Brooke Thomas

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Jill Miller's new book is a thorough guide to self-care for full-on body nerds and laypersons alike.
We are not lumps of clay that can be molded by tugging on things. Our nervous systems are actually what is in charge.
If your main concern is grip strength, then you will want to try out this stretch. Do not be deceived! It’s more intense than it looks.
Here are a few things in our typing-heavy culture that can cause weakness of the grip - and also a video showing you an exercise to fix this.
Perma-clenching is often an unconscious habit created by deep core weakness, pelvic misalignment, pelvic floor weakness, and lumbar instability.
"Exploring Functional Movement" is an invaluable resource for anyone who has an interest in natural movement or wants to learn how to prevent or treat pain, dysfunction, or injury.
Are the people who are flopping their torsos down onto the floor in a spread leg forward fold actually experiencing less pain and discomfort in their bodies? Usually not. What we want is balance.
I wrote a primer on fascia here, "The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes," and it was so well received that I decided to edit and expand upon it to create a free fascia resource for everyone.
Our need for oxygen is well established (duh). So what about athletes who are restricted in their breath due to structural compensations, and therefore are receiving sub-optimal cellular nutrition?
My hamstrings and I have had a long and troubled relationship. Here’s what I’ve discovered on the road to functional hamstrings, along with a video of my very favorite hamstrings lengthening stretch.
Turns out we're kinda like oranges. Here's some info about fascia and how you can use it to maximize not just your performance, but also just your ability to feel good in your body.
I am frequently asked how the therapy balls differ from lacrosse balls or foam rollers, the two other most prevalent self-care tools. Let the debate begin!