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

How Does Your Low Back Measure Up?

Reduced back flexibility can be one of the first signs that trouble is brewing in your low back.  Most of the time, stiffness and lack of motion will occur in your spine before you start feeling pain.  If you address the flexibility problem right away, many times you can prevent the uncomfortable situation of having Read More

Tight Hip Flexors? Lean Forward When You Walk or Run?

The hip flexor muscle tends to be chronically shortened in most Americans.  Some blame excessive amounts of sitting.  I personally think that it’s due to our weak core muscles.  Something has to hold our midsection together and the hip flexor is all to happy to help! The problem with tight hip flexors is that the Read More

The “Core” Secret to Success

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation In the last week, I’ve been able to topple several physical roadblocks that had been standing in my way for years.  I was able to complete a half marathon in 2 hrs 18 min (personal 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