Chair-care Exercise

/Chair-care Exercise

Advancing Research with Chair-Care Decompression Exercise

By |2017-02-13T00:04:52+00:00December 21st, 2016|Chair-care Exercise, Chiropractic, Research, Spinal decompression|

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 [...]


By |2017-02-13T00:04:54+00:00November 29th, 2015|Chair-care Exercise, Interview|

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 interviewed [...]

It is all in the timing – Spine

By |2017-02-13T00:04:54+00:00November 11th, 2015|Back Pain, Chair-care Exercise, Degenerated Discs, Intervertebral disc|

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?

By |2017-02-13T00:04:54+00:00October 3rd, 2015|Back Pain, Chair-care Exercise, Degenerated Discs, Load Rate Loading, Spinal decompression, Spine Education, video|

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

By |2017-02-13T00:04:54+00:00September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Chair-care Exercise, Degenerated Discs, Intervertebral disc|

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 [...]