Do you do a daily stretching routine only to find that your muscles tighten back up throughout the day? Do you continue to stretch your hamstrings but still can’t touch your toes? This is because many stretches focus on individual muscles, but we MUST remember, the body works as a kinetic chain and it’s the…

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Sciatica and piriformis syndrome can seem similar in terms of symptoms, but the two conditions are actually quite different. Sciatica refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from nerve roots in the lumbar spine. The most common cause of sciatica is the compression of one or more of the nerve roots.…

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It is so important we begin to recognize that where we experience pain is not necessarily where there is a problem. Our medical system is currently set up to treat pain “symptoms.” If you have knee pain, you are sent to a knee specialist, if you have foot pain you are sent to a podiatrist,…

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Almost all of us will at some point in our lives experience lower back pain. Chronic  lower back pain is a condition that drives people straight to the nearest clinic to find out  what can be done. Often the doctor will prescribe physical therapy. If this doesn’t do the  trick, cortisone injections, or ultimately surgery…

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It is so important we begin to recognize that where we experience pain is not  necessarily where there is a problem.  Our medical system is currently set up to  treat pain “symptoms.”  If you have knee pain, you are sent to a knee specialist, if  you have foot pain you are sent to a podiatrist,…

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Sciatica and piriformis syndrome can seem similar in terms of symptoms, but the two conditions are actually quite  different. Sciatica refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from nerve roots in the lumbar  spine. The most common cause of sciatica is the compression of one or more of the nerve roots.…

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As a postural therapist, I’ve found there is a muscle that often creates a myriad of dysfunction due to its various roles in physical and emotional stress. Of course, we can never focus on just one muscle in the body. We must remember the body works as a kinetic chain and it’s the relationships between…

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By: Lisa Decker As a postural alignment therapist there are many attributes I keep in mind when prescribing corrective exercises. It’s often not as simple as just “strengthening the core” or “strengthening the muscles surrounding a joint”. We must look at the entire kinetic chain holistically when prescribing exercises to restore function and alignment. A…

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