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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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The Active Hip Airplane!

The hip airplane is a great exercise for enhancing your balance, strength, coordination, glute activation, and joint mobility all at the same time. This exercise helps to encourage a strong, stable spine while also moving through full internal and external rotation of the hip joint. Great for runners, cyclists, weight lifters, and anyone who does dynamic movements. Perform 1-2 sets, 5-15 repetitions at the end of the workout. For more…

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The Hosmer Delight

One ball to rule them all…. Is it a foam roller? Is it a trigger point ball? OR IS IT BOTH? You be the judge! The Hosmer Delight Medicine Ball Mobilization uses a slightly deflated medicine ball to mobilize the thoracic spine, and also works as a fat trigger point ball. More diffuse than a ball, but more concentrated than a foam roller, this thing can do wonders.

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The Spinal Opener

Rotate and flex the stiffness away! This is a great stretch for the neck, upper back, and lower back, all at the same time. By rotating and then flexing, we force tight muscles that are hard to treat to get the much needed stretch they have been asking for. What a relief!

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Quarantine Mobility Regime

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Stay home, but Stay Mobile. Well, Crap. You’ve been doing Zoom meetings up the wazoo on your laptop from your squishy couch. You stand up and your back looks like a question mark drawn by a 5 year old. Your head is forward like an old turtle, and trying to tie your shoes makes you feel like a Cirque De Souleil contortionist. Ah, the joys of working from home… You…

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Which Foam Roller Is Right For You?!

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

-OR- I Want to Foam Roll All Night (And Roll Out Every Day) Introduction Now that there are more foam rollers out there than there are political opinions, it can be difficult to determine which one (or ones?) are right for you. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites (and some of our least favorites) to give you some advice on what you should look for in and what you…

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The Ideal At-Home Workstation for You!

By: Dr. Jessi Gradin, DC

Working from home? Why not set up for success?! While working at home has its potential benefits, one major drawback is not having a proper workstation to work from comfortably! So, we are here with some tips to help those newly adapting to remote work create the most ideal ergonomic home set-up. We recommend your new work area be at the kitchen table or counter as opposed to sitting on…

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Presenting: the Hosmer Highlight of the Month!

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

The Psoas and its Connections The psoas is a deep-seated core muscle connecting the lumbar vertebrae to the femur. A primary connector between the torso and leg, the psoas, which is a primary hip flexor, is an important muscle no matter how active your lifestyle.  It affects posture in its interaction with the spine and pelvis, but it also helps stabilize the spine. If out of balance, it can be a significant…

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Vibram 5 Fingers

(Re)Learning To Run

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Ask anybody that is a not a regular runner, and they’ll likely tell you that they don’t run for exercise because they hate running.  I can virtually guarantee that it was not always that way – if you asked the 6-year old version of that same person if they loved to run, and they would probably take off in a full sprint to show you just how much they love…

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Kinespirit Circle – Gyrotonics & Pilates Studio

By: Jen Goff-Hawkins

The following post is guest-written by Amy, Studio Manager of Kinespirit Circle. Hello Hosmer Chiropractic Community! My name is Amy Healy and I am the Studio Manager at Kinespirit Circle: Pilates + Gyrotonic, located one block away from Hosmer Chiropractic Health. I am excited to share why we are so passionate about Pilates + Gyrotonic and how we could be wonderful complement to the services at Hosmer Chiropractic Health. First…

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