Most people find foot exercises boring and quit doing them before they increase foot strength. Does walking in minimalist walking shoes yield the same benefits as foot exercises? A new study answers this question. Time to put your foot down and take a step in the right direction. Let's see how we … [Read more...] about Minimalist Walking Shoes and Foot Strength
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
Flexible hamstrings help keep spines safe and strong. They allow you to hinge from your hips and bend forward without flexing your spine. In today’s post I demonstrate how to stretch hamstrings and make them more flexible. How to Stretch Hamstrings I will follow a four step process to help you … [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
I encourage many of my client to take up Nordic Walking. It is great for balance, core strength and cardiovascular conditioning. To help my clients and you, the reader, I wrote this comprehensive Nordic Walking Pole guide for beginner level, intermediate level, and experienced Nordic … [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. I … [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 six 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 sure … [Read more...] about Safety Tips on Cutting Grass