Today I'm going to cover a basic but very important exercise referred to as the straight leg raise exercise. I am going to show you how to do this properly without causing unnecessary and uncomfortable strain in your lower back. I consider this an active straight leg raise since you will … [Read more...] about How to Do the Straight Leg Raise Exercise
Hamstring flexibility is very important for persons who are concerned about keeping their spines safe and strong. Flexible hamstrings allow you hinge from your hips and bend forward without flexing your spine. In today’s post I demonstrate how to stretch your hamstrings and make your hamstrings more … [Read more...] about How to Stretch Hamstrings
How can you improve your posture and fix rounded shoulders? Most people I see at my Physical Therapy clinic develop a rounded shoulder posture either when they slouch in a flexed position or when they exercise or do activities that involve repeated movements that compromise their posture. In each of … [Read more...] about How to Fix Rounded Shoulders
Recent scientific research suggests probiotics could stop bone loss. To learn more about this, I attended a presentation by osteoporosis physician and researcher Dr. Claes Ohlsson in October, 2018 at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Montreal Dr. Ohlsson discussed his research … [Read more...] about Can Probiotics Stop Bone Loss?
Is shoulder blade pain stopping you from improving your posture, doing your exercise program, or keeping you from your regular activities? Today’s blog is about shoulder blade pain, what causes shoulder blade pain, and actions you can take to relieve your pain so that you can get back to doing the … [Read more...] about What Causes Shoulder Blade Pain and How to Relieve It
Many of my clients ask me my opinion on calcium supplements for osteoporosis. To gain a better understanding on this important and many times, confusing, topic and to inform my clients and readers of this blog, I felt it best to turn to an expert on calcium supplements. While doing my own … [Read more...] about Calcium Supplements for Osteoporosis
Nordic Walking is a great way to get fit and challenge your muscles, bones and cardiovascular system. This Nordic Walking guide will help you choose the type of Nordic Walking pole that is right for you, identify the handgrip you want for your pole, and decide whether you should use Nordic Walking … [Read more...] about Guide to Nordic Walking
Yes, we know. Calcium is an essential part of a bone health diet. Kudos to the dairy industry for making the two synonymous. And while it’s not necessarily a bad thing to think of calcium – or even dairy – when we think bone, calcium certainly isn’t the end of the story. Indeed, if we stop there, … [Read more...] about Nutrition for Bone Health: There’s More Than Just Calcium
Welcome to lesson seven of your email course, Exercise Recommendations for Osteoporosis. This lesson is the final lecture in the course in which I cover core strength and osteoporosis. Core Strength and Osteoporosis Although this is the last lecture in this email course you should consider it … [Read more...] about Core Strength and Osteoporosis
Welcome to lesson six of your email course, Exercise Recommendations for Osteoporosis. Today we will cover yoga and osteoporosis and specifically how to practice safe yoga when you are concerned with your bone health. Yoga and Osteoporosis More and more people are practicing yoga because of … [Read more...] about Yoga and Osteoporosis
Many of my new clients ask: can osteoporosis be reversed without pharmaceuticals such as Fosamax or Prolia? Depending on their specific circumstances, osteoporosis can be reversed with a combination of therapeutic exercise and good nutrition. I cover each of these in detail in this blog article. At … [Read more...] about Can Osteoporosis be Reversed?
The people at Hyperwear just introduced their next generation weighted vest, the Hyper Vest Elite. They asked me to review the vest and share my finding with you. Here goes! Hyperwear Hyper Vest Elite Hyperwear builds the best weighted vests on the market today. Four years ago I reviewed … [Read more...] about Hyper Vest Elite Review
Many of my clients are concerned that they will develop a Dowager's Hump and I often get asked how to prevent or how to get rid of Dowager's Hump. How to Get Rid of Dowager's Hump In this blog post on how to get rid of Dowager's Hump we cover several important topics: Definition. Causes. … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Dowager’s Hump
Here are four safety tips on cutting grass that I encourage my patients to follow — especially those with osteoporosis, osteopenia, low back pain. Establish a power position behind the lawnmower. Push with your legs with both hands placed shoulder width apart on the mower handle. Make … [Read more...] about Safety Tips on Cutting Grass
Here are safety tips for weeding the garden I encourage my patients to follow — especially those with osteoporosis, osteopenia, low back pain or knee arthritis. Your weeds did not appear overnight and they do not need to disappear in one day. However tempting, try not to do all of your weeding in … [Read more...] about Weeding the Garden Safety Tips