Desk Stretches For Neck Pain

Neck pain can get in the way of work, especially when we’re stuck at a desk for long periods of time – Desk stretches are here to save the day. Today’s video focuses on a few ways to get out of the seated “desk” and “computer posture” that many people are in for most ofContinue reading “Desk Stretches For Neck Pain”

What Do Findings On X-Rays And MRIs Actually Mean?

What do findings on X-rays and MRIs actually mean? While imaging is helpful and definitely needed at times, the radiologic reports can often sound scarier than the process that is actually occurring. As imaging techniques have advanced, healthcare professionals have fallen into a pattern of labelling normal tissue changes as problematic or unhealthy. For example,Continue reading “What Do Findings On X-Rays And MRIs Actually Mean?”

Disc Pain Mechanisms, Anatomy, And Treatment

What Are Intervertebral Discs?  Disc pain is one of the most common issues Chiropractors treat, but most of the time patients are unaware of what it means. We all know what the spine looks like – a stacked column of vertebrae that flexes, extends, side bends, and rotates. Between each vertebra sits a cushion ofContinue reading “Disc Pain Mechanisms, Anatomy, And Treatment”

Low Back Exercise Routine

Low back exercise is something we regularly focus on at Ridge Rehab and Chiropractic. Nowadays, we spend a lot of time stuck in the same positions throughout the day and throughout the week… Seated or standing for hours at a work station, seated behind the wheel driving, lying in bed at night, etc. This lackContinue reading “Low Back Exercise Routine”

Core Exercises or “Anti” Core Exercises?

Today’s video focuses on pallof press variations for training the core and spinal stability – AKA “Anti” Core Exercises. I’ve discussed before how much I love the pallof press. A big reason is due to the anti-rotational nature of them. Because of this, it a safe core exercise and usually it’s tolerable to do evenContinue reading “Core Exercises or “Anti” Core Exercises?”

Training Shoulder Stabilization

Today’s video focuses on a few positions and transitions for working shoulder stabilization. These are based on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) concepts. Based off the developmental sequence that we all go through when learning to move early on in life. The shoulder is a naturally unstable joint due to its anatomy. Strong scapular and shoulderContinue reading “Training Shoulder Stabilization”

Chops And Lifts For Stability

Today’s video is centered on Oblique Chops and Lifts for trunk stability. This exercise is a great way to functionally train oblique slings, rotational and strength/power and general core strength. In addition, these exercises can also be performed in other starting positions. For example: split stance, standing, seated, and many other starting points. Depending onContinue reading “Chops And Lifts For Stability”

The Importance of Breathing In Stabilization

The DNS concepts around breathing and bracing strategies play a large roll in the Ridge Rehab treatment philosophy. This is a common place of emphasis early on when it comes to rehab exercises and patient education in the office. We’ve talked about ways to stabilize, but how does breathing fit in? I know it soundsContinue reading “The Importance of Breathing In Stabilization”

Bear Planks For Trunk Stability

Today’s installment of movement tips is centered on the Bear Plank. The video above shows a few variations of this plank variation that is great for working on trunk stability. Whether it’s for a functional core exercise, training the low back to resist extension and rotation, or working on shoulder and neck stability, the bearContinue reading “Bear Planks For Trunk Stability”

Hip Homework And Dissociation For Hip Health

Today’s video focuses on hip homework exercises that are great for helping with hip stiffness, training full hip range of motion, and learning to disassociate the hip joint from the pelvis and low back. The hip joint is generally a very mobile joint. Also, it is usually fairly stable to do the skeletal anatomy. However,Continue reading “Hip Homework And Dissociation For Hip Health”