Tag: Exercises

Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises, and some advice from Dr. C.

Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises and some advice from Dr. C. There are a number of exercises someone can do to improve shoulder function and reduce pain.   Many of our patients are familiar with the maneuvers we teach to improve shoulder mobility and overall function and strength. I recently found a magazine article published in Outside Magazine that features several shoulder exercises that can improve shoulder mobility while reducing pain.   Most shoulder rehabilitation articles ignore the effect the lower body has on the shoulder works and functions.    Shoulder capsule and impingement type syndromes are the most common dysfunctions Read More »

6 Running exercises you can do now to improve your strength, running form and speed.

6 Running exercises you can do now to improve your strength, running form and speed. We are at the beginning of running season, and as the weather warms, many of you have no doubt signed up to do a local 5 or 10k.   Most running problems develop due to a lack of strength or poor form, and often these problems develop later on during our runs while we are warmed up.  Unfortunately, many of us may not notice a problem until later on after the run. Running exercises can improve your strength, endurance and speed. Here are 6 exercises you can Read More »

7 Best Bodyweight Exercises to Train Your Back, a guest post.

7 Best Bodyweight Exercises to Train Your Back, a guest post . Whether you are out on the field playing your favorite sport or just simply participating in daily activities, you actively rely on your back to be able to do things like this. You always hear that your core muscles – your abdominal muscles – are vital for good posture and a strong body. While in fact, they are, the strength of your back is just as important. In fact, your balance and stability depend mostly on the strength of your back, so, it only makes sense that training Read More »

The 5 Best Pilates Exercises to Prevent Lower Back pain.

5 Best Pilates Exercises for Your Back Pilates is an excellent way to strengthen, stabilize and tone the lower back.   Pilates considers the diaphragm and the pelvic muscles as part of the core muscles.  The abdominal muscles, while often given great importance in the media with ideas such as the six pack ab’s is actually much less important. It is also important to note that our coordination of movement in the core can either mean the core will get either stronger or weaker with exercise.   A healthy core will enable you to walk or run without back pain, and you Read More »

8 Exercises to Try When You’re Feeling Post-Workout Soreness

8 Exercises to Try When You’re Feeling Post-Workout Soreness Feeling sore the day after exercise is no joke, but if you’re a workout fanatic it’s difficult to skip the gym entirely. The good news is there are several exercises to try when you’re feeling post-workout soreness that won’t cause as much pain and may even alleviate feeling uncomfortable. Swimming Low-impact swimming is the perfect cardiovascular exercise when you’re sore post-recovery because you’re not putting stress on sore joints. Higher-impact workouts like running tend to accentuate soreness from the high-intensity jerking motions of hitting the pavement and can tense up your Read More »