Activation in a Low Back Care Routine

Now that we’ve established what not to do/how to find relief, and selected a few simple movements to start back into activity, it’s time to work at finding some low back activation exercises. These are intended to engage muscles, establish control and resiliency, and provide a link between exercise movements and everyday activities. Most importantly, Read more about Activation in a Low Back Care Routine[…]

Building a Low Back Care Routine

Moving on from the First Steps with Lower Back Pain (Avoiding Irritation and using Positions of Relief), it is important to get the spine and body as a whole primed for daily activities with a Low Back Care Routine. This is especially true in the morning, where it has been established that greater fluid content Read more about Building a Low Back Care Routine[…]

Lower Back Pain

First Steps with Lower Back Pain

If you’re having lower back pain, building an active care program for yourself can be extremely effective at restoring functionality — and especially important in times like this where finding access to in-person care is difficult. But where to begin? Over the next few days, I’ll provide a general template you can use day-to-day for Read more about First Steps with Lower Back Pain[…]

Manipulation

Manipulation for Chronic Low Back Pain

If you have chronic (long-term) low back pain, is manipulation or mobilization of the joints in your back a good option for you? This type of treatment is commonly known as the “adjustments” that patients often receive in chiropractic offices for painful conditions. The answer depends on the specific nature of your condition of course, Read more about Manipulation for Chronic Low Back Pain[…]

Low Back Pain Bulletin

WHO Bulletin: Low Back Pain Care

A recent World Health Organization (WHO) bulletin (2019) highlighted care for low back pain. The bulletin identifies certain treatments as consistently recommended in international guidelines, while others were consistently NOT recommended.  For early low back pain, “advice to remain active, education on the benign nature of low back pain and reassurance about the absence of Read more about WHO Bulletin: Low Back Pain Care[…]

TPI Golf Seminar — Applying the Body-Swing Connection

  I recently attended a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level One seminar in Toronto to help refine my understanding of golfers, the golf swing, and how I can contribute to their swinging better and playing more. It was an exceptional two-day event led by some of the industry leaders in golf performance and fitness — Read more about TPI Golf Seminar — Applying the Body-Swing Connection[…]

Reduce Injuries in Soccer — FIFA 11+

Summer soccer leagues either have or are coming to a close, while high school and “Rep” league teams begin developing their systems. Yes, autumn has almost arrived, and as we transition from one season to the next we carry with us our persistent, nagging injuries — our personal signs of sporting seasons past. Most people Read more about Reduce Injuries in Soccer — FIFA 11+[…]

What is that sound?

I’ve heard a lot of names given to the sound that occurs during some joint manipulations. “Popping”, “cracking”, “snapping”, and “popcorn” are just a few descriptions given. So what is it, really? Similar to the sound, a number of reasons have been proposed over the past century about why this occurs in the first place: “A vapour Read more about What is that sound?[…]