28Sep, 2020

Low Back Pain Modifications for Barre Class

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The National Institutes of Health report that more than 80 percent of Americans experience low back pain (LBP) at some point. Low back pain can be caused by misalignment of the spine, muscular imbalance, disc issues, or more than likely, a combination of these. Even if you are experiencing some low back pain, that does not necessarily mean that you can’t continue to take your favorite barre class. A large portion of each barre class is dedicated to strengthening your core and glutes. Both of these muscle groups can have […]
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27Feb, 2019

Lumbar Stenosis

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The term stenosis means “narrowing” of a tube or opening.  Spinal stenosis means that the tube surrounding your spinal cord and nerve roots has become too small, and your nerves are being compressed.  Stenosis can arise in different ways. Sometimes, people are born with a spinal canal that is too small. Other times, the canal may have been narrowed by surgery or conditions like disc bulges.  Most commonly, spinal stenosis arises from chronic arthritic changes that narrow the canal. This type of stenosis usually develops slowly over a long period […]
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