Shoveling Snow Shouldn’t Be A Pain In The Back!

Shoveling snow is not inherently dangerous.  It’s not the activity that breaks down your body — its the activity you were not prepared for that causes injury! The #1 thing you can do to prevent back, shoulder and neck injuries when clearing snow is to train your body to bend, lift, push and carry heavy Read More

My tight calves are so frustrating!

Tired of having tight calf muscles?  You’ve probably tried to stretch them, roll them on a foam roller, saw a massage therapist for deep tissue work or even had Graston Technique or cupping done on them.  Do you feel like you got anywhere?  Most people will feel some temporary relief after using these techniques and 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

Don’t Let Dandelions Break Your Back! How to Weed Without Pain.

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Did you know that weeding is the #1 gardening injury causing back pain in the Spring and Summer?  Don’t let those dandelions get the best of you!  Dr. Ducat takes you to her 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

Why We Are Different

A recent article in the New York Times reported that opioid addicts are turning to taking mass quantities of Imodium-AD because it can give a cheap high when they don’t have access to pain pills or heroin on the street market.  You can buy 500 pills of this anti-diarrheal medication over the counter for $5, and if you Read More

Performance vs. Movement Proficiency

By: Erin  E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP Modern medicine has one of the worst track records when it comes to treating and managing patients with back pain.  From my experience, one of the biggest mistakes we’ve made in the last 50 years is ignoring the importance of “moving well” and just telling patients to “move Read More

Easy test for hip strength can predict knee pain risk

Knee and thigh pain are some of the most common complaints that we see in our pediatric and adult athletic patients, whether they run track, play softball or compete in triathalons.  Many times, patients will come in with a stack of CD’s containing MRIs, x-rays and other testing done on their leg to no avail Read More