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A Mantra For Back Pain

March 12th, 2019

Over my increasing number of years in practice I have developed an appreciation for the multi-factorial nature of back pain. It has become more and more clear to me that aside from the physical things that cause low back pain–stiff joints, tight muscles, movement dysfunction, etc–that a person’s mental state can positively, or negatively impact …

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Breathing Better

January 9th, 2019

Dysfunctional breathing patterns can lead do discomfort, decreased performance, and health problems. Learn more about what dysfunctional breathing looks like compared to optimal breathing, and how you can learn to improve the way you breathe!

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Fixing Form to Eliminate Knee Pain

September 11th, 2018

Learn what things you may be doing wrong from day to day that could be contributing to your knee pain by watching this video.

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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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What Your Shoes Can Tell You

July 12th, 2018

Looking at the bottoms of your shoes can tell you a lot about what your feet are doing when you aren’t looking at them. Knowing whether you pronate, have a normal foot, or supinate can help shed light on why you might have pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, etc!

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Why You Can’t Touch Your Toes

May 15th, 2018

A lot of people come into my office with a side complaint that they’ve never been able to touch their toes. After a little inspection I often find that it isn’t tight hamstrings that are the problem — though they are often the thing most people feel is wrong. Find out how/why tight hamstrings may …

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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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Vitamins, Minerals, and Pain

March 7th, 2018

In my experience, a large percentage of joint and muscle pain can be explained by–and attributed to– functional and structural issues in the body, bu they are not the only reason you may exhibit symptoms. Deficiencies in particular vitamins and minerals can also be an underlying contributing factor, if not the sole reason for, symptoms …

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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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An Assortment of Books for a Better You in 2018

December 6th, 2017

My typical modus operandi around this time of year is to round up a list of things–physical objects–that can be purchased and used, or given as gifts to help improve the health and well-being of yourself or those around you. Well, this year is going to be a little different, in that I thought I would provide …

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