Are you tired of feeling stuck bent forward? Try these 3 DIY steps for relief.

When you get up out of a chair, do you feel stuck bent over?  If so, you probably have tight low back and hip flexor muscles.  Most Americans think that tight muscles are “normal” and that they just need to get used to it or pop some pills to make the discomfort go away.  The good Read More

Is Your Neck Healthy? Find Out With This At-Home Test!

One of the easiest tests you can do to see how your neck is doing is to evaluate your flexibility. Healthy necks (or cervical spine as us doctors say!) should have full and pain-free range of motion in all directions. In this week’s video, I will show you what normal flexibility looks like so you Read More

Moving Well = Functioning Better

After you meet your goals in active care (i.e.  you feel awesome and move great!)  it’s now time to maintain the progress you worked so hard to get.   I will give you a home exercise plan to keep up with and it’s important to exercise and move often.  Keeping your diet clean and eating lots of healthy 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

Upper Back and Shoulder Pain? Try this at home test and stretch!

Did you know that in any given month, 1 out of 4 adults suffers from neck, upper back or shoulder pain?  I’m guessing these statistics are going to be going up in the next few years as we collectively spend more time at the computer, doing tasks with our arms in front of our bodies Read More

Use Kettlebells to Become Anti-Fragile After A Back Injury

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Last weekend I attended the Strong First Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor Certification in Rosemont.  It was a class highly recommended by my colleagues and it did not disappoint.  Becoming anti-fragile and raising your Read More

Video Blog: Does my posture make me look FAT?

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation A patient asked me to do a video blog about bad posture.  So here’s the result!  So many times I hear people complain about how fat they are or how their clothes don’t Read More

Dynamic Warm Up For Better Flexibility

Flexibility is important for everyone, especially in the shoulders, middle back, hips and ankles.  Check out the following videos to learn how to do a few basic dynamic warm up exercises that can improve your mobility without static stretching. Walking Single Leg Deadlift Side Lunge Warm Up  Hip Flexor Warm Up  Eccentric Piriformis Warm Up Read More