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8 Exercises for Healthy Shoulders

Shoulder pain often results from a combination of faulty forward shoulder posture combined with weak rotator cuff muscles. It is one of the most common complaints we get in the office.

These exercises are a good starting point to stimulate the rotator cuff muscles and improve the posture. These exercises can be combined with some stretching activities to improve pectoral (chest) muscle flexibility and ultimately restore shoulder stability.

What does that mean to you?….your shoulders feel better, degenerate slower and last longer. Who doesn’t want that??!!

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Five Yoga Poses for Healthy Hips

Stretching your hip flexors can be very challenging.

This short Yoga routine helps to stretch the hips, the hip flexors as well as the hamstrings in an effort to promote symmetry within your pelvis. This can have tremendous impact on your low back and help to keep you even and balanced.

Do each pose for 1 minute or longer and pay attention to symmetry. For the ones that have a right and left, do each one for up to 1 minute.

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Basic Spinal Exercise Routine

This is a 10 exercise Basic spinal exercise routine that can be performed 3-5 times per week to help maintain core strength and flexibility. If you have any back pain with these activities, that is generally OK unless the back pain persists for longer than 15 minute following the 10 minute routine. If you have leg pain with any of the exercises, you should discontinue that activity until the cause of the leg pain is identified.

If you have back pain with the activities and you have not be evaluated biomechanically, you should see someone and be checked. You may not need to live with your back pain.