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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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My Favorite Monster: How the Banded Monster Walk can help your knees (and your butt).

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

You are not a monster. (But, maybe your squat form is.) The scariest thing in the world: watching the knees collapse in during leg squats, lunges, deadlift, etc. Well, maybe not the scariest thing in the world, but it’s definitely up there. Especially if you want to be able to use your knees in the future. The Banded Monster Walk exercise is dynamite for protecting your knees.  It does this…

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Banded Sidewinder Exercise

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Squatters, Runners, Lungers, lend me your ears. . . And feet and knees. Your feet should not collapse in when you run, squat or lunge.  But boy oh boy, if you are a runner, there is a good chance they are. When they do collapse in, your knees tend to follow, which can lead to some nice MCL snapage and meniscus tearing.   But WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Collapsing the knees…

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Eccentric Neck Strength: Turn your Negative into a Positive

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

The column of power! The eccentric neck strengthening series is a powerful and effective way to strengthening the neck.  And we don’t mean eccentric like your co-worker who is always telling you, “you need to do a cleanse,” eccentric.  The eccentric we are referring to is, “loading a muscle while it is being lengthened.” A simple way to think of this is doing a bicep curl: as you curl the…

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