https://youtu.be/rizMP0KOFzE The hips are an integral part in examining patients with low back pain. Hips with decreased mobility can required additional movement from the low back. Make sure your hips are moving appropriately. Here are two ways to mobilize the hip joint.
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Balance is created through 4 main mechanisms in the body. -Proprioception of the muscles: The length of muscles helps your brain understand where a body part is in space. For example the length of your biceps and triceps together helps to tell if you elbow is flexed or extended based on the length of the [...]
The ever popular high heels shoe has been in fashion for decades. Women wear then for a variety of reasons. There is a belief that these fashion must haves cause low back pain but what do they actually do to the body? One of the cosmetic features of high heels it they highlight a woman’s [...]
So you’re in the grocery store comparing two packages of cookies. One is the regular variety that you have bought for years, and the other is almost identical, however it’s labels “light” in large bright letters. The healthy choice between the two seems quite obvious. But how much value do these labels have? The word [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piLrJpKD3R0 The ankle may be the most ignored joint in terms of athletic performance and overall function, however the foot is our only contact point with the ground. In most sports and day to day life, large amounts of ground reaction force is required, making the ankles importance obvious. Structurally speaking the foot is also [...]
For those traveling over the summer or anyone working long hours at the office, maintaining spinal mobility and good posture is essential in maintaining a healthy back and warding off back pain. If getting up to move around is not an option, here are some simple and effective stretches to keep maintain your spinal mobility. [...]
Shoulder pain accounts for 8-18% of golf related injuries, and is the third most common area of injury following the back and wrist. During most activities, the body tends to seek the path of least resistance, or move in the easiest way possible. While this may make the movement easier in the moment, it doesn’t [...]
Vitamin D is critical. You may have heard of its use to prevent Rickets, and to prevent bone loss, bone pain and other bone disorders. It also plays an integral part in regulating minerals such as calcium and phospherous in the body, psoriasis, obesity, fall prevention and muscle weakness. It has also been linked to [...]
The intervertebral disc is a cartilaginous structure that lies between each vertebrae in the spine. Its role is to allow movement of the spine, and is crucial in shock absorption. The discs distribute hydraulic pressure when compression applied to them such as with heavy lifting or when running. Compared to the discs in the midback [...]