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
In light of concerns with the side effects associated with the traditional pharmaceutical interventions for osteoporosis, including Denosmab (Prolia) and bisphosphonates, are probiotics a potential therapy for osteoporosis and bone loss? Is the health of our bones influenced by the health of our gut … [Read more...] about Are Probiotics a Potential Therapy for Osteoporosis and 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. In this lesson I discuss a topic often overlooked in osteoporosis exercise: core strength. Why does core … [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. I also have a 20 minute Hatha Yoga routine you can follow. It is from my Hatha … [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 patients are concerned that they will develop a Dowager's Hump. As a result, I often get asked by patients, both young and old, 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 … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Dowager’s Hump
Individuals with osteoporosis or low back pain and people recovering from either a hip replacement or knee replacement need to pay special attention to their movements when mowing the lawn. I cover these safety tips and more in this blog post on cutting grass. If you have osteoporosis, … [Read more...] about Safety Tips on Cutting Grass
I encourage my clients to follow these safety tips for weeding the garden. They are especially appropriate for those individuals with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and low bone density because these individuals are at risk of fracture risk of a compression fracture. These guidelines are also applicable … [Read more...] about Weeding the Garden Safety Tips