Pain

Get Rid Of Neck and Shoulder Pain With These Exercises

October 25, 2012

The lower trapezius muscle helps to pull the shoulder blades back and down.  It directly counteracts the pulling of the pectoralis minor muscle, which tries to pull the shoulder blades forward into a slouch.  Unfortunately, we are usually stronger in our pectoralis minor chest muscle than we are in our lower trapezius back muscle, resulting […]

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Yoga For Better Posture

October 13, 2012

Even if you have had horrible posture for most of your life, you can still change it by taking the right steps today.  Yoga can be a valuable tool in correcting a long career of bad posture.  The following video shows a simple exercise that strengthens all of your erector muscles (the muscles that run […]

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Gluteus Medius Exercises to help IT Band Pain

August 11, 2012

The gluteus medius muscle is located in the upper part of the glutes, just below the hip bone (iliac crest).  The gluteus medius muscle is very important in stabilizing our hips during exercise or sport.  It is weak in most people and this weakness can be a major source of problems in the lower back, […]

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Hamstring Stretch

May 3, 2012

The hamstrings are very involved in lower back pain as they help to control the curvature of the lower spine and the tilt of the pelvis.  Stretching the hamstring can help to relieve lower back pain.  I have included two videos here that show different approaches to stretching the hamstring:   Guidelines for performing the […]

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Seated Gluteus Maximus Stretch

May 2, 2012

This video shows how to stretch the gluteus maximus muscle.  The gluteus maximus muscle is very involved in hip pain and low back pain.  This stretch can help to resolve tightness or pain in those areas.  The beauty of this approach to stretching is that it can easily be done at the office and help […]

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Hip Flexor Stretch

May 2, 2012

Here is a video that shows the basics of how to stretch out your hip flexor muscles (psoas major and iliacus).  These muscles are very involved with groin pain, low back pain, and hip pain. Guidelines for performing the stretches: Check with a health care professional before you attempt these exercises to ensure that it […]

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