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Tibial Rotation Seated

September 9, 2021 Exercises 0

Level: Beginner Areas: Knees, Ankles Muscles: Quadriceps, Gracilis, Hamstrings Starting Position: Sit in a chair with your knees bent. (Can put tennis ball under arch of foot or just pivot from the heel) Movement: Twist your lower leg left and

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Knee Extension Seated

September 2, 2021 Exercises 0

Level: Beginner Areas: Knees, Thighs Muscles: Quadriceps Starting Position: Seated with involved leg bent to 90° Movement: Straighten leg at the knee then return to the starting position. Tips: Squeeze the thigh muscles (quadriceps) when you get to the top.

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Gait Sideways

August 24, 2021 Exercises 0

Level: Beginner Areas: Low Back, Hips, Thighs, Knees, Legs Muscles: Glutes, Tensor Fasciae Lata,  Starting Position:  Standing Movement: Walk sideways 2-3 steps to one side, then back to the other side. Move slowly and intentionally. Walk back and forth for

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TMJ Muscle Series: medial pterygoid

August 20, 2021 TMJ 0

The medial pterygoid muscle is one of the muscles of mastication.  When the medial pterygoid muscles work together (bilateral contraction) they help close your mouth and help your lower jaw jut forward.  If just one of the medial pterygoid muscles

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August 17, 2021 Exercises 0

Level: Beginner Areas: Knees, Hips, Thighs, Legs, Ankles Muscles: Quadriceps, Gastrocnemius, Hamstrings, Psoas Starting Position: Stand on both legs, feet shoulder width apart. Use a wall to maintain balance if needed. Movement: Bend knees to a 45° angle. Then return

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July 29, 2021 Chiropractor, Low Back Pain 0

Sacroiliitis is simply the inflammation of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint).  As far as diagnoses goes, it isn’t a very helpful one.  What I mean by this is that sacroiliitis can be caused by a multitude of pathologies and thus

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Pec Stretch

June 8, 2021 Chiropractor, Muscles 0

General Information: We have two pectoralis muscles, pectoralis major and pectoralis minor.  These two muscles together are commonly referred to as your “pecs”.  Pectoralis major is a big muscle in your chest that often gets a lot of attention at

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TMJ muscle series: Masseter

June 3, 2021 TMJ 0

The masseter muscle is the most famous of the muscles of mastication.  Its primary job is to elevate and protrude (stick out) the mandible.  However, it is such a big muscle that some of its fibers protrude the jaw while

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