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Your couch – An unexpected source of lower back pain?

January 28, 2013

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I mentioned in my list of injuries how I’ve hurt my lower back quite a few times. For the most part it doesn’t bother me, as long I take care of it. Like most people, I need to look out for things like twisting too much or leaning over improperly. If I avoid these things I’m […]

Thoughts on hamstring curls

May 21, 2012

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Because I recently had ACL surgery and used a hamstring as my graft, strengthening the hamstrings is something that has been on my mind lately. Just a quick primer: The hamstrings perform two main movements, hip extension and knee flexion. Hip extension involves bringing the leg backwards, like while walking. Knee flexion consists of bringing […]

Example of impaired movement causing lower back pain

January 19, 2012

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I’ve written about how impaired movement can cause shoulder pain here and here. Time for an example of poor movement causing lower back pain. When Michelle started with me she had been out of work for a year due to her debilitating lower back pain. She could barely stand. In just about every case of […]