Joan Rigg PT OCS


Bridging

The bridging exercise works the muscles around your lower body and hips. Do not continue with this exercise if it causes pain. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Your knees should be bent about 90 degrees. Find your neutral spine position. You will hold it during the exercise. Neutral…

Stretches to ease shoulder aches and fatigue

The following exercises should cause you to feel a gentle stretch, but no pain. Shoulder stretch Stand in a doorway and place one arm against the door frame, as shown in the picture. Your elbow should be a little higher than your shoulder. Relax your shoulders as you lean forward, allowing your chest and shoulder…

Press-up back extensions

Lie on your stomach, with your face down. Keep your elbows tucked into your sides under your shoulders. Press your elbows down into the floor to raise your upper back. As you do this, relax your stomach muscles and allow your back to arch without using your back muscles. Let your low back relax completely as you arch…

Osteopathic Medicine

What is osteopathic medicine? Osteopathic medicine emphasizes overall health and the relation among the body’s nerves, muscles, bones, and organs. Osteopathic physicians (also called doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DOs) base diagnosis and treatment on the idea that the body’s systems are interconnected. Instead of…

Using a Cane

Learn how to use your cane correctly so you can stay stable and safe.