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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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Stretch and Exercise Videos

October 5, 2011

 Low Back Pain or Hip Pain: Lying hip rolls Cobra stretch or McKenzie method Cat and dog stretch Seated gluteus maximus stretch for office Seated piriformis stretch for office Piriformis wall stretch Hip Flexor Stretch Hamstring Stretch   Pilates: Pilates for Legs Pilates for Glutes Pilates for Abs   Neck and Shoulder Pain: Yoga chest […]

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Video: Chest/Pectoral Stretch for the Office

November 18, 2009

Here is another stretch for your chest pectoral muscles. It is a yoga stretch than can easily be done at the work place. Perfect for those moments when you are stressed out at work and don’t have time for a break. Guidelines for performing the stretches: Check with a health care professional before you attempt […]

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Video: Chest/Pectoral Stretch for Neck & Shoulder Pain

November 17, 2009

Tightness in the pectoral muscles is an important factor in neck pain or shoulder/upper back pain.  Shortness in the pectoral  muscles pull the shoulder blades forward and cause the upper back muscles to stay in a stretched, weakened position resulting in neck and shoulder pain.  This often happens because of poor postural habits, but more […]

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