Before surgery, the physiatrist recommended  Pilates as one way to help prepare for surgery.  He recommended Amy Anderson (A Living Art Centre), who specialized in Pilates rehabilitation. I’m forever grateful to Amy for introducing me to Pilates and setting me on the path of my healing journey. I walked into Amy’s studio, looking around the…

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Genevieve on Back System equipment

Stretch #2- Hamstring Stretch  Back System3 Keeping the hamstrings stretched is an important part of maintaining lumbar flexibility. Tight hamstrings, gluteal and hip flexor muscles are often key components of back pain. Even if you’re not in pain,  (happy times) it’s important and extremely helpful to maintain hamstring flexibility. Keeping your hamstrings long and released…

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Stretch

  Stretch your Triceps and Shoulders Protect your shoulder joints while keeping your muscles flexible. If you’re not practicing this stretch already, consider: -Adding it to your morning routine after your back routine on the floor  (For my private clients using Back Care I book, add this triceps stretch at the end) -Before Walking or…

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Arms Lift Lower on Foam roller

I’m in the process of completing a Foam Roller Series to post with the goal of launching it to you this winter. In the meantime, you can find many of the Foam Roller  exercises in the Back Pain Relief category of the Changing through Movement Blog. How the Foam Roller can help You stretch Chest and…

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  Consider adding and/or increasing your Vitamin C intake. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant with many benefits. In addition to improving the immune system, helping to lower cholesterol , improving symptoms of asthma, and a way to prevent various diseases, vitamin  C can help relieve back pain.  Among it’s  potent benefits, vitamin C aids…

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Using the back system for back pain stretch

In this 3rd part of Simple Solutions for Back pain series, I’d like to share a little bit about the Back Systems machine and, specifically a low back stretch. The  stretches on BackSystem3 are easy, safe and effective.  I encourage you to try this machine if you have access to one. Diana Bailey, my dear…

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 This second installation in my ongoing series for Back pain relief is focused on posture. My simple solutions for back pain relief come from personal experience and successful application of these recommended practices and movements. I’ve spent the past  3 decades in continual recovery and management of my jaw, neck and back pain from car accident injuries…

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