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Hip & Knee Help after Injury or Surgery @Gibson May ’18 with Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

Hip or knee pain tells us not to move, and most doctors will agree.  And medications will be prescribed.  I disagree.  We need circulation to the joint and muscles to allow natural healing and repair.  This is why NOW therapy can be started hours after a surgery.  These exercises described in the podcast, see in the video and detailed exercises below will help you avoid permanent disability and arthritis.

Highlights (podcast times) and detailed videos:

The problems with scar tissue (1:40).

Myth: scar tissue is age related (4:00).

How your hip tightens (6:10).

Your feet effects your knee & hip (8:10). -detailed video

Seated hip stretch, then more (9:55). -detailed video

Importance of stretching (14:55).

Step up exercise for hip strength (17:10).

Kneeling lung exercise for hip strength (21:20). -detailed exercise

Knee strength by this exercise (23:10). -detailed exercise

How exercise prevents scar tissue (31:40).

Dr. Tony’s wrap (32:50).

By performing exercise one the pain is tolerable avoids scar tissue, and long-term, permanent arthritis.  These exercise are your starting point to stretch the joint and muscle. Then loading with your body weight and gym weights gets your hip and knee and the rest of your body strong and healthy.

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“I am altogether feeling better.” -Wanda’s Neck Pain Review at Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

“My neck, shoulders were so tight and I was having problems sleeping because of the pain.

“Chiropractic adjustments have loosened my muscles, then I was given exercises to strengthen my neck and spine.

“The pain, stiffness has pretty much subsided for the FIRST TIME in many years I am sleeping through the night.

“Getting stronger is having a great impact on my life.  I am able to do things without the pain.  I am NOT TAKING IBUPROFEN for the pain.  I am eating, sleeping and altogether feeling better.

-Wanda J.

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CSP 025: How Pilates improves your Body Mind Connection with Margie on the Crooked Spine Show

Mind Body Connection is a reflection of Margie’s caring and passion to help people through Pilates.  Through our talk she is tells her continuous learning to become a better instructor.  Margie has only had a studio for a few years, but the growth of her business is a reflection of her results for athletes, seniors, and everyday people.  Listen to learn the benefits.

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Highlights (podcast times):

Margie’s back story (1:00).

Pilates is a different exercise (5:45).

Improving motion/position: alignment (9:45).

1-on-1 coaching here (14:00).

Not just physical benefits (16:30).

How the equipment helps you (18:45).

Long term benefits (22:40).

Pilates for injury recovery (24:45).

Building strength (26:30).

For complete health (32:30).

Include nutrition too (35:30).

Pilates increases your whole body motion (39:30).

Feeling younger with pilates (42:30).

Dr. Tony’s wrap (44:00).

Margie uses her knowledge to help clients improve their health: flexibility, strength and balance.  Through her training and equipment clients enjoy the ability to tolerate daily stress, improve their training for competitions and recover from injury.  This is why her business how growth exponentially through personal referral and now social media.

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Shoulder Wall Rise Exercise to Help Shoulder/Neck Pain & Posture with Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

When dealing with chronic pain your posture can suffer.  Here is a way to fix it.

Sometimes a shoulder, neck, back injury can change your posture.  Especially when the initial injury heals with no pain.

When your posture changes over a long period of time, your spine/shoulders can start to stiffen. This can lean to weakness and chronic pain.  Unknown to you, your posture can change.

Starting rehabilitation:

Reduce the pain to a tightness.  Then start stretching to improve your posture.

NEVER start strength building in a poor posture position.  This will make you worse!

With our other stretches, use this Shoulder Wall Rise Exercise to stretch in the right direction.

Most people will start in this posture:

The goal is to get your head, shoulders and arms again the wall like this:

To perform the stretch start in the position above.  Then raise your arms to touch your hands:

Continue to slide along the wall five to ten times (or recommended by your chiropractor) to stretch and improve your posture.

This will help you stand up straight, bring your shoulders back.  Then add these exercises to build strength in your upper back and shoulders:

  1. 3 Shoulders Exercise

  2. Improve your Poor Posture with the Reverse Fly Exercise

Related article:

Does Improved Posture Make You Happier? Here’s The Science -by Freya Guerra

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“My visit here helps…” -Anthony’s Review of Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

“My visit here helped me understand how important it is to do the things that will keep you from hurting your body. Like your back or knees or any other parts of your body. Also to educate yourself how important your diet, sleep, and exercise can effect your body. So by coming here Dr. Ratkovic and Dr. Weaver and also their staff have been very helpful understanding this process and to also have the right mindset.

Thanks again,

-Anthony Alexander

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Why Medication can Help Move Better. Short Clip from Gibson March ’18 with Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

Our chiropractic philosophy focusses on natural health care without medication.  This is why we help people avoid or stop taking drugs if it is not fixing the problem causing the pain.

However, medication can help!

When a person comes into our office is severe pain (9-10 on a 1 to 10 pain scale) in the last few days, a chiropractic adjustment make not be effective to help short-term relief.

Based on my experience, we need to help people get their pain level at a 6 or below to help with an adjustment, stretching or physical therapy modalities.

The problem is people are told by their doctors to stay on medication for weeks and months and sometimes years with fixing a person’s problem.

With chiropractic we can find the root of the problem AND get a person to feel better and get a better state of health.  We want people feeling strong and relaxed.  Then a person can tolerate their stresses of daily life.

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Move More & Relax. How Chiropractors Help. Short Clip.

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Low Back Pain Recovery: Steps and Exercises @ Gibson June ’18 w/ Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

Recovering from back pain starts with finding the cause.  Is it a muscle strain, spinal joint pain, or nerve pain? Then once your treatment of choice reduces the pain to a tightness, start the exercises in this talk.  Then your full recovery (strength in a better posture position) can keep you from re-injury.

Highlights (Podcast times):

Recovery mindset; exam (1:20).

Check standing posture by wall posture check (4:20). Video

Why we need to move our joints (10:50).

Rachel’s success: walker to a walking without (14:00)

Avoid sitting cancer with the sitting checklist (17:40). -Video

No pain? Now start the low back roll stretch (23:00). -Video

Then stretch with moving when on your stomach (31:50) -Video

Now build muscle. Start with the wall squat (34:15) -Video

Getting strong? Try the chair squat (38:10) -Video

Stronger back improves balance and posture (47:50).

Dr. Tony’ wrap (58:15).

Causes of back pain is no longer a mystery.  We have the x-ray and MRI imaging to show where and how severe the source of the pain is coming from.  Relieving the pain is the first step to recovery. Then using this sequence of exercises in this workshop can help you regain flexibility, strength and posture.

Exercises Recap:

  1. Wall Posture Check

  2. Sitting Check list

  3. Low Back Roll Stretch

  4. Supine Low Back Stretch

  5. Wall Squat

  6. Chair squat

  7. Bonus: Knee exercise

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NERVOUS 1st Adjustment. Reaction Expected? Maddie with Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

This Chiropractor enjoys experiencing a person’s first adjustment because…you never know their reaction.

Possibilities: Says, “Ouch”, “What was that!”, “Oh my god!”, “#@#$%*!”, and other language says.

The best is when another person is in the room.  In this case, Maddie’s mom.

Their reaction can be just as entertaining: the “oh my gosh” look??; laughing and others.

And leading up to the adjustment is knowing the problem to be fixed. At our office we first do an x-ray analysis to know where motion needs to improve in the spine, and know the adjustment will be safe.

This could rule in (or rule out) a spinal fracture, disc herniations/bulges, neuropathy, arthritis, dislocations, bone bruises, or anything can cause pain around the spine.

Then the adjustment can make you instantaneously relaxed, less pain, improve your posture, etc.

We hope you get checked by a chiropractor, and know if an adjustment can help you enjoy a better quality of life.

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Your first low back stretch.

Your first neck relief exercise.

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Shoulder & Neck Pain Workshop @Gibson March ’18 with Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

When recovering from a neck or shoulder injury, starting with good posture is key.  Taking the steps to test each motion for pain, start with stretching then build strength; again with good posture.  This workshop helps people understand the need to build strength to keep good posture, avoid injury.

Highlights (podcast times):

1st check shoulder motion (2:35).

Testing Neck motion (4:55).

Why medication could be a good choice (10:05).

What kind and amount of exercise is enough? (12:15).

Stretching the shoulder –T stretch exercise (16:15).

Strengthening the shoulder (23:25)

1.elbows low: a)3 shoulders exercise b)-reverse fly exercise

2.overhead: modified shoulder press_(39:50).

Continued exercise to improve posture, tolerate stress (41:20).

Strength in your shoulder and neck helps fight poor posture and pain.  This is also help avoid pain by keeping normal motion in the neck and shoulder.  Continued exercise will help you tolerate more stress from your day, and keep your overall body and mind relaxed.

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“…Amazing doctors.” Back and Sciatica Pain Relief-Lisa’s Review of Euclid Chiropractic

“Amazing doctors who really care about their patients complete health.  I came to them with radiating pain down both legs from a herniated disc that I never got relief from until I found them. I have been pain free for years now because of their care. I recommend to anyone looking to get healthier and happier!”

-Lisa Charlton, Randy & Lisa Home Selling Team

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