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What Your Core Is For

June 14th, 2019

Mushy mid-sections have been the target of many a crunch, sit-up, side bend, etc. for generations–but I have to tell ya those types of exercises are missing the point when it comes to strengthening your core for its intended purpose.  Your core is essentially a sphere made up of different muscles that lives between the …

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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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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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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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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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