Archive for the 'Exercises' Category

GREAT Exercises for Fibromyalgia

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 [..]

Neck Pain – The MOST Important Exercises (Part 2)

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 – The MOST Important Exercises (Part 1)

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 [..]

Low Back “ON-THE-GO” Exercises (Part 2)

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 STANDING position so that they can be: 1) performed in public (without [..]

Low Back “ON-THE-GO” Exercises (Part 1)

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 and Balance Specific Exercises

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 – A Yoga Class!

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 likely [..]

The Whiplash Syndrome: Posture and Exercise

Whiplash 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 [..]

Fibromyalgia: What Water Exercises Can I Do?

Fibromyalgia (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. Remember [..]

Fibromyalgia: Why Water Exercises?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with tight, sore muscles but no one REALLY knows where FM comes from or why it picks on certain people and not others. Some feel it’s caused by lack of sleep, specifically deep sleep, eventually resulting in chronically tight muscles. Others theorize it’s the underlying stress of a person’s [..]