5 Proprioception Exercises To Prevent Sprained Ankles When Hiking, Walking or Running.
Jun21

5 Proprioception Exercises To Prevent Sprained Ankles When Hiking, Walking or Running.

Whenever you go hiking, head out on a nature walk, or go trail running, your feet deal with a lot of uneven ground and if you’ve ever sprained or twisted your ankle on the trail, you know what a bummer that can be. You might be thinking your ankles are weak, but surprisingly that isn’t where the problem is. This is where proprioception exercises can help. Try these exercises to develop your proprioceptive feedback and...

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DIY Projects Can Be A Recipe For Self-Inflicted Pain, Unless You Know This Critical Tip From The Fitness World.
May23

DIY Projects Can Be A Recipe For Self-Inflicted Pain, Unless You Know This Critical Tip From The Fitness World.

Embarking on DIY projects around the house can be a lot of fun and save a bunch of money if you’re up to it. For those of you cut out for that type of thing there’s a few things you need to know. Although it’s easy enough to think that you can just plunge ahead and dive into whatever project you have in mind, you might want to stop for a minute and think about what you’re going to do. Especially if you...

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Do Athletes Have Higher Proprioception?
Feb13

Do Athletes Have Higher Proprioception?

Proprioception has been notoriously difficult to study scientifically because of the difficulty in measuring it. This article talks about a recent study done in Shanghai. The study found that athletes have higher proprioception and seems to point to the fact that proprioceptive sensitivity is more related to specific joints rather than length of training time. What does this mean for for you? Well, it appears that you can improve your...

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Can Myofascial Release Help You?
Jan22

Can Myofascial Release Help You?

Myofascial (or just fascial) tissue release has been around for a while and is recently seeing a surge in interest. It can be used to relieve pain from injury or help athletes to perform better. Myofascial release can be done with hands-on massage therapy. The practitioner uses varying degrees of pressure on the body to release tension in the fascia. Alternatively, in self-myofascial release you work on your own body using various...

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Does Barefoot Running Improve Proprioceptive Feedback?
Jan13

Does Barefoot Running Improve Proprioceptive Feedback?

Proprioceptive feedback – What’s that you ask? Proprioception is “the sense of the relative position of neighboring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement” (Source: Wikipedia).  In other words it is the awareness and sense of where your body parts are as they move. There are both conscious and unconscious components of proprioception. Reflexes are part of unconscious proprioception....

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