Sticking To Your New Years Goals

“New year, new me”! The start of the year is always an optimistic one. We set goals for the year and hopefully follow thru, but we all know that life gets in the way and we can forget about them pretty quickly. Let ‘s talk about what you can do to give yourself the bestContinue reading “Sticking To Your New Years Goals”

Why Are Your Hips Tight & What Can You Do About It? 

Recently there has been an influx in hip pain and hip issues coming into the office. They aren’t one of the most common injuries in chiropractic and sports medicine offices, but they do occur and are never fun for patients to deal with. From tendonitis, to joint pain, to sprains and strains, hip pain canContinue reading “Why Are Your Hips Tight & What Can You Do About It? “

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Low Back Pain

One of the most simple and important roles a chiropractor can fill is giving advice on how to manage low back pain. As with any injury scenario, there are do’s and don’ts that will help recovery along One of the largest hospital groups in the UK put together this great guide on the do’s andContinue reading “The Do’s And Don’ts Of Low Back Pain”

Good Stress, Bad Stress, And Pain

Patients are often surprised to hear just how much of a factor various stressors can play in back pain and chronic pain. Yes, movement and musculoskeletal issues are commonly involved. However, they aren’t the only contributors when it comes to pain. Anything from a poor sleep schedule, job dissatisfaction, too much or too little exercise,Continue reading “Good Stress, Bad Stress, And Pain”

Nerve Pain & Numbness and Tingling

Nerve pain is an interesting issue to treat. While it can be one of the more intense types of pain, it can have different reasons for occuring. This infographic comes from the book Sticks and Stones by DPT’s Jim Heafner and Jarod Hall. Most have heard of the “clogged artery” analogy in cases of atherosclerosis,Continue reading “Nerve Pain & Numbness and Tingling”

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?”

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?”

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