Piriformis Stretch for Preventing Low Back Pain


Piriformis Stretch for Preventing Low Back Pain The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located deep to the gluteus maximus. The sciatic nerve is located in close proximity and in approximately 6% of the population, the sciatic nerve actually bisects the piriformis muscle. The function of the piriformis is to assist [...]

Piriformis Stretch for Preventing Low Back Pain2020-09-09T13:58:23-07:00

The Golfers Lift


One of the many ways that individuals end up hurting their back is by incorrect technique when bending and lifting objects off the ground. Many people don’t realize that even by bending to pick up small objects off the floor they can put some serious stress on their back. Often times you may also use [...]

The Golfers Lift2020-09-08T07:32:30-07:00

Back Extension Exercise : Low Back Pain Series


Back Extensions are a fantastic way to help prevent back pain and injury. Not to be confused with the superman exercise which can place too much pressure on your spine and cause injury. Back extensions are an excellent and safe way to increase mobility and improve nutrition to the disc and joints of the [...]

Back Extension Exercise : Low Back Pain Series2020-10-30T13:06:24-07:00

Side Step Exercise : Ankle Pain Series


Side Step Exercise: The Side Step Exercise works the hip, quads and calf muscles. This exercise helps with ankle pain by helping strengthen the hips and legs and improving lateral ankle stability. This exercise can be performed at home on a stable flat surface. In a slight squat position, side step in one direction. Once [...]

Side Step Exercise : Ankle Pain Series2020-08-21T17:43:47-07:00

Towel Scrunches : Ankle Pain Series


Towel Scrunches: Towel Scrunches are a great exercise the works the toes and bottom of your foot. People that have Plantar Fasciitis, can benefit from this exercise in their injury recovery and prevention. The exercise can be performed from a seated position, on a smooth floor surface. Place the towel flat on the floor and [...]

Towel Scrunches : Ankle Pain Series2020-08-21T17:44:22-07:00

Ankle Alphabet Exercise: Ankle Pain Series


Ankle Alphabet Exercise: The Ankle Alphabet Exercise is a great exercise for ankle injury recovery. It helps improve mobility and stability of the ankle.Performing the Ankle Alphabet Exercise can be easily done at home. From a seated position lift one leg so that the foot is off the floor and write the alphabet in the [...]

Ankle Alphabet Exercise: Ankle Pain Series2020-08-21T17:45:22-07:00

Single Leg Balancing : Ankle Pain Series


Single Leg Balancing: Single leg balancing is a great exercise that you can do at home that not only helps improve ankle strength, but improves balance which can help protect the ankle. After strain/sprain injuries, balance can be effected. This exercise is easy to set-up in the home. Simply find a flat surface next to [...]

Single Leg Balancing : Ankle Pain Series2020-08-21T17:45:50-07:00

Calf Raises: Ankle Pain Series


Calf Raises: Calf Raises are a great exercise to increase ankle stability and strength. It is also an easy exercise to do from home. First you need to find a chair or counter top to balance. You can wear either athletic foot wear or perform without shoes. Simply raise your heel off the floor [...]

Calf Raises: Ankle Pain Series2020-08-21T17:50:25-07:00

4-Way Ankle Exercises: Ankle Pain Series


4-Way Ankle Exercises: 4-Way Ankle Exercises are great exercises that will increase ankle strength and stability. It is often used in ankle sprain recovery, but it is important to consult with a medical professional before beginning this type of exercise. The 4-Way Ankle Exercise is performed with resistance bands, like Theraband, that can vary in [...]

4-Way Ankle Exercises: Ankle Pain Series2020-08-21T17:47:16-07:00
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