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Dynamic Sitting Exercise for LBP and General Spinal Health

Innovation Ignites Innovation In 1999, a simple idea came to me. And it is hard-pressed to believe I was the first to think of this pose, considering how common it is.  One thing I am certain of is that I was the first to measure it.  It was in biomechanics class when the idea [...]

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 [...]

Honoured

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. [...]