Category Archives: Exercises

This section covers a variety of back strengthening exercises.

Hip Mobility

https://gmb.io/hip-flexibility/ Key points ahead: Tight hips make everyday activities more difficult. Trying to force a stretch will just lead to more pain and stiffness. Don’t do it. Practicing these 8 exercises consistently now will mean less of a need to practice them later. Our hips and the muscles that surround...
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Honestly Officer I Haven’t Had a Drop to Drink

Vertigo, or the sensation of dizziness, is one of the more common symptoms I see in the Chiropractic office.   The cause can be a number of different things ranging from life threatening, to completely benign (thankfully the majority are the latter).   Some causes include cardio-vascular problems, Pathologies in the brain...
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Low Back-Squats

As I mentioned in my last post about hip extensor strength, the low back (specifically a healthy low back) is dependent on the strength of the legs and hips.   After you have mastered the hip extension exercises, it is time to add body weight squats to your daily exercise plan.  ...
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Low Back-Hip Extensions

Hip extensor strength is  crucial for a healthy spine (and knees, and ankles for that matter). So if your hip extensors (Butt) is too weak to jump right into squats, begin these basic butt-building-block exercises. 1) Start with both hands on the bar for stability with your body in a...
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Scoliosis; Get Your Swerve On

Scoliosis can be a frustrating case for the Chiropractor and patient alike.   This is a very basic start to treating your scoliosis from home.  As, with any spinal condition, consult a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic to assess your scoliosis and to rule out any more serious pathology.  These exercises are...
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The Basic Low Back Stretches

Chiropractic, like any science that aims to improve your structure, takes some effort on the part of the patient.  This post is meant to give examples of the most common low back stretches I prescribe for my patients with low back pain, sciatica, and strained muscles.  These are the basic...
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Push Up Plus (the “+” is for awesome)

An adjustment for a Chiropractor can do wonders for Shoulder pain.  In some cases, an adjustment alone won’t take care of the underlying problem, an irritated scapulae.  As we work at a computer, watch TV, read, etc.  Our shoulders become rounded and hunched forward.  Over time the shoulder blade becomes...
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When in Rome: Get rid of your low back pain

When in Rome: Strengthen your back and get rid of low back pain for good. People are constantly asking me what exercises they can do to get rid of their back pain.  There is an often overlooked yet valuable tool in the corner of almost every gym in America.  The...
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