by Laura Helsel | Feb 16, 2022 | Biomechanics, Fitness, Franklin Method, Hip Stability, IT Band, Pelvic Floor, Pilates, Teaching Tips, Tight Hip Flexors
Strengthening the gluteal muscles is recommended for virtually every hip and knee issue that exists. From patellar femoral syndrome and hip impringement to tight IT bands and dropped arches, improving the strength of the big power muscles of the bum are a key component to recovery. What to do when they don’t cooperate?
by Laura Helsel | Feb 25, 2020 | Biomechanics, Fitness, Hip Stability, IT Band, Pain management, Tight Hip Flexors
Pilates Mat classes focus on core strength but for some, the work is felt in the hip flexor muscles instead. Simple tips to improve muscle balance can help shift the work back to the abdominals.
by Laura Helsel | Aug 19, 2019 | Biomechanics, Feet, IT Band, PilatesA personal success story. I continue my year long obsession with all things feet, from healthy mechanics and strengthening to looking at our footwear choices and the impact they have on our health. Here I’ll share with you a specific case study, an example of a...
by Laura Helsel | Sep 13, 2018 | Biomechanics, Hip Stability, IT Band, Pain management, Pilates
If you’ve ever sought help for hip or knee pain, patella femoral syndrome, or a chronically tight Ilio-Tibial (IT) Band, chances are you’ve been given the clamshell exercise…