Straight To The Point Blog

August 1st, 2017

Self-Massage Myofascial Trigger Points

Ever experience a muscle soreness – a knot, also known as a trigger point – that you wish you had someone or something at that moment to wedge itself right in and relieve the pain? Fear not, we have identified several useful tools and methods to help you relieve a myofascial trigger point. From canes Read More…

July 28th, 2017

Video: Proper Technique for Scapular Traction or Standing Row Exercise

The scapular traction or standing row exercise is a popular way to strengthen and work out the back, biceps, abs and shoulders. However, as Point Performance’s Adam Gershowitz points out, if done incorrectly, as he’s often seen, the exercise doesn’t provide the full benefit. Here, he demonstrates the proper way to do a scapular traction.

July 28th, 2017

Video: Side-step Hip and Glute Exercise with Loop Band

Whether you’re an occasional runner and cyclist or a major athlete, it’s important to strengthen the muscles that support your stride. Here, Dr. Allison Haynes demonstrates a side-step exercise using a loop-band around the ankles to help strengthen the hips and glutes. In this video, she notes to take care of your form and posture Read More…

July 27th, 2017

Video: Neck Muscle Stretch

We often see a lot of pain caused by work. What kind of work? Not even one that requires much physical labor but ones involving sitting at a desk, typing at a computer, reading a screen in such a way that it injures the back, shoulders, neck, and the individual’s stress levels. For that reason, Read More…

July 20th, 2017

Video: Hip Flexor Stretch

If your legs feel tight, the hip flexor stretch is a good stretch for people with back pain or who sit a lot. As Point Performance’s Chris Ricardo demonstrates, the stretch helps stretch the front of the thigh. It’s a common stretch, although can be done incorrectly. Arching your back is one way that can Read More…

July 11th, 2017

Video: Loop-Band Exercise for Glutes and Hips

Running and cycling is more than just keeping up a long-distance sport but to maintain strength in the legs. You want to ensure the glutes and hips have a powerful stride. One way to strengthen those areas, as Dr. Allison Haynes, DPT, demonstrates, is with a loop band. Lie on your back and place the Read More…