2Dec, 2015

Hanging Christmas Lights Making You Feel Not So Jolly?

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For many, the holiday season begins right after Thanksgiving. The lights are hung, Christmas trees go up, decorations appear around town and the familiar songs start playing on the radio stations. In stores, the shelves are stocked and lines are long with everyone checking off their gift lists. While the holidays are often a time of joy, they can also bring some aches and back pain with them. Here are some ways you may experience some discomfort this December: • Cold weather can make you feel achy and tired. It […]
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2Dec, 2015

Brugger’s Posture Exercise

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Who should do Brugger’s Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do Brugger’s Roll your shoulders back and down, keeping them away from your ears. From this position, squeeze your shoulder blades together toward your spine, as if you are trying to get them to touch. 3 sets of 10, repeat 3x daily. Why do Brugger’s strengthens the under worked muscles in your back helps to eliminate upper back pain like pressing […]
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2Dec, 2015

Pendulum Swing Shoulder Exercise

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Who should do Pendulum Swings for a shoulder exercise? Anyone with shoulder pain or stiffness How to do a Pendulum Swing: With a small weighted object (full water bottle or free weight) in your hand, stand in a supported lunge stance and let your arm hang towards the floor. Keeping your arm as relaxed as possible, swing your arm in a circular pattern. Why do Pendulum Swings? The water bottle or free weight gives the shoulder a little distraction and the swinging helps with range of motion. This is one […]
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2Dec, 2015

Door Frame Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do this door frame stretch? Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do a door frame stretch Place your hands on both sides of a door frame above your head. Take small steps forward until you feel a stretching feeling across your chest. Why stretch in a door frame? This will stretch out your pec muscles which are tight after sitting all day. This is one of several stretches in […]
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2Dec, 2015

Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch? Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch Reach one arm overhead and bend your elbow, attempting to place your hand against your spine. Bend the elbow of the other arm and reach toward your first hand, attempting to touch your fingers together. Don’t worry if they don’t reach! The stretch is still helpful. Why do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder […]
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2Dec, 2015

Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do the Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch? People with decreased range of motion of the shoulder How to do the Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch Stand perpendicular to the wall with your hand flat on the wall. Walk your hand up the wall and step closer to the wall as you go higher. Go as high as you can to stretch your shoulder muscles. Keep your shoulder down and stay relaxed in your neck and shoulders. Aim for your arm to be straight in the air. Why do the […]
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9Nov, 2015

Best 3 Foam Roller Exercises for Upper Back Pain

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Best 3 Foam Roller Exercises for Upper Back Pain 1) Roll out the upper back Start sitting on the floor with the foam roller behind you perpendicular to your spine. Keep you feet flat on the floor. Lay on the foam roller with it under your midback. Your hands should be behind your ears with your elbows out wide. Use your core and support yourself while rolling towards your feet so the roller goes up your spine. When you hit a spot that feels tight, hold there for 20-30 seconds. […]
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19Oct, 2015

Is how you sit in your car causing your neck and back pain?

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Is how you sit is your car causing your neck and back pain? Car ergonomics Whether it is for work, carpool, running errands, or travelling, many of us spend hours in the car. Poor positioning in the car can attribute to neck and back pain. Here is how to sit properly in your car. Start with your seat in the wrong position: -Put the steering wheel fully up and forward -Seat height at its lowest -Seat cushion tilted so that the front edge is at its lowest -Lean the back […]
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28Sep, 2015

Why Would My Baby Need to be Adjusted? -Babies and Chiropractic

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I often get strange looks when I talk to people about treating babies or talk to them about babies and chiropractic care. I know what they are thinking “Is it safe?” “Do they get adjusted the same way I do?” “Why would a baby need chiropractic care?”  These are legitimate concerns that any parent would have and to start answering those questions we must start at the beginning. Lets start with the most obvious place being born! Being born is tough work, there are a lot of pressures and forces […]
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