It was only after I finished my physical therapy degree that I started to do this…more »
Watch as Peter demonstrates how to exercise even if you have back pain using resistance bands, good posture, and core & extremity muscles. Always check with your health professional before starting a health program, and make sure your health care professional engages in a healthy lifestyle.more »
I recently treated a 16 year old with physical therapy for her shoulder pain.more »
Do have pain in your neck or back that’s worse after sitting? Watch this segment to learn strategies to feel better and eliminate & prevent pain while sitting, on 5 Minutes to Fitness+ TV.more »
Watch as Peter shows common knee pain symptoms and how to exercise if you have knee pain, on 5 Minutes to Fitness+ TV. Always consult your health professional first.more »
Watch as Peter shares some of the common causes of shoulder pain, including how to sleep, on 5 Minutes to Fitness+ TV. Always consult your health professional first.more »
We call the pose above a lion stretch in the physical therapy world. You may also know variations as child’s pose or prayer position. This is one of the safest ways to stretch your low back without straining it. Here’s what you need to know: Start on your knees and lean forward, reaching straight out [...]more »
I saw a new client recently who is 24 yrs old with chronic low back and toe pain. Guess where the source of his pain is. His feet. He has pronated (flat) feet and has pain standing and walking for prolonged periods. If he doesn’t address the cause of his pain now he will develop more serious back, hip, knee and ankle pain and disability as he ages.
If you’re a Fit Friends’ Revolution member listen to my upcoming Health Coaching show on Wednesday May 18, 1:30 pm here where I discuss foot and back pain and what to do about it. You get this valuable health coaching experience as part of your FRR membership so please take advantage and get out of pain.
If you do have foot or back pain send me an email with your questions and I’ll answer them during the show. Want to call in live? Send me an email here >
You can also leave a comment below about your pain and I’ll answer it on the show.
I recently saw a client who hurt his back during a personal training workshop. He came into my office with severe back pain and radiating numbness down to his left foot and some groin discomfort, a serious condition. With the use of the stretch pictured above, a prone press-up, also know as a cobra stretch, and good posture, he left the clinic symptom free in 20 minutes. We still sent him to his Dr. as a precaution, and you should see one as well if you have similar symptoms.
FFR members- Watch the video and download how to do the prone press up stretch here > Not a FFR member? Join here and get rid of your back pain.
I saw 2 new clients recently who have weak abdominal and back muscles and that’s one of the reasons for their chronic back pain. I told them when they do the 5 Minutes to Fitness+ workout on my DVD they will strengthen those muscles and decrease their pain. They will have a stronger core when they remember to do what Jane’s doing above throughout the workout:
- Keep your stomach tight throughout the entire workout
- Remember to breath and don’t hold your breath
- Always keep your knees slightly bent, never lock them out
- When you’re doing the diagonals make sure to reach with your whole body by leaning
Doing these things will guarantee you strengthen your core in a safe and functional way without doing any pain provoking abdominal crunches and sit ups. A stronger core equals less pain. Less pain mean a better quality of life.