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The Secret to Health…

I am writing this short message because I feel that you are owed an apology. For years you have come to us with your problems of lower back pain, sports injuries, weight loss issues, performance goals, etc., and for years you have likely been offered several different (and often conflicting) ‘solutions’ for your ‘problems.’ Each …

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REHAB = PROGRESSION….the use of Deadlifts for low back health

Why I believe deadlifts to be of utmost importance for advanced spinal rehabilitation noting that “progressing the patient into more advanced physical training exercises is important in order to both improve the patients performance, as well as to gain higher levels of strength and muscular control in order to prevent future injury occurrences.”  Further that …

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Exercise for rehabilitation of Plantar Fasciitis

In this clip Dr. Spina discusses the application of a Progressive Angular Isometric Loading (P.A.I.L.’s) exercise for the management of plantar fasciitis (fasciosis).   The technique allows the practitioner access to progressive ranges of motion in order to provide a more complete fascial release with treatment, as well as trains the nervous system to function in increasing angles of …

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The real reason why you have lower back pain

The pelvis is connected directly to the spine via the sacrum, the position of the pelvis has an impact on the positioning of the spine.

Pronounced anterior pelvic tilt leads to hyperlordosis (excessive curvature) of the lumbar spine, which in turn increases the strain on the vertebrae of the lower back. Pelvic misalignment is often caused by muscular imbalances. For instance, weak stomach …

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Heels and lower back pain

When wearing high heels, you are forcing your feet into plantar-flexed (pointing down) position, altering the function and position of the ankle joint.  This moves your body’s center of mass forward, putting more pressure on your forefoot and your lower body leans forward. To avoid falling forward, your upper body leans back, increasing the curvature …

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