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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 Shoulder Integrator

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Too often nowadays, our shoulder motion gets confined to a little box; our hands rarely come above our shoulders or below our waists, and we simply rotate at our elbows inward and outward like a bunch of Tyrannosaurus Rexes (and let’s not forget what happened to them). When we get in that box, the shoulder muscles not only get weak and atrophy, but the elbows, wrists and hands overwork, and…

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Thoracic Kettlebell Stretch

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Ah, the trapezius, levator scapulae, and rhomboid muscles.  These guys like to swell up with stress and tension better than Thanksgiving Dinner when the topic turns to politics.  The good news is we have a video that shows you how to use a kettlebell to give a deep stretch to those tight muscles that we think you’ll love.

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Increase Mid-Lower Back Flexibility with the Arm Swing

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

The arm swing exercise helps to improve flexibility in the mid and lower back, hips, and shoulders. It also helps to improve circulation in the arms (try it and you’ll know what I mean). Also, instead of reaching for a coffee when you’re feeling that mid afternoon slump, try this instead. Awww, who am I kidding! I know you’re going to have the coffee anyway, but maybe only get a…

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Simple Stretch for Upper Back Tension

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Taming upper shoulder and mid back tension is as easy as having…a tug of war with your hands?  It sounds weird, but don’t knock it until you try it. The Hand Pull Apart opens up your trapezius and rhomboid muscles, two muscle monsters of the upper back and shoulders that love to get tight.  By changing your hand position, you can target either one of these beasts and find some…

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The Standing Hip Stretch

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Hip pain, balance problems, loss of mobility – try this mobility routine for your lateral hips.  Pair this with the supernova for the hips and see what you can achieve.

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Calf Stretch Variations for Tightness & Flexibility

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Did you hear about that person that didn’t have tight calves?!  They were found having a picnic with a unicorn and Bigfoot…in The Land Of Make-Believe! Because a person who doesn’t have tight calves doesn’t exist. Take a peek at some effective ways to stretch these ridiculously tight muscles in ways you have never done before, and who knows?  Maybe you will finally get some more flexibility and less tightness in…

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The Modified Cook Squat (Video)

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

We love cook squats!  But for some of our patients that have the dreaded butt-wink (rounding of the lower back as you descend into your squat) we have found a modification that will help you out. This modified Cook Squat is designed to stretch the muscles that pulls our back into an unsafe position when squatting with a load, all while maintaining neutral spinal alignment. In other words, it is…

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man doorway low back stretch

Powerful Lower Back Stretching Duo

By: Craig Fitzpatrick

Here are some easy stretches you can do at work to give your poor back a break. The Standing Low Back Stretch is a perfect at work stretch.  You can do in any doorway (just don’t do it at the break room door at lunchtime, or beware of your hangry coworkers). It also with a very low clothes-wrinkle-factor, so you can give your back a break, and not look like…

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