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June 2015

Ready to Run: Balance & Abs

June 8th, 2015|

If you are using our 5k race training calendar or just want to add a few new exercises to your fitness routine, try Hip Airplanes to work on balance and Side Planks to work on core strength with Jason Arnett.
 Hip Airplane

Side Plank Progressions

Stem Cells 101

June 5th, 2015|

By Furqan Haq, PhD
Words like regeneration, rejuvenation, and regrowth conjure up hope and potential when used in a medical context. Every scientist or clinician that has harnessed the potential application of stem cells in a clinical setting for patients has pondered what the next frontier is. Even after decades of peer-reviewed, published information on stem cells, […]

Am I a Candidate for Regenerative Medicine?

June 5th, 2015|

By Steven Barna, MD
For spinal conditions, the primary condition where stem cells may be of value is recent MRI-confirmed symptomatic degenerative disc disease of mild to moderate degree that is causing axial neck or back pain. Stem cells would be of little value for radicular pain (radiating pain to an arm or a leg) as a result of a disc herniation […]

Dennis’ Extreme Obstacle Course Races Post Fusion

June 4th, 2015|

Back Story:
I am an athlete, and my training routine would include things to maintain strength and flexibility.  But as my issue was structural, there was only so much I could do.  The pain was persistent, and it  affected my activities; I simply learned to cope. I would have periods where the pain would become bad […]

May 2015

Calcium for Bone Health

May 6th, 2015|

No matter your age, we all can reap the benefits of incorporating the recommended amount of calcium in our diets. The recommended intake may shift depending on our age, but it remains a constant necessity throughout our lives.
The bones that make up your skeleton are made up various minerals, including calcium. Without calcium, bones are […]

Getting Ready to Run: Hip Strength

May 1st, 2015|

If you happened to see our race training plan for Spinal Champions, you might have noticed the plan included hip strength. Not quite ready to train for a race yet? Not a problem, because these exercises are still relevant to you since hip strength is an important part of spinal health as well.
Trainer Carrie Seifert of the Virginia […]

April 2015

St. Louis, MO

April 15th, 2015|

Pittsburgh, PA

April 15th, 2015|

Spinal Champion 5k Training Plan

April 15th, 2015|

One of the Spinal Research Foundation’s favorite ways to celebrate Spinal Champions is with our We’ve Got Your Back national race series. For many, imagining participating in a race after overcoming spinal health challenges might seem overwhelming. However, with the Virginia Therapy & Fitness Center’s 2 Month Training Program, you might discover that you can walk or […]

Restorative Yoga & Back Pain Relief

April 14th, 2015|

Q1: What is restorative yoga and why is it different from other types of yoga?
A1: Restorative yoga is a type of yoga done lying down that involves no active movement or muscular engagement. With the support of yoga props like blankets, bolsters, and foam blocks you’ll lay in various supine poses designed to help you […]