Silly Stretches That Don’t Work: The Butterfly Stretch

Over the next few months, I am going to present a series of Silly Stretches and Silly Exercises that you will never catch me doing.  Some of them just plain old don’t work and others have a high injury risk to low benefit ratio.  For each Silly Stretch or Exercise, I’ll give you a much Read More

Do I breathe the “right” way?

The diaphragm is the largest muscle of your core.  If it has become lazy or you’ve had surgery or pregnancy that has affected it’s function, you’ll start to see other symptoms creep up like neck pain, shoulder pain, diastasis recti (split abs), urinary incontinence or even back pain.  Although all of these conditions are treatable Read More

Why is the core so important?

Almost all of my patients who present to my office with spinal pain, pelvic floor dysfunction or diastasis recti have a problem with their core.  This is because your core is much more than just your abdominal muscles, it describes the support system of the abdominal cavity and includes your diaphragm, abdominal muscles, back muscles Read More

Video Blog: Does Sex Hurt Your Back, Hips or Pelvis?

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation This is the first of many video blogs from Ducat Chiropractic & Sports Medicine.  I decided to focus on producing video blogs vs. text because I get so many more “clicks” on the Read More

Why is there a Squatty Potty at my Chiropractor’s Office?

Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation There’s been a new addition to our office bathroom — a Squatty Potty!  You’ve probably seen the commercials online or on TV promising an easier visit to the bathroom if you put your feet up on a little stool when going number Read More

Can Pelvic Floor Rehab help me?

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Most people don’t give the muscles “down there” a second thought until they start causing trouble.  The National Institutes for Health report that nearly a quarter of women in the U.S. experience some form of Read More