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To help slow down bunion development, focus on activating the abductor hallucis muscles by tapping through the big toe, pulling it out and trying to stop it from coming back in, stroking the inside of the foot, and making sure your shoes are broad and allow your toes to spread. If you have a longer second toe, try adding a lift under the first metatarsal joint. Transcript: "The question is, what are some exercises or preventative measures to help slow bun in development? So, bonding occurs, when the big toast us move towards the other toes. The same dilation creates great deal of pain around this first metatarsal phalangeal joint. Now quite commonly shoot narrow shoes that squeeze the toes together, can contribute to this development of a bunion turns out. We actually have a muscle designed to stop this. It's called the abductor hallucis muscle runs along the inside of the foot. Foot tap through the big toe. Most people will struggle to activate that of their own accord where they first try. So shoes off. Try and get your toe to move towards middle of weight from the other toes. If you can't do this, you can sometimes pull it out yourself as you're trying, you can hold it out and then try and stop coming back in sometimes stroking, the inside of the foot to help stimulate muscle restore that connection between the brain and our After hallucis muscle can help to get that back, it'll feel really weird to start with, but getting a reconnection, with the abductor hallucis muscle is a great way to help slow down by need development. Also, making sure your shoes are nice and Broad to allow the toes to spread. If you have a mortise Toto's, a longer second toe, sometimes a lift under that first with tasso filmed, your joint will help as well. Hope that helps I've now"
Connective tissue in the fascial matrix is different for people who are hypermobile because their fascia has a stiff to elastic property issue. To help with this, myofascial release techniques such as rehydrate and neuro strength can be used to improve fluid perfusion and neurological stability, respectively. This can help improve overall mobility, agility, and power output. Transcript: "Okay, so how is connective tissue in the fascial matrix different for athletes that are hypermobile? Well, first of all, it doesn't matter if you're an athlete or not. Hypermobility means that you have a stiff to elastic property issue in your connective tissue. So fascia possesses different types of material, and the goal here is to have a fine balance between the stiff to elastic properties. This is about fascia's ability to resist distortion when stress is applied, the elastic properties, how quick fascia can return to its ideal shape after stress is applied. So for people who are hypermobile, we definitely have a tone problem between those two components of fascia. And so how can melt help? Well, through the rehydrate techniques to help improve the fluid perfusion of melt and help improve the stiff to elastic properties of melt, certainly beneficial, but more importantly, the neuro strength techniques to try to establish better stabilization around your joints, your shoulder girdle, your pelvic girdle, and through the neuro core, very important, especially for athletes. If you can improve neurological stability, you're going to improve your overall mobility, agility, and your power output. So this is certainly for any athlete, but certainly if you are hypermobile, we want to improve your ability to find stability so that you can improve your stabilization and mobility. I hope that helps you."
Neurofascia is the balance between the autonomic aspects of your nervous system and the fascia that supports and protects it. Transcript: "So neurofascia is the balance between your nervous system, the autonomic aspects of stability. You have a lot of autonomic aspects of your body that are supporting, protecting, and stabilizing you without your voluntary control or conscious awareness. And the neurofascial aspect of it is how the fascia relates to your nervous system. Most often when people are talking about fascia, they're talking about myofascia, the aspects of fascia as it relates to muscle. Neurofascia is the fascia as it relates to your nervous system, most specifically the autonomic aspects of stability."
I prefer front squats to back squats because it allows a more upright position and requires greater stabilization from the torso, engaging the obliques and abdominals. Transcript: "I prefer front squats to back squats because it allows a more upright position and I feel it requires greater stability from the torso so there's greater activation of the obliques and the abdominals and I personally just prefer front squats while I squat. I don't mind back squats, I still do regular back squats, high bar and low bar position but there's something about front squats I just I like the greater upright position and like I said I feel I get greater activation of the muscles of the torso."
I am a recovery regeneration specialist and take a holistic approach to treating athletes. My approach is different from other health professionals in that I focus on gentle stretching rather than aggressive stretching, and look at how issues with one body part can affect the whole body, not just the single area of concern. Transcript: "Hi there. This is a really good question about my Approach and expertise a different from other health professionals. I actually, I'm a recovery regeneration specialist. And what I try to do is I look at how I can influence inflammation or more, importantly, how to diminish inflammation, inflammatory response through the use of gentle stretching. My research has shown my PhD research has shown that if we stretch aggressively to the point of pain and discomfort, we Ali cause more information. So my Approach is very, very gentle. The less is more. The greatest gain is made without pain is one big difference between myself and the other health professionals. Also, I look at the body as a whole. I don't treat for instance if the person has a right knee injury, I'm not too concerned about his right knee. I'm concerned about how the right knee. Has basically affected the whole body left left, ankle, left, knee, Knee left hip right, ankle, right. Hip even mid-back, even up to the shoulders themselves. So that is my Approach. When I'm looking at working with treating athletes."
The most common injury in surfing is lacerations caused by the reef bottom, fins, board edge and even the nose. Transcript: "What is the most common injury in surfing? Well, I think you'd be surprised to know that it's not a sprained back or a sprained knee or ankle or even a shoulder. It's actually lacerations. We get cut a lot in surfing. If it's not the reef bottom or rock bottom, then it may be your fins or the edge of your board or even sometimes, unfortunately, the nose. So cuts and lacerations is the most common injury in surfing."