Shoulder Pain Fix – Part 1

With any problem in the spine or extremities, it is important to create balance and symmetry in the joints.  However, most people want to take a more proactive approach with their healing with some at-home exercises.

This video highlights the first concept that we use to increase blood flow, decrease pain, and increase the healing response in damaged tissue.  It is called “MASHING”. 

Enjoy and #keepmoving


Shoulder PAIN!

It’s a common affliction that causes major problems in quality of life.  We generally see 3 types:

  1. Trigger Points that generate a Chronic Ache
  2. Rotator Cuff Tears that Nag, Annoy, and Inhibit
  3. Nerve Issues that can Stop you in Your Tracks

Regardless, our common sense approach to treating joints, muscles, and movements consistently delivers results that last.

Check out the video for more information and Contact Us to get some help.

Good luck and #keepmoving,


Doc-cast #8 – Habit and Positive Self-Talk

Why not you?  Make the Decision!

It may seem “cheesy” or “cliche”, but what you tell yourself is what you get out of yourself.  

And I already hear you… “I know, I know, I know.  Let’s move on to the next topic.”

Critical error, folks; CRITICAL ERROR!

If you want the long version, get Jen Sincero’s book, “You are a BADASS.”  Awesome book to give, get, listen to, or read.  And if you actually understand and apply the concepts, life gets a hell of a lot easier simply because you push your thoughts to a different level.

Short Version – Your thoughts formulate your actions which dictate your reality and progress into your future.  

Shitty thoughts = Shitty future

Random thoughts = Random future

Intentional positive and productive thoughts = Intentional (Predictable) positive and productive future.

This doc-cast hits somewhere in between the long and short version and discusses modifications to your thinking regarding improving your physical future.

Good luck and remember… You are a Badass! #keepmoving #keepunderstanding


Doc-cast #7 – Changing Equals Living

Doc-cast 7 – Changing equals Living from Jared Vananne on Vimeo.


It’s too hard!

I hear this all the time.  Not to throw my kids or my patients under the bus, but it is a recurring theme with respect to progression.

Too often we look at the task of accomplishing our goals and frame it in the context of degree of difficulty rather than amount of effort.  We would rather seek comfort from proclaiming it too difficult, as opposed to acknowledging the amount of effort the particular task will take.

Hey, I do it too.  We are creatures governed largely by the power harnessed within electricity.  And we know that electricity follows the path of least resistance.  Unfortunately that doesn’t work with accomplishing big goals.  In actuality, it destroys much of the capability to achieve any goals, regardless of size.

But if we flip the script, and look at our issues as a matter of effort.  If we realize that there is a finish line; a certain and defined amount of effort necessary for task completion, we can then take our first step.  We can initiate a course of action that redirects our electrical power toward something worth achieving.  We can chip away at the amount of effort it takes to dominate our future.

Remember, nothing is hard… but, certain things do require more effort.

Embrace the grind, fall in the love with the progression, and achieve the tasks and goals that are most important to you.

We are here to guide you along the way.

Good luck and #keepmoving


Doc-cast 6: The Magic is in the Movement

Doc-cast 6 – The Magic is in the Movement from Jared Vananne on Vimeo.


Use it or lose it!

We all know this saying, but do we truly apply it to our body?

We know that it is important to stimulate our brain with critical thinking and problem solving skills to keep things sharp and avoid the cascade of premature degenerative change.  We all know that we must get physical exercise to stimulate our muscles and joints for the purpose of maintaining physical viability and slowing the rate of joint and tissue degeneration.

But do we realize that it isn’t “if” we move, but “how” we move that gets us results.

Think about it.  Jogging is technically movement, but it is chronic and repetitive short range of motion in a sequential pattern that is actually quite difficult to master with respect to technical proficiency.  I guess that’s why 70-90% of runners end up with premature overuse injuries.  It’s not because running is bad.  Quite the contrary, it is because we are bad at doing it correctly.

Much the same we have a tendency to believe that squats and deadlifts are bad for us.  Yet, they are full range of motion exercises that elicit more wide-spread, full-system muscle contraction than any other exercise.  That is, of course, if we do them well.

Pushups and pullups are generally thrown to the side because they are hard, we don’t want to fight the struggle-bus to progress them, or they just plain hurt.  But the same hold true for these movements.  They roughly accomplish for the upper body what the squat and deadlift do for the lower body.

Long story short… running, squatting, deadlifting, pushing, and pulling are all critical aspects of our physical existence.  We will either use them or lose them.

That sounds simple enough right?

Well, there’s a catch – It’s not if we do them, it is how we do them that elicits success or failure.

Health & Performance Center has spent the better part of the last decade creatively filtering these fundamental concepts into our patient treatments to not only “make boo-boo’s go away” but to ensure that our patients understand the mechanics of their body so they may solidify and progress their achievements over long periods of time.  We focus on helping patients “own” results instead of just having a “fleeting experience”.

Enjoy this doc-cast and always remember… #keepmoving and #keepunderstanding