How to: Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Stretch w/ a Lacrosse Ball [Video]


How to: Stretch Your Quadratus Lumborum Using a Lacrosse Ball What is the quadratus lumborum (QL), you might ask? It is the deepest abdominal muscle located in your low back area on both sides of the lumbar spine found between the top of your pelvis and lowest rib. Many people with deep abdominal pain might not realize that it’s their QL which is strained or has a knot in it. When injured...

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What are Trigger Points & How Can I Manage Them?


What are Trigger Points? How Can I Manage Them? Have you ever accidentally pulled something in your low back after reaching down to pick something up quickly? How about getting a kink in your neck after sitting improperly for a long period of time? In many instances, these reactions happen and are commonly known as "trigger points." So, what are trigger points? In medicine, a trigger po...

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5 Tips for Maintaining Good Posture… from a Chiropractor!


5 Simple Tips for Maintaining Good Posture Having bad posture can affect your life in consequential ways - and quickly at that! It doesn’t take long for your body to begin compensating for strained soft tissues because of sitting, walking or lifting improperly, so why not educate yourself on some simple tips for maintaining good posture and attempt to avoid such issues all together!? Here a...

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10 Tips for a Healthy Back… from a Chiropractor!


10 Tips for a Healthy Back from a Chiropractor Trying to find the best tips for a healthy back? There’s a ton of simple changes you can make in your daily life to promote a healthy back... because no one wants debilitating back pain creeping into their lives! Pain in any area of your back can make you miserable. If you’re currently experiencing back pain, you’re not alone either. The Ca...

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Why Adaptability is the Key to Health and Longevity


Ability to 'Adapt' to Stress in Daily Life is Important for Your Health & Longevity This article was written by Dr. Keith Belliveau, Chiropractor at Revelation Health Have you ever wondered what defines health, or why someone you know can maintain optimal health while others around you can’t? Surely it isn’t as simple as keeping your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and other ‘...

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How to: Bird-Dog Exercise for Spinal Health [Video]


Step-by-Step: How to do the Bird-Dog Exercise to Strengthen the Multifidi Muscles / Lumbar Spine The bird-dog is a simple exercise that can be easily performed by people who are recovering from a back injury or looking to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles simultaneously. If you’ve recently experienced a low back injury and have seen a Chiropractor or physiotherapist, it’s quite po...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Neck Pain


5 Things You Should Know About Neck Pain Everyone gets a stiff or sore neck once in a while. If you’re a professional athlete, chances are you’ll have neck pain more often than your friend who sits in an office all day, right? That's not always the case! Sitting at a desk all day might be just as big a cause of neck pain as an athlete’s physical activities. Regardless of how you end up with...

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How to: Low Back Stretch for the Lumbar Para-spinal Muscles [Video]


Step-by-Step: How to Stretch Your Lumbar Para-spinal Muscles Using a Bench or Chair Chances are that you’ve experienced back pain at one point or another in your lifetime. While you may associate your low, mid or upper back pain with a certain activity you do daily or a few times every week, that activity may not necessarily be the cause of it! The causes of back pain are numerous and in ...

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How to: Standing Chest Stretch for Increased Mobility [Video]


Step-by-Step: How to Stretch Your Chest Using a Doorway or Corner Are you sitting down somewhere looking at your smartphone this very instant? Maybe you’re at a desk browsing the web. Truth is that sitting for extended periods of time can be horrible for your back, neck and overall alignment. There are a number of simple and easy-to-do stretches you can do at home to help relieve tension ...

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5 Habits for Maintaining a Healthy Spine


Keep Your Spine Healthy By Doing These... Keeping your central nervous system healthy is one of the most important things to do when it comes to maintaining general well-being and longevity. Your spinal cord acts as a highway for messages from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, therefore, if something isn’t working right, it should be a cause for concern. An unhealthy ...

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