Posts Tagged "Stretches"

Are you caring for your body?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Are you caring for your body?

During the holidays, we sometimes feel too busy to schedule bodywork, or even to pause and stretch. But this season can also provide an opportunity. As we take a break from our desks, we can choose to reflect on our usual work-related postures, and explore ways to shift them. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny and Derek show us a movement to support that exploration. The Thoracic Extension with Foam Roller exercise is a great way to activate the muscles of the upper back, which often get weak when we spend a lot of time in forward-bending postures. We hope you’ll care for yourself...

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Quick Tip: Want seven tips for alignment?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want seven tips for alignment?

Finding your body’s most natural alignment can seem daunting. But it’s often a question of taking small steps in the right direction. That’s why we love the 7-point posture program designed by chiropractor Dr. Katherine McCarty. The program helps counteract forward-bending tendencies that often come with desk work, and you can do all the exercises in 10 minutes! Check out the first stretch in the series — which targets the pecs — below.   Want to delve deeper? To support desk workers, athletes, and anyone experiencing pain, Katherine is offering adjustments...

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Quick Tip: What have you done for your ankles today?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: What have you done for your ankles today?

I’ve had to reckon with my ankles lately; have you? Unless you’ve sprained one before, you’re probably not thinking about them much. But strengthening and stretching the ankles is a necessary way to prevent a sprain that could trap you in a cycle of injuries. This week we’re offering a pair of two great Quick Tips for ankle care. These are great for general maintenance, or if you have recovered from an ankle sprain in your past that still haunts you. If you’ve sprained your ankle more recently, please consult with us before you try out these tips. In this Quick...

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Quick Tip: Are your feet bothering you?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Are your feet bothering you?

Just this weekend, a good friend asked us what to do for Plantar Fascitis, generally defined as pain and tightness on the bottom of the feet. It reminded us that the following videos are two of our most viewed because so many of you deal with foot cramps, foot tightness, bunions, Plantar Fascitis, neuromas, etc. To start healing your feet, make sure you have a good pair of shoes that both offer support and allow you to spread your toes out. Don’t forget to replace them before they wear thin! Then start stretching and strengthening your toes with some of the ideas below. We use the golf...

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Quick Tip: Is your lower back achy?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Is your lower back achy?

Thanks to the popularity of yoga, a lot of our clients know how important it is to release tension in the hips. But while pigeon pose, which targets the external hip rotators, is taught all the time, we rarely see clients working on their internal hip rotation. Scott Schwartz has found that many of his clients who come in with lower back pain are actually able to get some relief by working the internal hip rotators. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott demonstrates a nice way to do just that. Start by lying on your back with your arms out to the side and your knees bent. Bring one knee at a...

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