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Exercises for Tight Hip Flexors

July 23rd, 2022

Have you tried exercises like the couch stretch for your tight hip flexors and not gotten much out of it? The problem could be that the muscles need to be strengthened instead of stretched. In this video I demonstrate a couple of my favorite training exercises for loading those muscles up and getting them stronger!...

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Post COVID Back Pain

March 21st, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic marches on, it seems that muscle and joint pain are becoming one of, if not the most frequently reported lingering effects of the disease. Back pain in particular seems to lead the charge, followed closely by neck and knee pain.  Experts suggest that the reason that this happens is due to...

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What Your Core Is For

June 14th, 2019

Read ahead if you want to find out what your "core" is, and what it is for. 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...

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A Mantra For Back Pain

March 12th, 2019

This blog is about finding a mantra to help with back pain. Read ahead to learn more! 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...

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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. If you enjoyed the video, be sure to hit the like button and leave a comment! If you experience pain during any exercise, be sure to stop performing it right...

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Control Your Curves – Why Spinal Position is Important

April 10th, 2018

Click above to watch a quick video, outlining what good spinal position is, why it is important, and how to control it. If you found it helpful be sure to give it a like and leave a comment! Should you develop pain during movement, be sure to stop right away and get assessed by a...

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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! Did you enjoy the video? Be sure to click...

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Abdominal Bracing Vs Hollowing for Back Pain

January 11th, 2018

Watch the video above to learn more about the difference between abdominal bracing, and hollowing. Find out how they can play a role in back pain. 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 bracingĀ  and hollowing, and...

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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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