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How to Avoid Sitting-Related Back Pain

August 14th, 2018

A recent NPR article a friend of mine shared with me discussed sitting and HOW the way we sit may be more important than how much we sit with regards to low back pain. While I do agree with most of the points the article makes, I think some of the finer details may be …

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Back Pain and Side Plank

June 4th, 2018

This video outlines one reason you may have one sided low back pain and how to go about fixing them using a side plank exercise.

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Control Your Curves – Why Spinal Position is Important

April 10th, 2018

A quick video, outlining what good spinal position is, why it is important, and how to control it.

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Balance and Low Back Pain

February 7th, 2018

If you have poor balance, the chances that you have low back pain are also pretty good. In this short video I outline how to identify balance issues, how they contribute to low back pain, and show a couple of simple exercises for improving your balance!

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Abdominal Bracing Vs Hollowing for Back Pain

January 11th, 2018

Proper core activation is a critical part of any movement, particularly if you suffer from low back pain. Find out more about the difference between bracing  and hollowing, and which one you should be doing more of!

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How to do a proper glute bridge

November 7th, 2017

Hip dysfunction is an extremely common source of low back pain. Imbalances in the muscles of the hip, particularly the glutes and hip flexors, are the cause of recurrent low back issues and need to be addressed in order to provide long-term relief. The glute bridge is an exercise that can implemented to start to …

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4 Exercises for a Bullet-Proof Low Back

October 10th, 2017

Self-care measures are an extremely important tool for those that suffer from chronic or recurrent low back pain.  Therapeutic exercises like the ones I will describe below, are simple, require no equipment, and should take less than 10-15 minutes per day to complete. If you have struggled with low back pain, a daily regimen of …

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5 Low Back Pain Myths

August 8th, 2017

Low back pain is a regularly occurring affliction among people world wide. On average, an estimated 80% of people will deal with a significant bout of back pain which causes them to miss work or prevent them from doing regular activity at some point in their lives. The economic impact of low back pain is …

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Infant Carrying/Feeding Tips

May 9th, 2017

A good number of my patients are getting to that age where they are having their first children, and more recently a couple of them have come in complaining of neck/shoulder and back pain that they have developed from caring for their newborns. Since this topic was top of mind, I figured I would share the …

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Low Back Pain Stretch – Quadratus Lumborum (QL)

January 3rd, 2017

Give this stretch and mobility work a try if you have low back pain! It may help ya out. If not, make an appointment with us to get your pain figured out.

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