3 At-Home Exercises for Shoulder Injury Prevention

Rest = Rust Research is showing us that the #1 way to keep your joints healthy is to move them through a full range of motion on a regular basis.  Movement is key to reducing muscle atrophy, maintaining flexibility and even helps keep the cartilage in your joints hydrated and healthy! Most of our daily activities require Read More

Wait a Minute! Chiropractors Can Adjust Shoulders?

Many people do not know that sports chiropractors can adjust shoulders, hips, ankles, wrists and other painful joints. In this week’s video, I show a common chiropractic treatment approach for shoulder pain including making sure the joints of the neck, upper back and shoulder are moving well.  Chiropractic adjustments are one of the safest medical treatment Read More

Are My Shoulders Healthy? Try this at-home test to find out!

70% of Americans will suffer from shoulder pain at some time in their life.  Just because it’s a common problem — doesn’t mean you have to live with it! This week’s video is all about the anatomy of the shoulder and how a healthy shoulder joint requires balanced movement between three different joints.  If one 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

Need a stronger back? Kettlebell swings can help.

The key to a pain-free spine is to train your back to withstand higher pressures than you usually experience on a day to day basis. This way you will be prepared if you happen to lift something heavy in your garage, are on your feet longer than usual or have to push a heavy cart Read More

Do You Run Like A Two Year Old? Advice from the Bloomingdale, IL Running Doctor

Small children seem to have built-in programming to walk and run.  Through a series of trial and error, toddlers are dashing around with perfect form without taking a class, watching a video or even reading the latest running book.  Let’s contrast that with what we would see if we had 20 random adults go for a 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

Is low Vitamin D keeping you from staying active?

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP Did you know that vitamin D is vital for energy, muscle health, brain power and cancer prevention?  If you are low on your vitamin D, it can cause a variety of symptoms including increased muscle pain and general fatigue, which can keep you from maintaining your exercise program or Read More

A Joint By Joint Recipe for Success

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP How many people do you know that are constantly stretching their low backs and hamstrings?  What about necks or shoulder blades?  Do they ever seem to “win the battle” and fix the area after stretching?  Are they stuck in a “stretch cycle” that only gives them temporary relief Read More

Do you have “White Girl Butt?”

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP “White Girl Butt” (WGB) is at epidemic proportions in the American population causing flat butts, upside down butts and other posterior problems.  Not only is it affecting our namesake Caucasian females, but it’s now spreading to men and across all ethnic groups.  We have do something about this problem Read More