Anybody else sitting more than usual lately?

If you are like most people, you have probably been affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. And while we are all doing our part to help 'flatten the curve' and minimize the potential impact it can have on our health and our society, there are some unfortunate downsides to the measures we have taken. I…

Warm Up Guide For Walkers And Runners

Tight muscles and stiff joints are two of the biggest causes of injury that people face when engaging in physical activity. This makes sense because if your muscles are too tight or don’t have enough blood flow to them yet, or if your joints are locked up from sitting all day, they will not be…

Tight thumb muscles? Here’s a couple of strategies I have found to help!

Thumb Muscle Tension

I find with all the computer work I do as well as using certain apps on my phone, my thumb muscles start to tighten up. πŸ’»πŸ“± Anybody else notice this? 😯 Here are 2 different strategies I have found to help loosen up these muscles. πŸ‘ Let me know how it goes! πŸ“£πŸ’¬ -John

Is your subscapularis muscle causing your shoulder pain?

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a pretty complex joint with a lot of muscles attaching to it. πŸ’ͺ So when it comes to figuring out why a shoulder may be sore or tight, it can get a little complicated. πŸ€” One muscle, called the subscapularis muscle, attaches underneath the shoulder blade on one end, and the inside…

Tight chest muscles? Here’s a way to assess and correct if necessary.

Chest Stretches

Tight chest muscles are pretty common, but often missed. πŸ‘Ž The pec muscles (in the front of the chest) get shortened from long hours on the computer or driving with shoulders rounded forwards. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸŽ Because they pull the shoulders forward, they can actually lead to pain in the upper back and shoulder muscles as they…

This muscle is quite literally a ‘pain in the neck’!

This muscle is quite literally a 'pain in the neck'!

This muscle is quite literally a 'pain in the neck'! πŸ’₯ A tight levator scapulae muscle is one of the most common causes of neck and upper back pain. It runs from the side of the neck down to the top of the shoulder blade and can not only cause pain, but also seriously limit…

Challenges with your hips from an ‘old injury’? Try resetting them!

Challenges with your hips from an 'old injury'? Try resetting them!

Tweaked your low back before? Feel like things just aren't quite right with your low back or hips? Maybe you need a reset! β˜‘οΈ Your pelvis is the foundation of your spine. Like your house, if your foundation is off, it can affect every level above it! 🏠 If your pelvis is shifted out of…

Low back stiffness, tension or tenderness? Check this out!

Almonte chiropractic care

Dealing with low back stiffness? Tension? Tenderness? Check this out! πŸ”Ž Low back stiffness usually leads to loss of mobility - and thats when injuries can start to surface. πŸ’₯ One way to address this is to tape 2 lacrosse balls together so that they look like a barbell. πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ While laying on this 'tool':…

Are you noticing tension or tenderness around your knees? Tight thighs/quadriceps? Try this trick!

Here is a trick for unrelenting low back tension!

Thigh/quadricep issues - especially around your knees? Typical stretches not cutting it? Here is a 'fun' trick! 😜πŸ€₯ Your quadricep muscles are big strong muscles responsible for flexing your hip and extending your knee (think stairs, kicking a ball etc.). βš½οΈβ›ΉοΈβ€β™€οΈβ›·πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ Because we tend to sit a lot, followed by 'weekend warrior' activities, these muscles…

Dealing with low back pain? Knee pain? Tight thighs/quadriceps? This could help!

Are you suffering from low back pain? What about knee pain? Tight thighs or quadriceps? This could help! Your quadricep muscles are in the front of your thigh and some parts run from the front of your hips down to your knees. πŸ‘ As a result, if they are too tight or knotted up, they…