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How Does Posture Affect Back Pain? | Back Pain Relief

One of the biggest barriers I’m finding in the field, whether it’s the patients and the therapists, is the importance of posture in trying to relieve a patient’s back pain…. Read more »

How to Feel Comfortable on a Plane | Back Pain Relief

One of the big problems that is occurring is the patient population that has to travel or fly frequently for their job, I have some patients that can be flying… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Hug Knees to Chest | Back Pain Relief

In the physical therapy office we are often asked what exercises to be doing or what not to be doing on your own. And usually we are designing the exercising… Read more »

How to Deal with Sciatica | Back Pain Relief

Sciatica by definition is going to be a condition where you have either irritation or compression to any of the five nerve roots coming off the spine that make up… Read more »

How to Do McKenzie Positions at Home | Back Pain Relief

A lot of time times in physical therapy clinics the patients are coming in with severe or moderate lower back discomfort. And it’s to the point where exercises are not… Read more »

How to Do a Plank | Back Pain Relief

All right, I want to spend a couple of minutes now talking about an exercise called The Plank. The Plank is an exercise used quite commonly in a yoga class… Read more »

Ice vs. Heat | Back Pain Relief

I get a lot of questions regarding how to use ice, and when to use ice, and how to use heat, and when to use heat, and they’re very different… Read more »

What Causes Hip Pain? | Back Pain Relief

There’s a number of causes of hip pain. The hip pain, or the hip joint, just like the shoulder joint, is a complicated ball and socket joint, therefore as a… Read more »

How to Prevent Back Pain | Back Pain Relief

It’s very, very difficult to prevent back pain. Unfortunately, we spend somewhere between one-half and two-thirds of our day-to-day in a sitting position for most people. Then you tack on… Read more »

Why You Should Avoid Half Sit-Ups | Back Pain Relief

The half sit up is an exercise that is rarely integrated into a physical therapy program. There’s a number of things that can go wrong during a half sit up…. Read more »