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Lessons from a Nike Master Trainer

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Max Artsis shares his journey from acting to training, eventually becoming a Nike Master Trainer. He is a very likable, colorful, and upbeat guy – and I’ve enjoyed spending time with him and his team. He drops some very wise pearls of knowledge that will leave you inspired and excited to make today your very best day. Thanks for Listening! …

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A Dentist’s Inspirational Story of Overcoming Chronic Pain & His Journey to Succeed in Life

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Dr. Andrew Fagin is a MUver, a dentist, a musician, and a positive human being. Learn about yourself while listening to his exciting journey through professional school and overcoming chronic back pain. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below, and if you enjoyed this episode, please share it using …

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The Story of Andrew, Dr. Mike & MoveU

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Learn about the series of events that brought Dr. Mike & Andrew together, which marked the beginning of a journey full of challenges and good times that lead to the creation of MoveU. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below, and if you enjoyed this episode, please share it …

Create Habits & Goals that Work!

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Kate Barr is a behavioral scientist who develops online health programs which help people achieve their goals and develop healthy new habits. She has extensively researched human behaviors at the University of Michigan. In this episode, you will love hearing Kate discuss achieving your goals, building self-confidence, and creating habits that stick! Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like …

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A New & Refreshing Look into Future of Rehab – Featuring Dr. Jacob Harden

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Dr. Jacob Harden is a sports rehab chiropractor and movement expert. He is an influencer on Instagram (@JacobHarden), where he educates his audience on proper movement tips, through his one minute videos and images. Tune in and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic, sports rehab, and why he invests so much time teaching proper movement online! Thanks for Listening! …

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Fitness Tips for Pregnancy… & Beyond!

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Dr. Sarah Duvall is a women’s physical health and fitness expert. She is a mother, a physical therapist, and an adventurist! In this episode, we’ll discuss how women can overcome and prevent obstacles associated with pregnancy and being a mother. Learn more about Sarah by visiting www.coreexercisesolutions.com. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note …

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Sam’s Inspirational Journey of Moving Past Pain

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Sam joined MoveU after an 11 year search to find a solution to his back pain that limited his life and happiness. Recognize the similarities between his journey and your own, and allow his story to motivate and inspire to continue to continue working towards a better tomorrow. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a …

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Where Do You Start? Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Medical Doctors, Orthopedics….Or Something Else

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If you choose to use the medical and alternative healthcare system it is important to know the strengths and limitations of each profession, how they are intertwined, and how the history of each profession affects the view of the public. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below, and if …

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Research Supports the MoveU Program

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“The health care system faces enormous challenges, with both the disability burden and financial impact relating to LBP escalating. Growing evidence suggests that current treatments and surgeries is conflicting with the evidence today, and is in fact often worsening the problem. Change will demand a cultural shift in beliefs and practice.” Unraveling the Complexity of Low Back Pain Peter O’Sullivan, …

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WARNING SIGNS That You’re Wasting Time with Treatment

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How to know when you’re on the right path heading towards recovery The process of seeking help for chronic pain and ending up frustrated You feel pain – you seek professional help – treatment fails – you seek more help – treatment fails again – you feel defeated and frustrated Step 1:  Create a clear goal where you’re going Make a …

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Foods & Supplements to Ease Muscle & Joint Pain

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Chronic Pain and Reducing Inflammation Chronic pain is a direct result of inflammation in the body. SO, what causes inflammation: What we put in the body: food, water, beverages, pharmaceuticals, supplements, drugs, alcohol. What we put on the body: lotions, make-up, perfumes, sunscreen, other chemicals. What the body cant get rid of: toxic load. Anything the body doesn’t need that remains …

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The Best Exercises for Flat Feet & Foot Pain

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This episode of MoveU Unfiltered will discuss, in depth, THE FOOT! Take the first small step to improving your feet and listen to this episode to learn some great tips that you can start using today. We understand being limited by pain and the frustration of failed treatments and procedures that were trusted to solve the problem. We created MoveU …

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When to Consider Surgery

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Are you considering surgery? Whether it’s your back, hip, neck, or knee, there are things you should know before going under the knife. Listen to this episode and gain and knowledge so that you can make an educated decision. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below, and if you …

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MoveU Method Success Stories. Meet Katie & Jayla

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Learn how these two women now live an empowered and pain-free life resulting from their commitment to the MoveU program. Jayla is a speech therapist and yoga instructor. She had several unresolved injuries and was scared she wouldn’t be able to workout with the intensity she loved. After less than 60 days of the MoveU program, she has significantly less pain …

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The Least Worst Way to Sit

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We aren’t going to waste our breath preaching to you that sitting is terrible for your spine and posture (but it is). Whether you’re out to eat or taking a cross-country flight – sitting is unavoidable! In this episode, you’ll learn to be an active sitter – always fiddling with your movements! We’ll teach you skills using fancy terms, like …

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Relieve Pain with This Simple Exercise

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What exercises are best for back pain? What are the three best stretches for a rotator cuff tear? Will an inversion table help reduce my back pain? Are bridges a good exercise to develop glute strength? Out of the hundreds of messages we receive every month, the majority of them are the same. You have a problem and are looking …

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The 5 Most Common Hip Injuries

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Is hip pain holding you back? In today’s episode you’ll learn the five most common hip injuries, the underlying cause, and the best course of action you should take to reduce your hip pain and get back to a pain-free and active life. Can you believe that medical and alternative healthcare focuses only on the symptoms, while completely ignoring the …

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The Best & Worst Back Exercises

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Do you want to know which exercises are helping your back, and which ones are making you worse? We get hundreds of messages like this per month… Is crossfit bad for my back? Are deadlifts bad for my back? Will an inversion table help me? What exercises should I be doing to improve flexibility in my back? In this podcast …

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The Truth About Core Strength

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“Core Strength” is the most abused phrase in fitness today. Everyone talks about it, very few actually know what it means, and even fewer understand how to apply core strength to their everyday lives. Learn what core strength is and how to apply it to your life, today! Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a …

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You May Pee Yourself, Ladies!

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In this women’s episode, we have a special guest that discusses the ever so common problem of “leaking” when exercising. Most women know this is not normal, but they do not know that leaking could be a sign of a bigger problem… Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below, …

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How to Correct Your Terrible Posture!

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Let’s get in detail and… Learn the research behind back pain and poor posture. How to naturally improve your posture by mastering the 6 key alignment exercises. Take action and improve your posture right now through guided instruction. Listen to Andrew & Dr. Mike trying to figure out how to fix their audio problem. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback …

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The #1 Most Injurious Exercise for the Back

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I’m not telling! Listen and find out. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below, and if you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons! Also, please leave an honest review for MoveU Unfiltered on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! If you …

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Does Crossfit Cause Injuries?

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Crossfit is a relatively new sport, and there is plenty of controversies associated with the safety of the workouts (WODS). In this episode, Andrew and Dr. Mike discuss the Crossfit mentality, the movements, and the likeliness of getting injured while participating. You will also learn early warning signs that an injury is the in the near future along with prevention …

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Today’s Healthcare Systems – EXPOSED!

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You have chronic pain or an injury and want to get back to doing what you love, right? But where do you start and who can you trust? Not only do we know exactly what you’re going through, but being intimately involved in the medical and alternative healthcare system for 20 years allows us to see where you will end …

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A Marathoners Journey Back to the Pavement

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This week is a special week for the MoveU Unfiltered Podcast because we have our first guest on the show – and I must say it was a blast doing this with her! Her name is Rani Smith. Rani had been loving her life and pursuing her passion of running for the past 14 years by completing 3 1/2 marathons …

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Be the Hero of Your Own Story – Don’t Look for One…

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When people suffer an injury or any other challenge, fear and short-term thinking can take over. This leads to paralysis, a helplessness, and you desperately look for someone to save you. This is a natural response – but a reactive response, and not a proactive response. In virtually every story told there is a hero. The hero is not perfect. …

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A Frustration Free Guide to Improvement

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I’m going to lay out the seven step process to take you from being frustrated with chronic pain to returning to the active life that you love. I’m 100% honest with what it’s going to take, but I also know that the chances of you following through are slim. I’ll tell you why. There is a better way to do …

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The Critical First Two Steps to Overcoming Your Obstacle

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There hits a point where you are boiling with either excitement or frustration, and you are ready to take action RIGHT NOW and get started with succeeding at your mission, whether it be overcoming back pain or losing weight. After a short amount of time, however, things fizzle out and next thing you know you are right back where you …

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So You Have Arm Pain? This is What to Do About it!

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Arm pain and arm numbness is common and is broken down like this… Symptoms – arm pain Root – front or back of neck, shoulder, or pec (top 4) Cause – poor breathing technique and posture Most people just try to attack the root, but then fail to even find THAT! Listen to this episode and become empowered to not …

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All About Shoes, Orthotics, Heel Lifts

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Andrew & I discuss our thoughts on orthotics, shoes, heel lifts, and what it has to do with the back and hip. Throughout 16 years of being in this profession, I’ve been exposed to just about every product out there, and I have actively sought to find alternatives. Where do I stand, today? For long-term health, I don’t recommend anything …

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The Success Path is Not a Secret

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Whether you are disabled and in pain, or training to achieve a performance goal, the success path is exactly the same. I talk about my path to success, what it takes, and have you relate this process to what you are achieving. Doing the right exercises are only a piece of the improvement pie, the rest is between your two …

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You Are Wanted, Dead or Alive

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This fictional short story is fun and will help you map out the process to relief, recovery, and prevention. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below, and if you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons! Also, please leave an honest review for MoveU Unfiltered on …

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From Rags to Riches. Andrew’s Low Back Success Story

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Andrew is the content creator, director of movement, and social media manager at MoveU. 3 years ago he severely ruptured a disc in his lower back and has made the journey back to living an active life. Listen and learn from his story. Thanks for Listening! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section …

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Sniffing Bullshit

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I am going to help you save time and money on products and services that provide only temporary relief. The root cause of this is your mindset which is on “pain relief”. The words “pain relief” are only associated with short-term quick fixes. Lets go over short-term quick-fix bullshit, so when you hear it your antennas will go up! Thanks …

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Think Long-Term To Reach Your Goal

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Almost 100% of healthcare practitioners, back devices, products, creams, etc. focus entirely on short-term relief. Even worse, you are the one who approaches them looking for this short-term relief. You have it all backward. Learn why you will always live your life frustrated, disabled, and fearing re-injury until you focus on long-term goals. Long-term thinking will set you free. Thanks for …

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But We Love Stand Up Desks!!!!

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Is your back or neck hurting from sitting or standing for long periods? What is the best position for you to work in? Everyone who sits all day has probably been recommended that they use a standup desk. Many people who switch to a standup desk have often found that their back or neck pain continues to hurt. The truth …

How to Treat Your Lower Back Disc Pain – Part II

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How is your lower back feeling after doing the exercises in the How to Treat Your Low Back Disc Pain – Part I? If you made it through and are experiencing some relief, great! If you are still in pain, I recommend you try this next set of exercises as well. Every disc injury is different, and one or all …

How to Treat Your Lower Back Disc Pain – Part I

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Have you been diagnosed with a lower back disc injury, or do you believe that you might have one? Lower back disc pain is definitely a nuisance, but with the right care, it can be resolved rather quickly without surgery. If you read the blog “Diagnosing the 3 Types of Lower Back Pain”, then I am assuming my description of …

Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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Is the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) the cause of your pain? There are several types of lower back pain, however, sacroiliac joint dysfunction often presents itself with a very sharp/stabbing pain very low in the back. If this does not match your lower back pain, check out my last blog about the 3 main types of lower back pain that I usually …

Diagnosing the 3 Types of Lower Back Pain

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A majority of people in the U.S. suffers from lower back pain at one point or another. In 2010, the CDC found that within 3 months of their study, 28% of people over the age of 18 experienced lower back pain. As society becomes more technologically advanced, an increase in sitting, and a decrease in exercise have led to an increased …

Fixing Lower Back Pain With Dr. Mike Wasilisin

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Dr. Mike had an awesome opportunity to be a guest on New York Muscle Radio! In this episode, he discusses top stretching, prevention, and back pain relief tips. Enjoy the entire episode, or jump forward to the 25-minute mark, which is when Dr. Mike comes on air. New York Muscle Radio is founded by Anthony Bevilacqua. Anthony has been in …

Quadratus Lumborum Exercises for Strength & Stability – QL Part III

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Now that you know what the quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle is and have mobilized it with these exhilarating QL stretches, you need to get your glutes and core turned on. You are probably tired of people saying “be more active,” but in all honesty, that is exactly what you need to do! For long-term QL pain relief, corrective postural exercise is …

Quadratus Lumborum Exercises for Pain Relief & Mobility – QL Part II

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The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscle is a deep muscle in the lower back that can become very tight and knotted. It usually exhibits a dull, achy pain after standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Read our last blog for an introduction to and detailed information about the quadratus lumborum muscle. How do I Get Rid of this QL Pain? …

CaliSpine & MoveU

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If you haven’t noticed, the name MoveU is popping up all over our social media and emails! What is going on exactly? We have created a completely separate company, MoveU, to cater to our growing online empire. There are a couple reasons for this… 1. MoveU is a name that automatically explains what we are doing! We are out to …

Low Back Pain Caused by the Quadratus Lumborum – QL Part I

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I’m not sure if people had back pain thousands of years ago when they were hunters and gatherers, but in today’s society filled with copious amounts of prolonged sitting, back pain has definitely crept its way into most of our lives. If you are like a majority of people in this modern world, you are probably suffering from lower back …

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