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Low back pain – Glute Bridge

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Over the last few week’s, we’ve highlighted a number of strategies to implement for low back pain. We’re continuing with that theme in this week’s Movement Monday video.

This week’s Movement Monday video takes a look at a dynamic stability exercise – The Glute Bridge.

Urbandale chiropractor outlines a glute bridge for low back pain.

Our patients experiencing low back pain typically display deficits in one of four areas:

  1. Hip mobility
  2. Abdominal stability (Core strength, abdominal facilitation, etc.)
  3. Thoracic spine mobility
  4. Dynamic neuromuscular control

The Glute Bridge is a great way to train both abdominal stability as well as some dynamic neuromuscular control.

Take a look at this week’s Movement Monday video where Jon and I walk you and talk you through the specifics of the Glute Bridge.

At Des Moines Spine+Sport we utilize cutting-edge chiropractic and physical medicine practices to allow our patients to get better faster. We strive to destroy pain and facilitate function as quickly as we can. We have no interest in making life long patients. Through the use of hands-on techniques we are able to destroy pain which allows our patients to live pain free.



4 Corrective Exercises Every Runner Should Do

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It’s that time of year when the weather is getting just right for a nice evening run. It also is the time of year for lots of scheduled races and running events. That typically means that we are seeing an increase in the number of athletes present to our clinic with running injuries.

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6 Tools for Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

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Virtually every runner has experienced or knows of someone that has experienced the dreaded plantar fasciitis.  Even if you’re not a runner, you likely know of the heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis as it is the #1 cause of heel pain.


Anatomy of the foot

Anatomy of the foot

The plantar fascia is a strong fibrous band of tissue on the bottom side of the foot.  The plantar fascia runs from the calcaneus (heel) and fans out to each of the metatarsal heads (base of each toe).  This fibrous tissue plays a role in establishing the longitudinal arch of one’s foot.  The arch of one’s foot allows us to absorb and transmit the forces more efficiently than a flat or pronated foot.  This force transmission is comparable to the action of a spring. Read More

Warning: Knee Pain Ahead!

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“My knee hurts!” This phrase is all too common, and if you’re a runner, chances are this is something you’ve struggled with.  To help you get a better idea of what’s going on in you knee, let’s take a closer look at one of the most common running injuries: Runner’s Knee.

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3 Reasons You Should Not Ice for Pain

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People often approach me with questions about a pain they are experiencing with a current injury. Without a doubt, the most common question those individuals pose is: “Should I being icing?” My answer tends to surprise most, but a vast majority of the time the answer is “No!”  Ice is wonderful for decreasing the amount of pain a person is experiencing, but beyond that there aren’t a ton of therapeutic or rehabilitation properties.  In other words, icing isn’t going to help you get better any faster.

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