Test and Correct The Way You Brace Your Core to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Listen up!  I get way too many emails talking about how people are correcting their movement mechanics but still experiencing lower back pain when bending, lifting etc. There is a missing link. It’s called abdominal bracing! This week I wanted to cover not only how to brace your core to protect your lower back but how […]

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Morning Back Pain: Optimizing your sleep for the most relief.

Morning back pain is a bear. Your whole night revolves around how much pain you’re going to be in first thing in the morning. You wake up only to take a deep breath before kicking your legs over the side of the bed and trying your best not to upset your already pissed off lower back. […]

3 Things that have changed my level of back pain

The worst thing you can do is stay on the same course that keeps you cycling through pain. I did this for years and was always left frustrated when the pain would return. The problem with what I was doing then was only using one approach. I would find something that made sense to what […]

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5 Things You Must Avoid if You’re Dealing With Morning Back Pain

Have you ever woken up holding your breath as you roll out of bed hoping whatever pain is about to rear it’s ugly face wont put you on the ground? What about the lower back pain you experience while trying to put on your socks and shoes?  The first 1-2 hours after waking up is […]

The Best Way to Stretch The Quadratus Lumborum (QL)

The Quadrates Lumborum (also known as the QL) is a rather sneaky set of muscles. Nobody really talks about them unless it’s too late and you’re sprawled out over a PT table being put in positions you never imagined you would ever be in. Thats right, the QL is a muscle that the average back pain […]