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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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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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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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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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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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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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