The Interns Are Gone… For Now

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DATE › May 2, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog
As the spring interns we're finishing up their last week here at IFAST, a client said something that really stuck with me. “You know, in the beginning I feel like we were teaching you guys, and now you guys are coaching me up!” After hearing the client say this, it really got me thinking about my experience as an intern and got me thinking about what the current interns were experiencing. It was an interesting cycle to experience and now witness.  This was the first group of interns that I have gotten to see go through a full semester. In

The Why Behind Your Goals

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DATE › May 2, 2017
CATEGORIES › Accountability, Blog, Coaching
Over the last few weeks, I have had an unusually high amount of assessments. Clients new and old sit down with me for an hour as I bring them through our process and get them on the right track to achieve their goals. Each assessment goes differently, but starts with a bombshell of a question:   WHY ARE YOU HERE?   Now depending on how you just read that, I may come off as a jerk, and I promise you that isn’t the case. I am genuinely interested in knowing why they want to work out in the first place

Female Golf Swing Fault and Fix:  Lead hip rotation fix

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DATE › May 1, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized
Golfers tend to blame themselves for a lack of skill when their golf swing doesn’t seem to improve as they practice. More often than not, there’s a physical limitation that results in a less than desirable swing. So really, when you think about it, it’s not a golf swing fault. It’s a body fault. One of the most common physical limitations I find consistently in female golfers is a loss of lead hip internal rotation. Lead hip internal rotation is what allows that ideal follow-through sought by all golfers. A lack of lead hip internal rotation results in the following:

3 Tips for Training While Traveling

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DATE › April 26, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog
It is that time of year again. This blog is a little late for the spring breakers, but summer vacation season is coming. I’m going to be talking about getting that workout in while you’re on vacation.  Very rarely are you fortunate enough to find dumbbells that go over 25 lbs. on vacation let alone a squat rack. You may even be lucky to find the time to get to the gym . I am going to give you 3 essentials to still get a great workout in while you’re on vacation no matter the equipment you have.   Most

Sciatica… Wrong Diagnosis,Wrong Solution

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DATE › April 25, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog
Call Jason at IFAST Physical Therapy to request a FREE copy of The IFAST PT Sciatica Solution! In cases of true sciatica with the symptoms of leg pain extending below the knee and typically extending across the ankle, patients may experience some changes in sensation, mild movement impairment, or associated muscle weakness. The focus is on attempting to maintain normal activities as much as possible, achieved through a concept called graded exposure. Graded exposure is simply a measurable, often professionally-guided, and progressive program of movement and activity based on your current movement limitations and level of conditioning. Sciatica is often

4 Reasons and 1 Secret Why HitFit Beats Up (Pun Intended) Any Other Group Workout

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DATE › April 21, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog, Classes, Gym News, Testimonials
We launched HitFit, our take on group boxing, last year and the response has been amazing! In order to celebrate our success, here are some important takeaways from our resident HitFitters:   1) It’s Not Just Your Arms, It is a TOTAL Body Workout "When I started HitFit I used my upper body exclusively, burning up my gas tank and tiring out my arms. Once Tony taught me more technique and how to relax my upper body, it shifted more of the load to my hips, legs, and core. This created a total body workout that helps me box at

3 Progressions to Help You Stay on Top of the Baseball

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DATE › April 20, 2017
CATEGORIES › Athletic Development, Coaching, Sports Performance Training
Have you heard these sayings before? “Stay on top of the ball” “You need to work on your core” One thing I love about sports is the unique culture that lies in each individual sport.  Language, types of training, coaching cues, classifications and more are deeply embedded in these cultures.   Being one of the older sports in our country, baseball has a lot of culture with a lot of unique language.  One I hear a lot is “stay on top of the ball” when pitching.  Admittedly, not knowing what that meant the first few times I heard a pitching

IFAST Physical Therapy Sciatica Week Book Give-away!

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DATE › April 17, 2017
CATEGORIES › Blog, Physical Therapy
You've probably heard the statistic that about 80% of people will experience back pain in their lifetime. I'm guessing that it's actually higher. Often times, lower back pain is accompanied by sciatica, or more simply, pain that extends down the back of the leg past the ankle. This is a common symptom that I see here at IFAST Physical Therapy in Indianapolis quite frequently. To help out as many people as possible, I wrote a small book to give you plenty of information about what sciatica is and how to you can manage it or even resolve it. The book