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Advancing Research with Chair-Care Decompression Exercise

In a recent research article published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, the authors looked to modify an exercise I had published in 2010 in both the Journal of Bodywork and Therapies and The Spine Journal. In our original papers, the arms were used to "off-load" the spine in an exercise I called chair-care [...]


Many people know that I try to do a little more. Excitingly, I was interviewed on the mechanical care forum... a weekly podcast that highlights researchers, clinicans, chiropractors, physiotherapists or anyone that is committed to understanding spine and other joints in the body. This is hosted by Jason Ward, a physiotherapist. Many of the [...]

It is all in the timing – Spine

Timing is everything. Well, almost everything when it comes to spinal health. Posture is dynamic and changes over the course of the day whether you fight to keep upright and in good alignment or not. A closer look into the spacing between each vertebra reveals that the intervertebral discs vary in height and water content over [...]

Perfect Posture – What Does That Mean?

Posture In real estate it is location, location, location. But when it comes to the spine, it is posture, posture, and posture! But what does this word actually mean? Posture comes from the Latin Root 'positura' which means "position, station' and portrays the idea of not moving. Let's get one thing straight, we are ALWAYS moving. [...]

Supported Extension Exercise for Sitting

Supported seated unloading exercise intervention - an exercise for sitting As a researcher, it is always exciting to see your work referenced. In a recent publication in Ergonomics, (Phimphasak, Swangnetr, Puntumetakul, Chatchawan, & Boucaut, 2015) the authors looked to compare two seated ergonomic strategies as an exercise for sitting to offset the effects of static [...]