How to: Foam Roll Your Thoracic Spine [Video]


How to: Use a Foam Roller to Stretch and Open-Up Your Thoracic Spine This video tutorial below shows you how to use a foam roller to carefully stretch your thoracic spine. You can basically do this anywhere you see fit: at work, school, gym or perhaps outside with this nice weather we are having!? This exercise works great to help open up and extend the thoracic spine itself as well as th...

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How to: Self-Resisted Neck Extension Stretch [Video]


How to: Self-Resisted Neck Extension Stretch for Neck / Upper Back Pain & Stiffness This tutorial video shows you how to do a self-resisted neck extension stretch right in your own home, at work or anywhere else for that matter. This exercise is great for opening up your upper body and strengthening your neck and upper back muscles, which in turn will help you correct your posture an...

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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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How to: Shoulder Dip Stretch for the Lower Trap [Video]


Step-by-Step: How to do Shoulder Dip Exercise (Lower Trap Stretch) While shoulder dip exercises target your triceps muscles, you cannot do this exercise without also activating your traps. Your trapezius muscle has lower, upper and middle heads, runs from the midpoint of your back up to your neck and is often a focus point of pain and discomfort for patients who visit our clinic for Chiropra...

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How to: Thoracic Rotation Stretch for Flexibility & Mobility [Video]


Step-by-Step: How to do Thoracic Rotation Spinal Stretches Your thoracic spinal region is in the upper part of your back around the same height as your chest area. This part of your spine is connected to your ribcage which protects your internal organs; it consists of 12 different vertebrae. Tight ligaments and muscles in your thoracic region can cause discomfort in your upper and lower back...

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How To: Cat-Cow Stretch for Spinal Flexibility & Pain Relief [Video]


Step-by-Step: How to do the Cat-Cow Stretch The Cat-Cow stretch, a move often used in Yoga, is a great exercise because it includes both a stretch and an extension. It’s a great stretch for people looking to increase their spinal flexibility and release tension in the back and abdomen. It has also been known to relieve pain! Dr. Keith at Revelation Health Centre is passionate about helpin...

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