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How To Pick Up Your Kid Without Blowing Out Your Back

How To Pick Up Your Kid Without Blowing Out Your Back

Mamas and Papas! Lend me Your Ears! And Low Backs! It has come to my attention (in the form of panicking new patients) that our kids are causing our emergency medical bills. Swimming classes? Sure. Organic fruit squeeze packs? Why not. But low back spasms and emergency doctor visits are certainly not what most families budget for in time or money. How do our growing munchkins cause low back spasms? Bending over to pick them up. Repeatedly. As they put more weight on every day. And wiggle and squirm. And hide behind hard-to-reach places. Moms and Dads & Grandparents, did you know that there IS a right way and a wrong way to pick up your child?...

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20 Seconds of Yoga to Enjoy The Rest of Your Day

If you’ve ever been to a chiropractor, it may be no surprise that you were given exercise recommendations, nutrition advice, or benefited from other complementary therapies.  The main goal of chiropractic care is spinal health and alignment, which is done through spinal adjustments and various soft tissue techniques. As a holistic approach to healing, chiropractic care focuses on the body as a whole working to ensure optimal wellness for patients. Among many additional treatments and therapies that may be recommended by a chiropractor, yoga is one of our favorites at Miami Sports Chiropractic & Yoga Center in Aventura.   What is yoga? Yoga is an ancient method...

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Why Your Back Hurts All Day, Every day (and what you can do about it!)

Why Your Back Hurts All Day, Every day (and what you can do about it!)

Picking a tissue up off of the floor ‘the wrong way’ didn’t cause your low back to blow out. Nor did that weird posture in yoga. Or lifting heavy weights in Crossfit. I know that you stretch your low back and hamstrings everyday. And do your core work. And tried Pilates and liked it too! So why does your lower back still hurt all day, every day? CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO – 1 EXERCISE TO AVOID INJURING YOUR BACK Your low back is constantly in pain because you’re giving it a job it can’t handle.  That it isn’t designed to handle!  Your low back, located at the mid section of your entire upper and lower body is meant to connect the two....

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Rotator Cuff Exercises for The Office

Rotator Cuff Exercises for The Office

Doing my rotator cuff exercises like the cat from Chinese food restaurants.   Today I had a 1-1 technical boxing session.  I stopped boxing on a very consistent basis about three years ago when the light bulb went off with left should pain and I thought, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t hit things everyday for fitness if I make my living with my arms.’    I’ve done it all somewhat extensively:  American-style boxing, Muay Thai, kick boxing.  Everything a Jewish girl needs to know.  Strictly for fun and fitness of course. 10 years ago I developed mild left rotator cuff impingement from surfing 24-7 (think: overhead paddling) and not cross training enough to...

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Which Pillow Should You Buy? 5 Tips For More Supportive Sleep

Which Pillow Should You Buy?  5 Tips For More Supportive Sleep

‘Hi Dr. Doman, I’m looking for an orthopedic pillow or something. I’m sleeping terribly and find that my normal pillows are so uncomfortable.   I can’t find a good position to sleep.  Any pointers? I have no idea where to start.   Thanks!’  – Michael R If you are someone who thinks that their pillow is the cause of their neck pain and poor sleep and would like to learn how to choose the right one, this blog post is for you! Hi Ray!  Sorry to hear about your pillow issues.  Very common! So here is the secret that the pillow companies aren’t telling you: While a comfortable and supportive pillow IS important, your posture and the...

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Yoga for Low Back Pain – Herniated Discs

Yoga for Low Back Pain – Herniated Discs

Hi friends in yoga!  This is one, big, Universal job posting from the medical community.  We need your help!  A very exciting article was published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Created by American College of Physicians, the new low back pain treatment recommendations for medical doctors affects the future, health, and safety of  millions of people.  Did you know that one out of every four Americans suffer from low back pain?  We’re talking an $80 billion industry (yes that billion with a B!)  That’s a lot of people, pain and unnecessary medical procedures. We’ve known for a very long time that different asana sequences combined with meditation are not...

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