Posts by Jennifer Lightstone

Releasing the Suboccipital Group

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Exercises, Uncategorized

Releasing the Suboccipital Group

Look up at the bright side! The suboccipital muscles help us extend our heads (Get it? Look up?) as well as rotate them. This group of muscles sits at the posterior base of the skull, and they’re easy to overlook, but they’re often major players in headaches and posture issues. Anyone with desk-work related posture problems is likely to have some chronic tension in their suboccipitals. So this week we’re bringing the foam roller back out for a Quick Tip on releasing the suboccipital group. This movement, although nice and easy, is super effective! Lay back and enjoy some...

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We’re Open!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in News

We’re Open!

  Just a few days after we sent out our last update, the city gave us the green light to reopen (with limited capacity) to everyone, no prescription needed. And we are so excited!!!   We want to sincerely thank everyone for sticking with us through this. It hasn’t been easy, and we know that everyone’s been affected. It’s meant so much to us to have your support through it all.   Our Phase 1 therapists are David, Jason, KC, Sarah, Derek, and Mary. If your regular therapist isn’t in our Phase 1 team and you don’t want to wait for Phase 2, feel...

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Let’s work on those headaches.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Health and Wellness

Let’s work on those headaches.

With all that is happening in our lives, now including our local wildfire emergencies, it’s no wonder that we are hearing more about headaches from our viewers at home. This week we want to shift gears a little and help address this increasingly common problem with a new Quick Tip Video. We also want you to be able to find related videos easier (because we have more than 250 videos now!), so we’ve created a Headaches Playlist on our Youtube channel that should help. This week, Jenny’s showing us an alternative way to release the tissues around our Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ),...

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Releasing the Rhomboids

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Exercises, Muscle Release

Releasing the Rhomboids

Feeling like a back massage? Us, too! We might not be able to work on you yet, but there’s still some great ways to ease your back pain from home. One frequent cause of back pain are the rhomboids, those pesky between-the-shoulders muscles that always seem to get sore on us. We’re taking a look at ways to release them this week, with an exercise from Jenny that uses tennis balls and some gentle floor movements. Check out our Quick Tip Video to learn how to do it! We’re hoping to reopen by at least mid-September, but if you’d like to work on yourself from home some...

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Working out the Peroneal Muscles

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020 in Exercises, Stretches

Working out the Peroneal Muscles

Our lower leg muscles, compiled of an intricate web of muscle tissue, bear most of our body’s weight, and they can become tight and achy from a wide range of issues. During the shelter-in-place, the changes in our activity have an impact on our legs. And of course our runners are always looking for help keeping their legs in shape. So this week we’re bringing out the tennis balls to show you how to work out those lower leg muscles on your own, starting with the peroneal muscles. The effects of this work can be wide, from opening up the lower foot to releasing tension on the knee...

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