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March 27, 2020

Greg is a highly successful business owner down here in Franklin, TN that came to me with joint pain 4 months ago.

He came to me for 1 simple reason. He has worked out numerous times, lost weight and always ended back up in injury...putting his weight BACK ON.

He wanted...

September 29, 2019

Lower Back Pain Continued...yes again. ⁣

You can probably tell by looking at the last few days worth of content that back pain is a bit more than just stretch this muscle/joint, strengthen that. ⁣

It takes a comprehensive approach at fixing the problem. ⁣

One of...

September 28, 2019

🚨 Client Story 🚨 ⁣ ⁣

Meet Laryssa⁣ ⁣

Diagnosed with Knee Arthritis at age 25. ⁣ ⁣

She had been dealing with severe knee pain to the point she could barely walk and get very much direction or course of action from other doctors. ⁣ ⁣

Within 1 week her pain goes from 7...

September 10, 2019

NEW LOCATION!

For all my people that have been requesting a location in Nashville, I now have an amazing space!

STEPS PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING

The location is at 2424 21st Ave S #100, Nashville, TN 37212 right by 440 going towards Nashville from Green Hills.

Also I have a...

August 20, 2019

Don’t be surprised if you start to do something entirely different when you end up doing things nobody else gets to do.  So much fun going to one of the big sky scrapers in Nashville!!!

Love what I get to do as a concierge physical therapist and personal trainer

If your goal is to throw harder and perform better. ⁣⁣
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Better be doing mobility/flexibility work. ⁣⁣
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I personally love this one with the foam roller. ⁣⁣
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But the key with the foam roller is passive mobility will NOT give you what you want. ⁣⁣
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That’s why I li...

Throwers and Overhead Athletes⁣

Here’s a really quick way to improve your shoulder mobility immediately. ⁣

Use the Internal Rotation check (hand behind your back) to check your motion first. ⁣

Then go into the stretch to open up the joint. ⁣

Here’s how you do i...

Throw, lift, or hit overhead?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

Better check internal rotation of your shoulder. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

Here’s a really fast check to see how flexible your rotator cuff and posterior (back side) shoulder joint is. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Flexibility and mobility are so overlooked in developing true s...

Shoulder Stretch for Lats.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to stretch extremely tight Lats on athletes. ⁣ ⁣ You can get so much more range out of the shoulder into flexion (reaching up) when they aren’t so tight pulling against you. ⁣ ⁣

Here’s a simple stretc...

April 30, 2019

Hey Throwing Athletes⁣ ⁣

Try this exercise and see how stable your shoulder really is. ⁣ ⁣

This is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to stabilizing the shoulder for overhead activity such as a throw. ⁣ ⁣ You have to rely on grip, shoulder and shoulder blade st...

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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

Email: dustin@drdustinhoward.com

Hours

Sunday                  Closed

Monday                7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday               7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday          7:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday              7:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday                   7:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday              Closed

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