Category Archives: Prevention

Avoid the Pain of Traveling

Traveling is rough on the body. Whether traveling alone on business or to a sunny resort with your family, long hours in a car or an airplane can leave you stressed, tired, stiff and sore. Warm Up, Cool Down Treat travel as an athletic event. Warm up before settling into a car or plane, and… Read More »

Are you drinking enough water?

Healthful self-hydration is very important to a fit lifestyle. Many times our patients suffer from muscular and spinal and joint pain, leg cramps and general malaise that could be an imbalance of fluids and electrolytes. We suggest drinking 2 glasses of water as soon as the discomfort begins. One should consume 1/2 oz. of pure… Read More »

Spinal Stabilization Exercise

Spinal stabilization is an important aspect of recovery from spinal pain, whether the problem is newly acquired or chronic. Exercise and proper body mechanics are well matched in this approach. Injuries and poor posture cause pain resulting in weakness that will not resolve completely without personal effort on the part of the person seeking assistance.  The symptomatic spinal segment… Read More »

How The Back Works

By Guy Slowik MD FRCS – The spine, which connects the skull to the pelvis, is also called the vertebral column. It consists of 24 segments of block-shaped bone called vertebrae and an additional 9 fused vertebrae that make up the lowest part of the spine, the sacrum and tailbone. Each vertebrae of the vertebral… Read More »

Golf: Dynamic Stretches

A pro golfer typically might warm up 90 minutes to 2 hours before walking out to the tee.  His routine would consist of stretching, putting hitting, practicing short game and then back to any special shots and out to the green.  A typical routine for a recreational golfer would be different.  Get out of the… Read More »

Golf Exercise

General Exercise—an area of the game often ignored by amateurs Most non-professionals rush from work to their cars, show up at the course, take their clubs out of the trunk, hop on a motorized cart to the tee, and start swinging! This can be very dangerous! Forever looking for that magical move that takes strokes… Read More »