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April 13, 2019

Lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain, hamstrings tightness?⁣ ⁣

Here’s a snippet of Dr. D’s SELF-ASSESSMENT LIVE that was on Facebook. ⁣Just search @drdustinhoward or go to

You should definitely head...

April 10, 2019

Tight Hamstrings?⁣ ⁣

This is a great exercise AFTER YOU CLEAR THE SPINE!!⁣ ⁣

Don’t worry though, I will teach you how to do that in a self assessment video coming soon. ⁣ ⁣

By the way make sure you sign up for more free self assessments and exercises on my website. ⁣ ⁣ Ju...

“Tight Hamstrings”?⁣

Here’s a self assessment to check how tight they are yourself. ⁣

This video is part of a much much larger video series I am doing for people who suffer with tight hamstrings. ⁣

In the series we will discuss how to determine whether it is a lowe...

Pain or difficulty reaching overhead? (Part 3)⁣⁣
Dr. Dustin’s Shoulder Series:⁣⁣
Sticking with the idea of using the most underrated real estate of the shoulder (the shoulder blade). ⁣⁣
Let’s talk progression. ⁣⁣
Resisted Scapular Protraction with Flexion⁣...

Pain or difficulty reaching up or overhead (Part 2)? ⁣⁣
Dr. Dustin’s Shoulder Series:⁣⁣
The shoulder blade is the most underrated piece of real estate around the shoulder. ⁣⁣
It accounts for 1/3 of all overhead motion with its movement on the rib cage. ⁣⁣

March 31, 2019


Difficulty or Pain Raising Your Arm Overhead? (Part 1)  

Click the link above for the full video. 

Dr. Dustin’s Shoulder Series:⁣

I’ve seen a lot with people having tremendous difficulty raising an arm overhead.⁣

Sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s not....

October 24, 2018

Anyone who has ever been injured or has had difficulty with returning to a particular sport or activity knows that the transition from where you are to where you need to be to do what you love to do is often the hardest part.  There are a lot of great exercises and act...

August 8, 2018

We are in 2018.  Everyone has a car, everyone has an iPhone (or should have one, because iPhone>Droid), everyone has a computer, everyone has a TV.  With all these amazing technological advancements and time saving tools, we also have seen a significant reduction in ho...

December 25, 2017

In many cases people are told “you have arthritis” and that “your joints are just wearing out” in regards to their pain and difficulty with walking, standing, exercising, etc. The question is, however, is arthritis the pain generator? What if I told you that much of pa...

November 28, 2017

Is your pain in the shoulder coming from your neck, shoulder, elbow, etc? Here are 5 signs that the pain is coming from your neck.

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Dr.  Dustin Howard Concierge

Physical Therapy and Personal Training

1227 Lakeview Dr Suite 4, Franklin, TN 37067

Franklin, Tennessee

(inside Fit Studio)


2424 21st Ave S #100

Nashville, TN 37212 

(inside STEPS Fitness)

Mobile Sessions Available (limited)

Call: 615-815-9953



Sunday                  Closed

Monday                7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday               7:00 am-5:00 pm

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Thursday              7:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday                   7:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday              Closed

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