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DESK TO GYM

August 20, 2019

How to safely transition from your day job to your active hobbies. We all know that sitting most of the day is unhealthy in some big ways, but most of us can’t change our work conditions. Counteracting our sedentary daytime with high levels of activity outside the workplace is a good idea, with a few…

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Understanding Pain: Movement Is Medicine Show

August 14, 2019

Tune in to a new episode on the Movement is Medicine Show to learn what pain is trying to tell you. You can listen on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or anywhere you enjoy podcasts. iTunes Subscribe here.

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5 Injury Prevention Tips Every Runner Needs to Know

August 7, 2019

In most cases, you don’t just “all of a sudden” get injured.   Occasionally, yes, but usually there is a reason why you are injured.   Most commonly your body has created a muscle imbalance to some stressor in your body.  These stressors affect your entire body but localize in one area (the site of your injury). …

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New Head 2 Toe Podcast: Movement is Medicine

July 31, 2019

Exciting announcement! Our brand new show, Movement is Medicine, is officially live! Currently, you can tune in on Spotify, Anchor Fm, and Pocketcasts but more channels are coming soon. It should be on iTunes and Google Play by the end of the week. The show explores different aspects of movement, pain, healing and hope from…

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Dr. Annie’s Top 10 Health Tips

July 24, 2019

As a Doctor of Chiropractic and a manual therapy specialist, it’s not only my job but my passion to find the best ways to stay healthy. Here are my favorite tips for being healthier and more vital every day. I hope you enjoy them. 1. Skin reflects your overall internal health Have you ever wondered…

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4 Digestion Hacks to Control Blood Sugar and Sleep Better

July 17, 2019

Many of us have heard of high blood sugar. We know it’s linked to diabetes, one of the most prevalent diseases in this country. However, must of us are unaware of the blood sugar rollercoaster, and how stabilizing our blood sugar improves our sleep. It’s time to tame the “Blood Sugar Rollercoaster”. Here’s one surefire…

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The Ultimate Guide to Using RockFloss and RockTape (to Dramatically Reduce Soreness, Swelling, and Inflammation)

June 26, 2019

At Head 2 Toe Spine and Sports Therapy, we work to empower you to with tools and exercises you can do on your own to keep your body healthy and moving well. Two of those tools we teach our patients to use are RockFloss and RockTape to help with movement dysfunction and pain. What causes…

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How to Prevent the 4 Most Common Cycling Injuries

June 20, 2019

Distance cyclists are very prone to overuse injury. With the arrival of summer and the Seattle to Portland ride quickly approaching, we are seeing a spike in cycling injuries in the clinic. Cycling injuries are usually classic overuse injuries caused by a combination of overtraining in one dimension (on the bike), undertraining in multidimensions (strength…

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Unlock Your Hip Mobility To Drop 5 Strokes & Win More Golf Games

June 5, 2019

Hip Mobility One of the key movements you need to create speed in your golf swing is hip internal rotation. This action happens at the hip socket when you move your legs outward from your knees. During a right-handed golfer’s swing, internal rotation occurs first on the right hip and then on the left hip.…

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5 Powerful Ways to Prep Your Body For Movement (Do these before working out)

May 15, 2019

Are you getting back into working out and don’t want to get hurt? Try these 5 movement prep techniques first! Movement Prep is the secret weapon for injury prevention and performance gains for every age, sport, and athletic level. – Dr. Annie Armstrong But what is movement prep?? It’s a few simple steps that need…

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