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

Is cell phone use causing your neck, back or headache pain?

Neck, back or headache pain?  Do you use your cell phone a lot? We have answers for you! Step 1: Keeping your spine in a neutral position, without your head being forward and looking down, is important for keeping your spine healthy. Pay attention to your posture and raise your phone up to eye level to reduce slouching. Step 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

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

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

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