December 2017

Yoga as Therapeutic for Low Back Pain and Aquatic Possibilities

December 5th, 2017|

When practiced correctly, yoga appears to be effective in treating a wide variety of health conditions.  Iyengar yoga is most commonly found in therapy as it strives for precise anatomical alignment and uses various props to assist positioning.  The attention to precise anatomical positioning makes it well-suited to back pain, where dysfunctional alignment may be […]

December 2015

Demystifying Finding Your Perfect Shoe

December 16th, 2015|

Spinal discomfort or pain can often limit or completely stop a person from continuing his or her previous exercise routine. But an active lifestyle is a key piece of long-term health and also important to the quality of life for many. Spinal problems should not be ignored, and advances in treatment approaches and technology now […]

June 2015

What is Functional Exercise?

June 17th, 2015|

By Carrie Seifert, CSCS
Chances are, if you find yourself flipping through a Journal of the Spinal Research Foundation, you or someone you love have been struggling with back pain and its various symptoms for quite some time now. And if you are like most patients when they first walk through the door of a physical […]

May 2015

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

Bone Density & Weight Training

April 7th, 2015|

By Melissa Treat, R.N., B.S., C.P.T.
Our modern society has experienced a rising awareness of overall health and fitness, and healthcare providers are focusing on the importance of preventing medical issues through lifestyle changes.  One of the hallmark features of aging is loss of bone strength and muscle mass, which can potentially lead to decreased functional ability […]

Breaking Down the Exercises that Break Down Your Spine

April 6th, 2015|

By Jason W. Arnett, MS, ATC, PES
Most people will experience a bout of low back pain at some point in their lives. Often, the cause of the low back pain is misunderstood, and efforts to relieve the low back pain are misdirected. Many awake in the morning with low back pain or tightness, attributing the […]

Core Exercises

April 6th, 2015|

By Melissa Treat, R.N., B.S., C.P.T.
A healthy spine is an essential aspect of a happy, healthy, pain-free life.  Spinal health is a culmination of one’s core strength, stability, mobility, and alignment.  Core strength has recently become a bit of a buzz word in the fitness industry, but what exactly is the core, and how can […]