Tight Wrists or Hands? Try these at home stretches.

Many people find it difficult to extend their wrists to get into a push up position or feel like their hands are tight after working at the computer or gripping the bar at the gym.  Although they may think this is normal or part of the aging process, it’s not!  Wrist and hand muscle tightness Read More

Are Your Tight Feet Causing Your Pain?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been helping a lot of patients work on their foot flexibility.  Most of those patients didn’t have foot pain, but the tightness in the muscles of their feet were preventing them from having a firm foundation with the ground, resulting in a variety of symptoms from neck pain 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

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

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

What do my tight hamstrings have to do with my back pain?

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP Patients must often think I’m crazy when I start working on loosening up their hamstrings when they have low back pain.  Their pain is in their back and not their thighs, right?  Well, maybe. When we evaluate a person with pain, we not only locally examine the area, Read More