Archive for November 2015

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

Read More

Part 4: Shaping up Sitting Posture: Low Back Strength Exercise

Your sitting and standing posture can be improve with exercises.  This video is part 4 of a series that starts with stretching then strengthening your low back and upper back.  This will improve your posture and compliment Chiropractic care when there is spinal alignment problems.

Here are the 2 exercises:

  1. Chair Squat

    1. Start with good standing posture (weight on your heels, chin & shoulders back).

    2. Holding your posture with hands on the chair, then bend your knees to your comfort.

    3. Repeat 2-5 times.

    4. Add more repetitions and bend your knees more when comfortable.

  2. Relaxed Plank Leg Raise

    1. Lying on your stomach, put your weight on your forearms to relax your back.

    2. Bend one knee to about 90 degrees.

    3. Raise the knee to contract the low back, hamstring and glute to your comfort.

    4. Hold for 5 seconds, then repeat with other leg.

    5. Perform exercise on each side 3-5 times, based on comfort.

Perform these exercises on a regular, daily BEFORE you have back pain.  Having the awareness allows you to keep your back strong.

Everyone’s health is at a unique state.

Euclid Chiropractic specializes in customizing simplistic routines for our patients. Enjoy a complimentary consultation and see you we can help you live a healthier, happier life.

Here is Part 1,2 and 3:
1.Intro and  2Upper Back/Neck Stretches
2.Two Low Back Stretches
3.Three Neck/Upper Back Strengthening Exercises

Read More

Part 3: Shaping Up Sitting Posture-3 Upper Back/Shoulder Exercises

When strengthen these muscles in our upper back, middle back and back of the shoulders, we improve our postural muscles.  Along with a healthy spine curving backward, strengthening these muscles will maintain a relaxed position reducing and resolving muscle pain, neuropathy, joint pain, disc problems, and preventing arthritis.

Remember to hold good posture for each exercise.

Steps for each exercise: 

  1. Lateral Posterior Deltoid Extension.   This will strengthen the posterior deltoids and rhomboids.

    1. Keep elbows tucked into side, elbows at 90 degrees.

    2. Start with hands in front.

    3. Rotate your hands to the side and pull the shoulder blades in with comfortable tension.

  2. Vertical Posterior Deltoid Extension. This will isolate and strengthen the posterior deltoids.

    1. Upper arms level with the shoulders.

    2. Elbows bent at 90 degrees.

    3. Start with our hands forward, then rotate them back by contract the posterior deltoids.

    4. Go as far up until the shoulders tighten.

  3. Bent Over Reverse Fly.  This will strengthen the upper trapezius and back of the neck.

    1. Lean forward 10 degrees.

    2. Start with your hands in front.

    3. Keep head still and form an arch with your hands to reach the level of the shoulders.

Start with low weights and 5 repetitions.  As you get comfortable, then increase the repetitions to 10, then increase the weight.

Only perform these exercises if your body if free of pain and nerve conditions.

Everyone’s health is at a unique state.

Enjoy a Complimentary consultation from our doctors and recover from nerve, spine, and muscle pain.

Book Now:

909-981-5666 or on-line

Connect with us:

YouTube

Instagram

Facebook

Know someone who needs this? Share with them through links below

Related Articles:

Your Guide to Shoulder Pain Recovery

Four Factors you Need to Know BEFORE Seeing a Chiropractor

Read More
Call Now