Are you desk bound? Have low back pain? Having trouble with your shoulders? Please consider addressing your thoracic spine.
Why does thoracic spine mobility matter? Our rib cages are attached to the t-spine. Good mobility in our thoracic spines will help make breathing easier; it's important to maintain good t-spine mobility is to optimize healthy shoulder movement.
In this blog James Horn tells you how to do a quick test of your t-spine mobility and shows you two quick and easy exercises to help keep your thoracic spines healthy. Read More
Over the years, patients have asked me questions about nutrition. While I have some foundational knowledge regarding the topic, it is certainly not my forte. Whenever I feel that I cannot directly help someone, I want to be able to refer them to the proper expert.
This post features an interview with President of Nutrition In Motion PC, Cristina Rivera. She is a Registered Dietitian as well as a Board Certified Sports Nutritionist. Her clinical work at NYU Hospital of Joint Diseases, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as Bellevue Hospital has given her a diverse and skilled background in medical nutrition therapy. Read More
Why use a foam roller? The easy answer is that it will make you feel better. Grab one and give it a try the next time you're at the gym, and see for yourself how it can help reduce your post-workout soreness and leave you feeling more flexible. Read More
Training the movements of the scapulothoracic joint is an integral part of shoulder rehabilitation. What I find with most folks though is that they have a very difficult time learning how to isolate and control these movements.
This post includes a quick video in which I demonstrate how to use a common rehabilitative device, a foam roller, to help manually cue one of the important movements of the scapula, which is retraction. Read More