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Eat Like a Caveman!

It’s time to delve into something a little bit different this week! We have gone over numerous topics about body movement, but we have not yet touched on your diet! As we all know, a poor diet plays a huge roll in weight gain, but foods like dairy, grains, excess...

How Messed up Is Your Posture?

This test looks simple, but will definitely challenge your entire body. You should be able to easily stand for 2 minutes against the wall while keeping your heels, butt, mid-back, shoulders, arms, hands, and head against the wall. Place a small pen or piece of paper...

Challenge Yourself Every Day!

How many of you get stiff, physically achy, tired, and unmotivated at work? In a previous blog, I listed off some ideas for altering your work environment throughout the day to help reduce back pain and improve posture. This blog is for those of you who are interested...

Simple Movement to Decrease Pain & Increase Mobility

Today we will be going over a flexibility exercise to help stretch and curve the lower back in the opposite direction of your lordosis. This exercise can be done for 10-20 slow repetitions and will feel great for those of you who are extremely “lordotic”. The goal...

Beastly Stretch to Open up the Mid Back

Here is a beastly stretch to open up thoracic (mid back) rotation. Do this as part of your warmup before your sport or before lifting. This can be done as repetitions or you can hold each side for 1-2 minutes. Have someone assist you deeper into the stretch if you...

Three Quick Exercises for Better Posture

“I don’t have time to stretch.” “I don’t know what to stretch.” “I work too much to go to the gym.” I hear these excuses from my patients’ day in and day out! You may have your own excuse that I did not list, but in the end, you probably aren’t stretching and staying...

Got Headaches?

The small “suboccipital” muscles at the base of your skull can be one of the main reasons you suffer from headaches. This gentle massage can be done for 2 minutes/side on the floor or the wall with a lacrosse ball, golf ball, baseball, or anything else creative. Other...