Improving your gait to reduce injuries

In this video, Dr. Todd will discuss Gait analysis and gives you some practical tools and techniques that individuals can assess and improve it. Tips in the video are; 1) Look (Keep your eyes parallel to the horizon) 2) Listen (how hard are you hitting the ground?) 3) Use tape/sidewalk/boardwalk (to assess for crossover gait)…

How to Avoid Back Spasms with movement

Back spasms are a common occurrence, the literature estimates 9 out of 10 people will experience it in their life, and 30-40% of our population is experiencing it at this moment. There is a lot of sitting down in our lifestyle, as well as hip flexor heavy activities (lifting weights, cycling, rowing, driving, club and…

Activating your Hip Flexors to prevent Low Back Pain

In this video, Dr. Todd discusses several tips on how to activate your hip flexors. More commonly than not, we hardly use our hip flexors. This is due to our lifestyle. We sit, we drive, we sleep in certain positions that leave these muscles unused. This leads to common back pain and compensation of other…

Nerve Flossing-The Clock

Dr. Todd explains what entrapment sites are and how to help release/mobilize the regions of your neck, shoulder, and arms. He describes two different methods called nerve flossing and nerve glides. In nerve flossing, he uses a method called the clock where the client points her hand in different directions that release different muscles and…

The Crossfire Movement

This movement pattern is based on a early developmental pattern. In today’s world, many activities, professions, sports and training pull our body into flexion/seated/rolled forward position. This movement pattern addresses multiple planes, fascial systems, and activates the antagonist (opposite muscle groups) of many overused muscle and joint positions. I recommend doing this as a warm…

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique

Consult with your doctor before practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation if you have a history of muscle spasms, back problems, or other serious injuries that may be aggravated by tensing muscles. Most progressive muscle relaxation practitioners start at the feet and work their way up to the face. For a suggested sequence of muscle groups to…

7 Dangers of Wearing of Flip Flops

As a Sports Chiropractor in San Diego in the summertime, I find myself repeatedly doling out the same unheeded disclaimer to my clients, friends, and family. It?s not a fun message, it?s not a welcomed form of advice, and it kinda sucks to have to break the news. It?s like being a professional ?Santa Clause…

Chi Running to Stay Injury Free

If you were going to commit 4 hours a week golfing, or any other hobby for that matter, chances are you would probably take a lesson or two before investing your time, money and energy. Running should be no different. Chi Running is great for people looking to learn a system of running form. Chi…