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Apr 102014
 


As part of our Health & Wellness series, we reached out to San Francisco’s sports and clinical massage studioPsoas Massage + Bodywork.  

We know the PG community likes to ‘work hard and play hard‘, and we wanted Psoas to give us a few quick tips on staying injury & pain free while doing what we love with climbing, yoga and fitness. 

In this video, Scott Schwartz, co-founder of Psoas, walks us through a rotation of 7 exercises to increase range of motion and stability in the shoulders.

It only takes about a minute and half to complete and it’s an awesome way to warm-up and protect your shoulders!

 ** The information in these articles are submitted by various  professionals in the industry who are not employed by or representatives of Planet Granite.   If you have an injury or more questions regarding the topics addressed on our blog,  please consult a qualified medical practitioner.  Before beginning any fitness program, you should have a complete physical examination by your physician.**


Who needs this exercise?

Rock climbers especially, but this will benefit mostly anyone!

This shouldn’t be painful, it should only be mildly challenging.

Note: if you are experiencing severe pain or numbness and tingling in your arms and hands please see a professional before attempting this or other exercises. If you feel excess pain during it, discontinue until checking with a professional. 

Mar 312014
 
Climber Posture Part 2 - MOBILITY

  As part of our Health & Wellness series @PG, we asked local climber and chiropractor Natasha Barnes to share her thoughts on spinal health and preventing climbing-related injuries. In her first article, ‘Climber Posture‘, Dr. Barnes gave us 2 ways to test for dysfunctional posture. She also presented a very convincing case on why postural health should Read more…

Mar 112014
 

As part of our Health & Wellness series, we reached out to San Francisco’s sports and clinical massage studio – Psoas Massage + Bodywork.   We know the PG community likes to ‘work hard and play hard‘, and we wanted Psoas to give us a few quick tips on staying injury & pain free while Read more…

Feb 042014
 
Climber Posture - Guest post by Dr. Natasha Barnes

 As part of our Health & Wellness series @PG, we asked local climber and chiropractor Natasha Barnes to share her thoughts on climbing-related injuries.  Natasha has been a professional climber since 2001 and also has a chiropractic doctorate degree under her belt. With a wealth of knowledge about the body, and more than a decade of climbing Read more…

Jan 292014
 
New @PG Sunnyvale - Silicon Valley Massage Therapy Group!

The Silicon Valley Massage Therapy Group is pleased to announce a new location at Planet Granite Sunnyvale! As of February 1st, SVMTG will offer onsite sports massage sessions at PG Sunnyvale. Their therapists will assess your individual needs, apply the appropriate massage techniques and end the session with coaching for at-home care to speed up Read more…

Jan 202014
 
Health & Wellness - Hand Injuries by Dr. Rachman Chung

 This article is the first in our ‘Health & Wellness’ series on the Planet Granite blog! We reached out to local health professionals within the PG community to speak about issues that often affect us as athletes and climbers.   We asked them to share their thoughts on topics such as injury prevention, posture and alignment, Read more…