Why Do You Exercise?

Why Do You Exercise?

The real theme behind the title of this video is the importance of having a dream or clear vision about your exercise goals. Without it, you really don’t know how much exercise is enough (too much or not enough), or you don’t know what types to do. Mimicking what other people are doing may not…

Relieving SI Joint Pain

Relieving SI Joint Pain

When a client talks to you about pain and dysfunction in the sacroiliac (SI) joint, there are a number of reasons for these problems, but are you looking at all of them? Usually, clients tell me they feel tightness on the lengthened or taut side, but that probably isn’t where the problem lies and it…

CrossFit: Trial By Fire

CrossFit: Trial By Fire?

Although the headline may lead you to believe something else, this video is not an attack on CrossFit. There are many other exercise programs that are no different in their basic makeup. I’ve seen people trash themselves with every kind of bootcamp or Americanized combat yoga exercise program known to man. Here’s my philosophy: There’s…

The Low Bar Squat

The Low Bar Squat

When you do high bar squats at the gym, how are your neck and back feeling afterward? Do you experience a lot of tightness and pain trying to be a superhero in the gym? In this video, I’ll show you how to prevent those problems by showing you how to perform the low bar squat,…

How to Inspire Change in Your Clients

How to Inspire Change in Your Clients

As a CHEK Professional, how do you inspire change in your clients? Do you show and explain the many benefits of change in vivid detail? Do you assign clients homework in hopes of laying a foundation for a better, healthier life ahead? Is it being prepared for every possible scenario? Anyone can be “booksmart” and…

How to Work With Defensive Clients

How to Work With Defensive Clients

One of the toughest and most consistent challenges CHEK Professionals face with their clients is how to work with their defensiveness. Because everyone is defensive about something. But defensiveness doesn’t have to be an insurmountable obstacle to change as CHEK Faculty Member Jator Pierre points out in our discussion for the CHEK Blog. The first thing…

Three Reasons Everyone Needs a Mentor

Three Reasons Everyone Needs a Mentor

You don’t know what you don’t know.  This may sound a bit confusing unless you have a mentor – a trusted professional you can rely on when you need guidance with situations you may never have experienced before in your practice. The value of having a mentor is an important message for anyone – particularly…

Rhythmic Stabilization

Rhythmic Stabilization

Do you or your clients suffer from nagging shoulder injuries or problems due to instabilities with ligaments or tendons? When you’re trying to rehab problems like these, you may want to start with rhythmic stabilization, a technique I learned about many years ago while I was studying orthopedic rehabilitation and the subject of this video.…