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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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Low Back Pain Triggers to Avoid

April 8th, 2015

Avoid Common Low Back Pain Triggers Since it has been warming up, people are starting to get more active. With that I have seen a lot more acute low back pain coming into my office in the last month or so than usual, so I thought I would outline some interesting findings from a recent …

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Spine Stability Exercises – The Quadruped Track

March 5th, 2015

This exercise is part of the progressive rehab program I use here at the clinic. Give it a try!

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Smartphones and Your Health

March 5th, 2015

Smartphone Use and Your Health There is no doubt that smartphones are an integral part of many people’s lives. They help us do so much, and stay connected to the world around us. There are estimates that an average person picks up their device more than 1,500 times per week! Other estimates put an average …

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Exercise Ball Spine Mobility

January 20th, 2015

If you’re looking to get a bit more out of the exercise ball you have laying around at home, then watch this video! I lay out a couple of very simple pelvis mobility exercises that can help with low back stiffness and pain. I also give a quick tip on how you can use the …

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Full Body Stretch – The Brettzel 1.0 & 2.0

January 5th, 2015

A really quick video to demonstrate one of my all time favorite stretches called the Brettzel! This stretch is great for hitting all the major muscle groups in the anterior and posterior chains and makes a great addition to any cool-down routine.

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Thoracic Spine Mobility

September 10th, 2014

Learn how to assess yourself and use a mobility peanut to increase your mid back (thoracic spine) mobility! Restrictions in this part of the body are common from holding a forward slumping posture when we use technology like computers and smart phones. These types of restrictions can make it difficult for weightlifters and CrossFit athletes …

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Wallets and Back Pain

February 10th, 2014

If you have chronic or recurring low back pain, you could be sitting on the answer to your problem. No, I’m not talking about the chair you’re in (that’s a whole other situation), I’m talking about that over-stuffed, over-sized hunk of cow hide you’ve been propping under your pelvis since the Clinton administration (or longer…). …

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