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”

Pallof Press Variants for Trunk Stability

This week’s Wednesday Work video focuses on the Pallof Press. Trunk stability is an important component when it comes to athletics, movement, and pain in general. This is a key exercise that we utilize often in office. Trunk stability is important because our core is designed to keep the trunk stable while our extremities moveContinue reading “Pallof Press Variants for Trunk Stability”

Deadlift Variations For A Strong Low Back

The latest installment of Wednesday Work from Park Ridge chiropractor Dr. Ryan Gavin has arrived. If you are in need of a Park Ridge chiropractor, make an appointment online here, or by calling 847-796-0224. This week’s video focuses on deadlift variations for a strong low back. All too often, patients come in with misinformed beliefs aboutContinue reading “Deadlift Variations For A Strong Low Back”

Hip Stretches For Hip And Low Back Pain

We are back with Wednesday Work #4 – Wednesday Work is a weekly installment of active tips for helping with movement, aches and pains, mobility, and performance from Dr. Ryan Gavin – Park Ridge Chiropractor. Today includes 3 Frog Stretch Variations that are great for mobilizing the hips through various ranges of motion. Thanks forContinue reading “Hip Stretches For Hip And Low Back Pain”

Nerve Flossing For Low Back Pain

If you are looking for low back pain relief in Park Ridge or for a Park Ridge Chiropractor, schedule an appointment today! Low back pain is never fun, but when it radiates into the glutes or legs it can be even more bothersome. Radiation can be a normal symptom of different types of back pain,Continue reading “Nerve Flossing For Low Back Pain”

2 Simple Low Back Exercises To Help With Low Back Pain Relief

We are back with another Wednesday Work video! The weekly installment of active tips for helping with movement, aches and pains, mobility, and performance. Today centers around low back pain and low back pain relief. In the video above, we have two simple movements for getting the low back moving through small ranges of motionContinue reading “2 Simple Low Back Exercises To Help With Low Back Pain Relief”

3 Exercises To Help Neck And Back Pain

We are back with another Wednesday Work video, the weekly installment of active tips for helping with movement, aches and pains, mobility, and performance from Dr. Ryan Gavin – Park Ridge Chiropractor and low back pain specialist. Today’s video focuses on the midback, and getting movement through there to help us get out of thatContinue reading “3 Exercises To Help Neck And Back Pain”

4 Crawling Exercises To Help With Low Back Pain

Wednesday Work is a new weekly installment of active tips for helping with movement, aches and pains, mobility, and performance from Dr. Ryan Gavin, Park Ridge Chiropractor and low back pain specialist. Today’s video includes 4 simple crawling variations to help drill core stiffness, hip and hamstring mobility, and coordination. Feel free to let usContinue reading “4 Crawling Exercises To Help With Low Back Pain”