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Hip Pain

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS) – Hip Pain

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS) is medical jargon to describe pathologic contact between the femur (your thigh bone) and acetabulum (on your pelvic bone). In other words, your thigh-bone has too much contact with your pelvis leading to hip pain and abnormal motion in the hip joint. Although prevalence varies across populations, FAIS is typically observed […]

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Building a Healthy Back

Foundation Training Throughout the last year I have taken it upon myself to research new therapy tools and not only read about them but also to put them into action.  Foundation Training comprises the movements that help patients feel better.  In my practice, I spend my time with a lot of runners, cyclist, golfers, and endurance athletes; basically, I […]

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Voodoo Floss: (How) Does it Work?

***Disclaimer: I am not a Voodoo Expert (chiropractor, yes, but that’s another story). I am simply digesting out loud to stimulate my own thoughts on the matter. After having tried Voodoo Floss myself and seen great utility, I sadly found that no one online had taken a half-hearted jab at explaining how it might work. […]

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Brendan Hoekstra

Brendan Hoekstra – Introduction to Acupuncture

How were you introduced to the world of Acupuncture? I was initially introduced to the concept of QI and inner power when I first got involved with traditional martial arts as a young teenager.My curiosity in alternative health grew at a rapid rate after watching acupuncture, cupping and moxabustion being performed in Kung fu/martial arts […]

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3 Things I Learned at the Judo National Championships: Part III

You should also be reading Part I and Part II. 3. Martial Artists Move Better than You…Without “Corrective” Exercise. This all started back in 2008. I was in Long Beach, California at the Perform Better Functional Training Summit as a student in chiropractic college. I was all excited to have the opportunity to drool over […]

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