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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 Yurkish (Thoracic Mobilization) Delight!

Our very own Canadian superhero, Dr. Kevin Yurkish, came up with a very effective way to isolate and mobilize stuck joints in our thoracic or mid-back mobilization. So cook up some poutine, pop open a Labatt’s, and get ready to have the best moving thoracic spine this side of the U.S. Canadain border!

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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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New Faces at HCH

By: Jen Goff-Hawkins

We are sad to see two of our Chiropractic Assistants leave this August but, more than that, we are both proud and humbled that they are doing so to pursue educations in naturopathic and chiropractic care careers; something our CA program has long-yielded! (In fact, some of you may remember working with Dr. Jessi Gradin back when she was a CA at the Pearl!) Yes, Matthew (Pearl CA) and Zach…

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Perspectives on Pregnancy: 2nd Trimester!

By: Dr. Jessi Gradin, DC

Hi there and, for those who are new to the blog, let me reintroduce myself! My name is Dr. Jessi Gradin. I am one of the chiropractors at our Multnomah Village clinic and three  months ago, at age 35, I had my first baby! Over the next couple of months, I will be sharing a little bit about my adventure from preconception to postpartum. The journey of every expecting mom…

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Thoracic Press Up

Stiff upper back?  Not anymore!  Learn to get more mobility out of your upper back so you are not overworking your neck and lower back. It’s easy, does not require any equipment, and your neck and low back will thank you.

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Supermodel Suboccipital Stretch

Question: Do you know why supermodels don’t have neck issues? Answer: Because they are better than you… no, I tease! I tease!   This stretch will help to relax the muscles at the base of your skull (your suboccipitals). When these muscles get tight, they can cause headaches, neck pain, scalp pain, (all of which could ruin your super model career.  Just sayin). This stretch is quick, can be done…

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Perspectives on Pregnancy

By: Dr. Jessi Gradin, DC

My name is Dr. Jessi Gradin, I am one of the chiropractors at our Multnomah Village clinic and, two months ago (at age 35), I had my first baby. Over the next couple of months I will be sharing a little bit about my adventure from preconception to postpartum. The journey of every expecting mom is different and I am not here to say my experience is “normal,” or “abnormal.”…

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Chiropractic Care For A Positive Pregnancy

By: Dr. Nic West, DC

You probably already know to see your doctor at Hosmer if you have a sports injury, car accident, or just to maintain an active lifestyle, keeping your function high throughout life. But, did you know that chiropractic and pregnancy go together like peanut butter and jelly?! Pregnancy is a physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing time for everyone involved (especially expecting mom and baby)…but, fret not! You don’t have to go…

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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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