You are here: Home Exercises to Help Rehabilitate & Strengthen
|THE ROAD TO AN OPTIMAL LIFE BEGINS WITH OPTIMAL HEALTH|
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
Being productive isn't an inherent thing in a person, meaning it can be developed and enhanced over time. Just because you might not be the most productive person right now doesn't mean you can't make a couple of tweaks that will end up paying off big. Below, Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope goes over a few ways to boost and enhance your pr [ ... ]
Chiropractic care is a viable treatment for a number of conditions that occur due to spine misalignment. Treatment also includes evaluation of leg lengths discrepancies, the application of approved heel lifts, and orthotics implementation in order to help relieve Lower Back Pain as well as enhance athletic performance. More on Heel Lifts Heel lifts (which are c [ ... ]
Acupuncture offers many distinct benefits for a variety of patients with a variety of physical and spiritual ailments. We'll focus on the physical today, as acupuncture provides drug-free pain relief to patients who choose acupuncture as a treatment. Below, Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope provides more information about acupuncture and pai [ ... ]