Do you have neck pain, shoulder pain, numbness, or tingling down your arms?
This exercise could help.
This is the pectoralis doorway stretch. We suggest you do both arms and you can do one arm at a time or you can do them together. We hold all stretches for 30 seconds in an uncomfortable position, but not a painful position. The pec or chest muscles have 3 different angles of muscle fibers, so we must stretch at a 90-degree angle, as well as a 45-degree angle upward and downward.
This video is for you if you have ankle pain, foot pain, knee pain or back pain.
At Campbell Chiropractic Centre, we work with people to see how the entire body functions. We focus on kinetic chain responses and how your base of support could be contributing to your problems or symptoms.
In this video, I show you the lumbar flexion exercise that really helped me after I was recovering from a low back injury many years ago.
This exercise I show is a more advanced exercise, as I am doing it with weights. So please only do this if you are capable and start without weights to see how it feels before progressing. This is standing lumbar flexion. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart and in good posture with shoulders back and head up, and slowly bend forward at the waist, moving each spinal segment individually from your neck all the way down to your tailbone. Reach your hands down towards your feet as far as you can comfortably go without pain, and hold this position for two to three seconds and with your arms hanging. You can add a bit of a slow sway if it feels good. Then, do the opposite and slowly raise up, spinal segment by segment, and return to the starting position.
If you are performing the low back flexion exercise and the symptoms worsen, you feel severe pain or pain down your legs, STOP the exercise and seek expert advice.