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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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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Understanding Pain

July 11th, 2017

The vast majority of my patients, if not all of them, come to see me because they are experiencing some sort of pain or discomfort. This often annoying, sometimes debilitating, but definitely necessary sensation exists to protect us from a treacherous environment which hurls bodily harm our way on a daily basis. The problem with …

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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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Overuse Injuries

April 4th, 2017

Muscle and joint pain from over-training or doing repetitive movements is one of the most common complaints I see in my office. These types of injuries can be difficult to manage, so in my opinon, the best tool to treat them is prevention and knowledge! In this short article, I will outline some of the …

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