Archive for the 'Exercises' Category
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic, stubborn condition that many people struggle with – some to the point of being totally disabled from doing the things that are personally fulfilling. In the past, we have discussed how important it is to have a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare providers to help the FM patient manage this relentless [..]
This series (Part 1 and Part 2) has included exercise recommendations to self-manage neck pain, headache, upper back pain, and dizziness. This month’s topic involves enhancing coordination, which may be the most important topic in this three-part series!
Coordination-based exercises are important because they stimulate our neuro-motor system and can help restore normal function. We [..]
As stated last month, exercises that focus on improving posture, flexibility, strength, and coordination are important for creating a well-rounded cervical rehabilitation program. Our discussion continues this month with stretching and strengthening exercises.
STRETCHING: Since our neck muscles have to hold up our 12 pound (~5.5 kg) head, it’s no wonder why our neck muscles [..]
Neck pain can occur for many different reasons, but what can you do about it? That’s the BIG question! As discussed last month, exercise training is an important part of the chiropractic management process. Let’s take a close look at which exercises are MOST important with respect to self-management strategies.
There are several goals or [..]
This article is part 2 of a 2 part series. For part 1, Click Here.
Low back pain (LBP) is a reality in most of our lives at one point or another. It can range from being a “nag” to being totally disabling. Let’s look at some exercises for the low back that can be [..]
Low back pain (LBP) is a reality in most of our lives at one point or another. It can range from being a “nag” to being totally disabling. Let’s look at some exercises for the low back that can be done from a SITTING position so that they can be: 1) performed in public (without [..]
Low back pain (LBP) and its relationship to balance has been a recent topic on this site, and an initial discussion regarding specific balance exercises was introduced last month. This month’s article will complete the discussion about what you can do to preserve your current balance skills or better yet, improve them! Remember, wear your [..]
Carpal tunnel syndrome
(CTS) is a very common problem that affects many people. In fact, the
US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports about 28,000 CTS cases per year
and because so many sufferers jump to a surgical option, it’s become THE
LEADING CAUSE of lost workdays in the United States. Women are 71% more
can result from a number of causes, not just from motor vehicle
accidents. A fall on the ice or a slippery floor, a sports-related
injury, or even one of those rides that throws you around at the county
fair can result in the same type of injury. Whiplash occurs when the
head is literally [..]
(FM) is a condition associated with tight, sore muscles with
generalized, whole body pain which can dramatically affect a person’s
lifestyle. However, there are ways to fight back! Last month, we
discussed the benefits of water exercises and this month, we’re going to
illustrate some specific exercises that can be performed in water.