8May, 2016

The Teacher’s Guide to No Back Pain

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Standing in front of a room full of eager minds providing them with information on your favorite topic can be a very rewarding job. Whether it is teaching preschoolers the colors of the rainbow or college students calculus, most teachers are on their feet for hours at a time. Here are tips for preventing low back pain for teachers. Wear comfortable shoes Watch your posture, making sure you do not sway your low back and hang your head forward Walk at work whenever possible To avoid low back pain when standing […]
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24Apr, 2016

9 Home Remedies for Neck Pain

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When your neck hurts, you, of course, immediately call us to schedule a chiropractic appointment and text Jenny to get into a massage ASAP. Here are a few things you can be doing to help your neck pain right now. 1) Look at your posture Whether it is how you sit at your desk, sit in your car, or stand in line at the grocery store, your shoulders should be back and down and your head should be directly over your body. Anterior head carriage causes too much pressure on […]
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11Apr, 2016

Neck Stretch

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Who should do this stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain People who get frequent headaches How to do this stretch: It’s simple! Just place your hand on top of you head and let the weight of your hand pull your neck to the side and front. There is no need to yank or try to pop it. For an extra stretch, reach the opposite hand toward the […]
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11Apr, 2016

Chin Tuck Exercise for Deep Neck Flexors

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Who should do this exercise? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain People who get frequent headaches How to do this exercise: Tilt your chin slightly down toward your chest. Then press your head backward as if you are making a “double chin.” Hold for 3 seconds. Optionally you can add a resistance band around the back of your head and hold the bands in front of you, pressing […]
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6Apr, 2016

Open Book

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Who should do this twisting stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this twisting stretch: Begin laying on your side with your pelvis facing straight and your arms in front of you. Your bottom leg should be straight and you can prop your bent top leg on a pillow or foam roller for comfort. Place your palms together then reach past your fingertips and into […]
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5Apr, 2016

Wall Angels

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Who should do this upper back exercise? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this upper back exercise: Start with your feet 6 inches from the wall, knees can be bent. Lean your back against the wall so your whole spine and head are touching the wall. Reach your arms up like you are making a goal post shape and place your arms and back of […]
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4Apr, 2016

Do you walk like a duck?

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My Friends Say I Walk Like a Duck How walking turned out can lead to pain and injury We’ve all seen the dancer duck walk. Somewhere between ballet barre and petite allegro, our legs get permanently stuck in turnout. We decide that if we walk with our feet turned out we will be constantly working on bettering our technique. While we have good intentions, the problem is we are setting ourselves up for injury. The way people walk, also known as their gait pattern, plays an important part in how […]
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28Mar, 2016

Fire Hydrant Exercise

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Who should do “Fire Hydrants”? Everyone- It is important to build back and glute muscles as much as core muscles People with low back pain People who sit all day Athletes looking to build strength and stability How to do “Fire Hydrant” Glute Exercise Begin on all fours. Brace your abdominals by squeezing them tightly. Maintain this braced feeling throughout the exercise. Lift one leg up to the side, keeping the knee bent to 90 degrees. The thigh should stay even with your hip, not up toward the head or […]
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21Mar, 2016

Glute Pulse

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Who should do Glute Pulses? Everyone- It is important to build back and glute muscles as much as core muscles People with low back pain People who sit all day Athletes looking to switch up their routine How to do Glute Pulses Begin on all fours. Brace your abdominals by squeezing them tightly. Maintain this braced feeling throughout the exercise. Lift one leg keeping the knee bent to 90 degrees. Do not let your low back sink down. Lift the leg past the point where it is even with the […]
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21Mar, 2016

What is Reiki?

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What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “ laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “ life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words […]
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