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Relieve Sciatica Discomfort and Tight Hips with the Active Figure 4 Stretch

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Pain related to sciatica or sacroiliac (SI) joint issues can be incredibly uncomfortable and frustrating. The active figure-stretch is a convenient fix because you can do it as part of the activity that most commonly irritates the sciatic nerve and deep hip rotators: sitting. When done correctly, the figure-4 stretch not only helps relieve the hip tightness that compresses and irritates the sciatic nerve, but it can also help keep…

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Fix Those Tight Hips with the Standing Hip Stretch

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Tight hips can happen for all kinds of reasons, but they are especially common in people who sit a lot. Aside from discomfort, the problem with having overly tight hips is that they can lead to postural issues and increase the likelihood of injuries during exercise and other everyday activities.  The standing hip stretch is a great way to target tight hips and keep your body moving properly. Could this…

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Stiff Spine Got You Down? Spine Opener to the Rescue!

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Virtually everyone experiences upper and lower back stiffness from time to time. Whether you deal with stiffness frequently or on occasion, the spine opener mobilization can help. This stretch is particularly useful to know because it provides a great overall mobility routine for the hips through the lumbar spine (lower back) all the way up and through the top of the thoracic spine (upper back). It is highly effective because…

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Craig demonstrates using the medicine ball on his middle back

Using a Medicine Ball to Keep Your Spine Moving Properly

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

If you’re struggling with spine and upper back tightness or discomfort, you’re definitely not alone. Anybody who spends a lot of time typing, driving, or using a smartphone or other handheld device is susceptible. In all cases, people commonly hunch their shoulders and are often tense. And the more time you spend in a hunched position, the more your muscles and spine adapt, often leading to decreased spinal mobility, muscle…

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Snow In Portland?! (Will We Be Open?)

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

It may snow in Portland! The key word there is “may”. Here is our snow / inclement weather policy: Generally, we plan on being open, and this time is no exception We do not charge any cancellation fees if there is a significant weather event – but please do give us a call if you cannot make your scheduled appointment If we close, we will post a notice on our…

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DaVinchi Tool for Neck Pain

The DaVinchi Tool: Decrease Neck Pain

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

One of the things we hear from patients frequently, is that they need a good way to decrease neck pain. Though there can be many causes of neck pain, and this option may not be an appropriate intervention for ALL cases, the DaVinchi Tool is a great way to relieve uncomplicated neck pain and stiffness. This device helps treat two common causes of neck pain: the muscles and the joints.…

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WFH Setup

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Working from home! Some of our patients love it, others hate it. No matter your preference, if you’re stuck working from home you’ll want to make sure that you’re taking good care of your body. We’ve seen a big uptick in ergonomic issues, and so we thought it was time to do a video on how to improve your setup: Links to products mentioned in the video: Fully Jarvis Stand…

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Holiday Hours 2020 Pearl

Holiday Clinic Hours

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

2020 has been a BEAR of a year and we’re happy to see 2021 on the horizon!   Holiday Clinic Hours: Pearl District Regular hours through December 22nd December 23rd: closing early at 2:00 PM December 24th – 27th: Closed December 28th: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM December 29th: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM December 30th: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM December 31st – January 3rd: Closed January 4th and on…

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DC at the clinic

Both clinics are OPEN!!!

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Just wanted to confirm – we are OPEN and will remain open as long as it is safe to do so!!!  We are currently scheduling Chiropractic, Massage and Rehabilitation visits – we’re here for you. We are taking steps to make sure that we minimize the likelihood of patient borne illness: Patients will be screened on the phone prior to their appointment for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms, and asked to…

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Iron Neck

The Iron Neck

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

The Iron Neck is one of the best products on the market for adding strength and mobility to your neck and related tissues.  Dr. Seth Hosmer gives a basic rundown on this device, showing the basics of setup and usage. Interested in trying one out?  We’ve got them available at both clinics, ask for a demo today!

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