Exercise

Winter Workout – Making the Best of the Weather

Over the last month I can't tell you the number of times that I have heard the phrase "I'm done with it!"  The "it" being winter. It is hard to have a good attitude about the 11th coldest winter in history and the highest snowfall (according to WISH TV) , but there is nothing we [...]

Snow Shoveling 101

If you are lucky enough to have a snow blower or a cooperative teenage boy in your home, this post is not for you.  If you are like the rest of the Indianapolis residents who experienced the largest snowfall in over a decade and all you have is a plastic snow shovel...this post is for [...]

Plantar Fasciitis, A Pain in My…Foot

What if you couldn't take a normal first step when you get out of bed in the morning? Instead, you have to resort to the "Stingray shuffle" until the agonizing pain in the bottom of your foot subsides. Better yet, imagine if you are currently having the athletic-performance of a lifetime, until you were unable to [...]

Core on the Ball – Part 3

In this video we look at the third video in our three part series on core exercises for the ball.  This is the bridge and we show you progressions from easy to difficult. https://youtu.be/FbisbeouWso  

Exercise Ball Part 2 – Plank

In this video we show you how to use the exercise ball to train your core and strengthen your lower back.  This is a great exercise for preventing lower back pain and disc herniations that can lead to sciatic pain. https://youtu.be/xJkjj1Wdqac

Exercise Ball – Core Part 1

In the intro to this video I discuss some of the frequently asked questions about using the exercise ball and at home.  The second part of the video I demonstrate how to do the "stir-the-pot" exercise. https://youtu.be/xY_47FaKXKU  

Have we become too extreme?

Workouts have become so much more intense in recent years and not only for the ultra-fit.  In the past you could consider yourself a runner if you threw on your shoes a few times a week and slogged around the block, now you need at least a couple mini marathons under your belt for this [...]

Bike to Work Week – May 14th – 18th

With spring upon us and summer quickly approaching, it’s time to dust off your bike and get ready for some good rides. What better time to get on the bike than during National Bike to Work Week! To keep you out of pain, we wanted to bring light some key points you can check to [...]

86 Year Old Gymnast – Truly Amazing

I can tell you that I've heard this phrase "I'm moving like an old woman" uttered on my adjusting tables more than once, but this 86 year old German gymnast challenges the idea that we have to move slower as we age. I have thought of health in many different ways throughout my life. Now [...]

Why You Should Never Do Crunches!

In this video, Stuart McGill, researcher from the University of Waterloo and one of the foremost experts on back pain discusses how doing crunches can damage the back and lead to back injuries. He also gives alternatives to the typical crunch. Personally I have seen a number of people who have hurt themselves while doing [...]