Thursday, August 21, 2014

In addition to strengthening legs and abdomen, improving balance and core strength, Warrior 3 strengthens the ankle, helps prevent ankle injuries, and can help recovery after an ankle injury

1. From Warrior I, bring the hands onto your hips.
2. Bring your weight forward into your front foot as you gently kick up your back leg.
3. At the same time, bring the torso forward until it is parallel to the floor.
4. Keep the neck relaxed, as if it's the natural extension of the spine.
5. Keep both hips pointing toward the floor as you bring the back leg in line with your body.
6. Flex the raised foot and keep the muscles of the raised leg actively engaged.
7. Bring the arms back along your sides
8. Repeat on the other side.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

5 Things To Know About Chronic Low-Back Pain and Complementary Health Practices #NIH

1. Overall, studies have provided good evidence that spinal manipulation is moderately effective for chronic low-back pain.
2. There is fair evidence that acupuncture is helpful in relieving chronic back pain.
3. There is also fair evidence that massage is helpful in relieving chronic low back pain. In general, however, these effects appear to be short term.
4. Current research, while limited in scope, suggests that a carefully adapted set of yoga poses may reduce low-back pain and improve function.
5. Be sure to tell your health care provider about any complementary health practice you are considering. This will help ensure coordinated, safe care.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Chronic pain or recurring injuries are often caused or aggravated by bad habits in our posture, gait, the way we work or play sports, and everyday routines.

Pelvic Stabilization is geared toward improving the function and strength of the pelvis and hip regions to address faulty movement pattern(s). Lower back, hip, knee and ankle problems can be affected by inefficient pelvic and/or hip stabilization. Ask us for more info.