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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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Sleeping Positions

September 6th, 2016

Chances are that if you have come to see me that you and I have discussed this topic, but I wanted to outline the different positions that I recommend, the one I don’t, and the reasons why. Let’s jump in with the absolute worst way to sleep. Stomach Sleeping The one position that has pretty …

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Avoiding Plane Pain

August 9th, 2016

For those of you who travel regularly for work, to those of you who occasionally fly for fun, we all know that sitting on a plane for a couple hours or more can be a real pain. I just wanted to share a few basic recommendations to help prevent in-flight and post flight neck and …

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Using the Hip Hinge to Prevent Back Pain

April 7th, 2016

Use the simple maneuver outlined in this video when picking things up, or when working at your desk to help prevent back pain!

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A Case For Backpacks

March 9th, 2016

Backpacks. They’re not just for kids anymore! I recently had my own little bout of back pain, which seemed to come on with no known cause. I went to stand up one morning and all of a sudden it felt like someone had a death-grip on my spine. Fortunately, I was able to work through, …

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Tips for Pain Free Driving

May 5th, 2015

Tips for Pain Free Driving Road trip season is right around the corner, and your car seat could end up being a major contributor to aches and pains if you aren’t careful. I want to talk first about how to set up your car seat appropriately to minimize stress on your spine. After that I …

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