USE YOUR TONGUE TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN back pain back rehab breathing mewing posture spine tongue position Sep 30, 2020

HEAD, NECK, JAW, TONGUE

Five years ago I taught a workshop that included head, neck, jaw and tongue positioning for optimal spine health.

Minds were blown

After the workshop I felt I had “over-reached” and I vowed to mute that schpiel until “later” because it seemed to...

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DOSAGE, BABY, DOSAGE! back exercises back rehab degenerated disc herniated disc low back pain retrain back pain spondy spondylolisthesis stenosis Sep 30, 2020

DOSAGE

Are you over-protecting your injury? Or do you find yourself over-doing it and then suffering recurring setbacks?

Both are quite common.

One day you may be feeling like “Everything hurts” (overprotecting) then suddenly you feel like “I haven’t felt this good...

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HIP HINGE back pain back rehab bulging disc degenerated disc glutes herniated disc hip hinge hips posture spondy spondylolisthesis squat stenosis Sep 10, 2020
  • For anyone rehabbing back pain, the hip hinge is without a doubt one of the top movements to master!

  • The hinge, when done well, drives flexion and extension through your mighty glute muscles, sparing your back.

    When you think about it, you probably hinge about 100 times a day....moving from...

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WHAT'S THE BEST POSITION? back pain back pain relief home office posture retrain back pain standing desk work from home Aug 06, 2020

Sit? Stand? Kneel? Recline?

What IS the best position when working from home?

The answer is ALL of them!

The best position is really “the next position”

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Try standing in the morning, sitting for lunch, half-kneeling after lunch and reclining towards the end of day.

Take plenty of...

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LAUNDRY IS A BITCH chronic back pain disc housework laundry low back low back rehab retrain back pain spondy spondylolisthesis stenosis Jul 14, 2020

Got Laundry?!

Is lockdown over yet?

Laundry can be a bitch if you've got back pain.

Housework done carelessly can be hell for your back

Seriously, doing housework is an olympic athletic endeavor!

Moving around at home is the best time to drop in to a hip hinge and/or squat

Why be dainty?...

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PAIN IS TRAUMA back pain herniated disc low back pain pain spondylolisthesis trauma Jun 24, 2020

The Oxford Languages dictionary defines trauma as "emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis."

Living in pain is traumatic.

Sometimes we experience trauma that's related to what we call...

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GET STRONGER WITH SPONDY Jun 11, 2020

I've been a member of the Spondylolisthesis Support Facebook Group for a few years now.

It's heart-breaking to witness how many people are suffering from this condition.

Recently, a new member posted in this group; they attached their grade 1 spondy x-rays and asked for advice from the...

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HOW TO GET UP Jun 11, 2020

ROLL TO YOUR SIDE

When lying down, how often do you yank yourself upright using your neck muscles?

We want your abs to initiate this movement (spinal flexion), so it doesn’t make sense to move your head and neck first, does it?

  • This "yanking" essentially trains your brain and nervous...
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MAKE YOUR OWN MEAT! meatless meatless monday seitan unchicken vegan vegan protein May 11, 2020

With Coronavirus in full swing, food prices are going up, meat shortages are a real thing and further food shortages are rumored to be on the horizon.

Choosing to eat more plant foods is not only good for you, but it's urgent for our planet; she won't be able to meet the world's meat demands...

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BELLY COMPRESSION WITH LONGER EXHALES abdominal adhesions anxiety back pain breathing coregeous rehabilitation self-massage therapy balls vagus nerve yoga tune up Mar 29, 2020

WHY BELLY COMPRESSION WITH LONGER EXHALES?

There's so many good reasons to exhale longer and there's so many reasons to touch your belly, that really, each could be it's own post.

But given all the brouhaha in my boy's tummy lately, post-appendix rupture, we are pulling out all the stops for a...

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HEALING SOUP antiinflammatory healing soup immuneboosting plantstrong retrain back pain vegan Mar 11, 2020

For the past fifteen years, I’ve been making Healing Soup for my friends and loved ones when they're in need of extra healing + love.

Healing Soup is not only a lovely gesture to show you care but it falls squarely under the category of "food as medicine".

My doorman swears that...

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TOP TEN QUESTIONS (AND ANSWERS) ABOUT SPONDYLOLISTHESIS back pain back rehab retrainbackpain spondy spondylolisthesis Feb 10, 2020

1. What is spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis refers to slippage (usually forward) of a vertebra relative to the vertebra below it. The Greek root spondylo means spine, and listhesis means to slip or slide.

2. What is “Spondy” and how is it different from...

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