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Here are some excellent back strengthening exercises to help rehabilitate & strengthen your spinal muscles.

First of all a 20 to 30 min Cardio-Vascular warm-up is imperative. Rowing, biking, jump-rope, swimming, elliptical are all good options.

Next, begin with EXTENSOR muscle work & strengthening. These are the muscles (triceps, latts, quads, buttock & back) that help us stand up straight, with straight arms & legs.

It is always best, whenever possible, to do 'cross-crawl' exercises. This means opposite arm & leg engagement. For example, imagine throwing a javelin - your eyes will be on the hand in extension & you will be standing on the opposite leg. We are designed this way & it is the best way to exercise.

Finally, wind down w/ flexor muscle exercise - only now do you do any biceps, pect & ab work! And finish w/ a few minutes of stretching.

Plan routine work-outs 3 to 4 times a week. Keep a well aligned spine with chiropractic adjustments & enjoy a long & healthy life!

Dr. Karen A. Thomas Park Slope Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture

 

   

Winter Wellness
05 Dec 2018 14:23 chiropractor park slope

In the grips of a New York winter Cold air makes life difficult. To start with, it makes breathing harder and affects articulation. Traditional Chinese Medicine tells us that "cold wind" is responsible for a number of maladies, both seasonal and long-term. What this tells us is that simple things like wrapping up warm and  drinking hot, nourishing liquids like t [ ... ]

Banishing Back Pain from Breastfeeding
19 Oct 2018 13:47 chiropractor park slope

As your body attempts to recover and transition from pregnancy to motherhood, breastfeeding poses yet another problem for your ailing spine.  The awkward angles and the extra weight combine to add more pressure on to an already imbalanced system. We recommend you take a proactive approach to preventing back pain from breastfeeding, thereby mitigating the additio [ ... ]

Calcium-Magnesium Balance for Better Spinal Health
12 Oct 2018 15:50 chiropractor park slope

As with all of life, balance is important We are big fans of balance: work-leisure balance, mental health balance, exercise-relaxation balance and, of course, balance in the diet. Today, we want to focus on balance between two important minerals: magnesium and calcium. Calcium is well touted for its impact on bone and tooth health, and this impact becomes greater as  [ ... ]

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Phone: (718) 398-3100

Email: ParkSlopeChiropractic@gmail.com

Address:
182 8th ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215

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 Monday:    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Tuesday:    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
 Wednesday:    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Thursday:    8:30 am - 7:30 pm
 Friday:    8:00 am - 7:30 pm
 Saturday:    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Sunday:    Closed