It’s never too late to start becoming more active!

❇️ Only around 25% of people >65 meet the physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes activity/day. ❇️ New research shows it is possible to quickly regain the lost health benefits by starting exercise later in life or resuming it if it’s fallen off ❇️ “becoming physically active between 40 and 60 years old led to similar reductions in Read More

Moving Your Body is Non Optional!

If you do not use it, you will lose it.  This principle applies to almost every system within the human body, but especially for your muscles, bones and joints. If you are not “loading” your muscles, joints and bones on a daily basis (i.e. moving, lifting, pulling, pressing heavy stuff), your body will conserve energy Read More

Try 3 At-Home Exercises for Neck Pain Prevention

Regular exercise is second only to regular chiropractic and massage therapy in it’s effectiveness in preventing neck pain.  Try out these three at-home exercises designed to improve your posture, strengthen your core and shoulders to reduce pressure on your neck. To maintain your health, both for your heart and spine, experts agree that adults should be Read More

ABC News Featured Our Treatments for Low Back Pain

Chiropractors Have known what works for low back pain for years… Now modern medicine and Good Morning America are starting to catch up! There was a recent article published in the medical journal, Lancet about what types of treatment actually work for low back pain and it was featured on Good Morning America this week.  Their #1 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

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

Don’t forget about your feet!

Sandal season should be right around the corner for the Chicago area.  Instead of simply getting a pedicure to prep your lower extremities, you might want to do a little maintenance on your ankle, foot and toe flexibility. I came across an excellent blog post, complete with some of the exercises I regularly prescribe to Read More

Give me some relief.

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP Tight neck muscles is probably one of the most common symptoms Americans complain of on a daily basis.  We blame stress, the computer, cell phones and our significant others for our neck tension, but most likely the cause is in your posture. A simple exercise called Brugger’s Relief 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