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Rolling In Bed With Ease And Comfort *low difficulty daily function hip low back Mar 22, 2022

For some rolling in bed can be a challenging or even painful activity. I often watch patients struggle needlessly while attempting to roll on my treatment table. By following a few key principles nearly everyone can roll with less effort and little to no pain. In this video, you will see how to...

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11 Ways To Sit *low difficulty daily function low back posture Feb 10, 2022

When it comes to sitting, we actually have a lot of options for positions and postures. However, we tend to gravitate to the same position all the time due to our habits and preferences. This will strain the same areas all the time and can lead to pain or joint breakdown. You may not give a lot...

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Walking Lesson For Creaky Knees *medium difficulty daily function knees walking Jan 27, 2022

How you shift weight from your back foot to your front foot will determine the type of stress you put through your knees and therefore how much pain you will have while walking. In this video, you will explore your own personal tendencies for weight shifting and learn how to make changes that...

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Easy Arms Overhead *low difficulty daily function shoulder Sep 30, 2021

Getting your arms over your head is a very complex coordination of actions between the arm, the shoulder blade, and the ribs and mid-back. People often subconsciously hold down their shoulder blades or stiffen their torsos restricting arm movement. This makes raising the arms strenuous and can...

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Connect To Your Core While Standing *low difficulty daily function low back Sep 23, 2021

We don't live life laying down, so it is important to practice core control skills in a standing position. In this session, we will take the skill that you have developed in using your core from laying, to standing against the wall, to standing with support, to freestanding. By the end of this...

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Using Your Core To Move Your Limbs *low difficulty daily function low back Sep 19, 2021

Healthy movement begins at your center. The ability to use your core muscles to drive movement in the limbs will make you stronger and allow you to move more easily and with less pain. Being strong is important, but if you are not able to coordinate that strength to harmoniously engage with the...

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Foundations For Stairclimbing 2: Going Down *medium difficulty daily function knees Sep 10, 2021

Going downstairs is a significantly different activity than going up. Descending stairs requires different muscle coordination, produces strain in different areas, and requires your muscles to work in a different way as compared to ascending. Last week we broke down the process for going...

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Why Distance Running Doesn't Cause Arthritis article daily function Sep 10, 2021

Marathon runners are less likely to have knee arthritis than the general population. That was the conclusion of a 2018 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Of the 675 distance runners studied, each with a minimum of 5 marathons completed, and a mean age of 48, arthritis was reported by...

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Foundations For Stairclimbing: Going Up *medium difficulty daily function knees Sep 03, 2021

Climbing stairs is a complex movement that requires a number of different skills to all come together seamlessly. Inability in even one piece of the movement can cause compensations leading to joint breakdown and pain. 

In this video, I break down the act of climbing stairs into its key...

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Regain Your Height Part 2: Stand Taller From Your Hips *low difficulty daily function hip posture Aug 20, 2021

In our last session, we explored standing taller by changing the position of your spine. Today we will build on that by examining how you use your hips when you are standing. Most people who lose height from the hips have no idea that it is happening.

In this session, we will perform a diagnostic...

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Regain Your Height Part 1: Elongating the spine *low difficulty daily function low back posture Aug 13, 2021

Do you feel like you're stooping forward a little more than you used to? Has your doctor told you you've "lost" a few inches? Well, you are not alone. Postural changes are a normal part of the aging process, but you can do something about it.

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Smarter Sit to Stand *medium difficulty daily function knees Aug 08, 2021

Rising from sitting is a challenge for millions of people. Whether you struggle to rise easily or sit gently or have pain in the joint when you do it, there are a few simple steps you can take to feel better right away. 

In this video, we will discuss the 3 fundamental aspects of sit to...

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Powerful Posture - Learn to Sit Brilliantly *low difficulty daily function posture Jul 07, 2021

Sit up straight!!! How many times have you heard this or perhaps even said it to someone else who was all slouched over? Today we will learn to let go of the idea of straight "perfect" posture and learn to sit up strong.

Understanding how to utilize your skeleton for postural support is the key...

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