exercises for Great Legs and Pain-free Knees

Is there a secret to developing strong, great-looking legs without increasing the risk of painful knees? Biomechanics expert Justin Price explains why traditional lower-body workouts can actually increase the likelihood of knee pain and/or injury because they don’t train the muscles of the legs in a functional, weight-bearing fashion. Here are his top exercises for building great-looking legs while minimizing the risk of injury.

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Overcoming and Eliminating Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Overcoming and Eliminating Rotator Cuff Injuries

One in five people will experience a rotator cuff injury at some point in their lives. While it is not within your scope of practice to diagnose or treat rotator cuff injuries, it is important that you understand what they are, the common causes and what you can do to address your clients' underlying musculoskeletal problems to help alleviate their painful symptoms.

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Herniated Discs: What Can a Fitness Professional Do to Help?

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Herniated Discs: What Can a Fitness Professional Do to Help?

Herniated discs are one of the most common sources of back pain and can have a devastating impact on an individual’s quality of life, both physically and emotionally. While it is not within your scope of practice to diagnose or treat herniated discs, it is important that you understand what they are, what causes them and what you can do to address your client’s underlying musculoskeletal problems to help alleviate their painful symptoms.

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Understanding and Alleviating Plantar Fasciitis

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Understanding and Alleviating Plantar Fasciitis

The pain of plantar fasciitis plagues many clients and fitness professionals alike. While it is not within your scope of practice to determine if a client has plantar fasciitis, you can use your knowledge of what causes it to address problematic muscle and soft tissue imbalances. Here’s what you need to know, what causes it, and what you can do within your scope of practice to help clients manage this potentially debilitating problem.

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Upper-body Causes of Back Pain (and How to Fix Them)

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Upper-body Causes of Back Pain (and How to Fix Them)

Do your clients look to you to help them find relief for their persistent back pain? Fitness professionals properly trained in corrective exercise are well positioned to help their clients address the muscle imbalances and postural issues that contribute to their pain. This second article in a two-part series explores possible upper-body causes of back pain and offers corrective exercise solutions to integrate into your personal-training business.

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Lower-body Causes of Back Pain (and How to Fix Them)

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Lower-body Causes of Back Pain (and How to Fix Them)

Four out of five adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and fitness professionals properly trained in corrective exercise are perfectly positioned to assist these people get rid of the pain and return to the activities they enjoy. This first article in a two-part series explores some possible lower-body causes of back pain and offers corrective exercise solutions you can integrate easily into your personal training business.

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