5 Shoulder Exercises For An Unstable Shoulder Blade

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Unstable Shoulder Blade Exercises | Dr Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Do you have an unstable shoulder blade? A Four-week motor control training programme to reduce pain and improve function often helps. Strong shoulder blades are the foundation for shoulder stability. If your shoulders blades are feeling loose and unstable your lower trapezius, middle trapezius and serratus anterior muscles need to be stronger, stable and fire at the correct timing. Fix your unstable shoulder blade by: Strengthening the lower trapezius, middle trapezius and serratus anterior muscles Stretching out the shoulder blade muscles including the pectoralis minor and levator scapula and upper trapezius muscle. Although all these muscles sounds complex you’ll see[...]
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How To Exercise When Recovering From An Injury

By Omiete Charles-Davies+

How To Exercise When Recovering From An Injury Getting an injury can offset your normal daily activities especially when it comes to exercising. Having a knee injury, for example, will affect your walking and any form of leg exercises that you used to do before the injury happened. One of the goals expected while recovering from an injury is to go back to how you were before the injury. If you could do 100 squats before a knee injury, you will like to go back to that after the injury is completely healed. There are some precautions to note, however, before you start to exercise while recovering from[...]
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5 Myths of Core Stability

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

5 Myths Of Core Stability | Best Toronto Chiropractor Dr Ken Nakamura Core stability exercises have been proven by research to prevent and rehabilitate many types of pain. [1] The problem is many chiropractors and physiotherapists have made assumptions about lumbar stabilization exercises, abdominal recruitment exercises and motor control exercises. #1 Core Stability Myth Core Stability muscle damage/changes doesn’t affect low back stability or pain. Core muscles are needed for spinal stability. Research, on the other hand, shows that despite damage and changes to the core muscles like in pregnancy and surgery, these damages/changes don’t affect low back stability or pain. [1] The huge amount of research available has not been able[...]
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Best Exercises For Your Supraspinatus

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Rotator cuff muscles | Dr Ken Nakamura Best Toronto Chiropractor Did your physiotherapist diagnose you with a supraspinatus muscle strain? Want to know the best way to strengthen your supraspinatus muscle? The supraspinatus is one of the four rotator cuff muscles.[1] The supraspinatus’ job is to stabilize the glenohumeral joint. When the supraspinatus isn’t working properly you become prone to impingement of the shoulder. If you have rotator cuff pain click 7 most important exercises for rotator cuff pain Research from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed that the supraspinatus was activated selectively with less activation of other muscles when the shoulder is in external rotation.[2] All the[...]
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Simple Ways to Alleviate Back Pain as You Get Older

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Alleviate Back Pain | Dr Ken Nakamura Best Toronto Chiropractor Your body goes through changes as you get older. Unfortunately, sometimes those changes can result in discomfort. That’s why it’s not uncommon to develop back pain later in life.   The spine consists of vertebrae stacked atop each other. Discs between the vertebrae essentially work as shock absorbers. However, these discs deteriorate over time. This reduces shock absorption and causes the vertebrae to rub against each other more often during movement.   That doesn’t mean you simply have to accept that chronic back pain is going to be a natural side effect of aging. There are plenty of steps you[...]
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Spondylolysis Exercises To Stablize Your Lower Back

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Spondylolysis Dr Ken Nakamura Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Spondylolysis is a fracture of the lower back. Yet it doesn’t have to hurt. The key is doing the right spondylolysis exercises so you can get better. My experience has been that you can turn a spondylolysis that has progressed to a grade III spondylolisthesis and relieve a person’s pain with the right combination of treatments, exercises and attention to posture. So What is spondylolysis?   Spondylolysis is a break or fracture of part of your vertebrae. This thin and weaker area of the spine is called the pars area of your vertebrae. Female gymnasts, cricket bowlers and young male[...]
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The 7 Most Important Exercises For Rotator Cuff Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

7 Most Important Exercises For Rotator Cuff Pain Do you have rotator cuff pain or shoulder pain?   Which exercises do I need for rotator cuff pain?   Do I need surgery for a rotator cuff pain?   The good news is most of you can avoid surgery by doing the exercises below.  These exercises will help most people that have rounded cuff pain. If you continue to have rotator cuff pain consult your chiropractor for more specific exercises.   The first three exercises will start helping you with your rounded shoulders. For the full article click Fixing Your Rounded Shoulders in 7 Easy Steps   Exercise #[...]
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Exercises To Get Rid Of Orthotics.

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Walk Barefoot While Consciously Maintaining Your Tripod Foot | Dr Ken Nakamura Chiropractor Exercises can be your key to get rid of orthotics from your shoes?   You may be saying, well I depend on my orthotics so I can’t do without them. You may be surprised to find that most people have the ability, given the time and effort to do the exercises below, to get rid of orthotic dependency.   Your health practitioner told you to get orthotics. I say that while each case is individual I would say from experience that it is possible for many of my patients to improve their standing and walking so they can get rid of orthotics[...]
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Choosing A Back To School Backpack

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

School Backpack | Best Toronto Chiropractor As heard on 680 News this is the followup article to the interview that was done with Dr Ken Nakamura on August 13th.   Choosing a school backpack depends on 4 criteria. Use: What you will be using the school backpack for. Features: What features are important when looking for a school backpack. Fit: Buy the right size school backpack for your child or teen. The capacity of the backpack: Depends on the use of the school backpack. #1 Use of Your School Backpack What are you going to be using your backpack for? If you are simply taking a[...]
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5 Safe Ab Exercises For Lower Back Pain

By Dr Ken Nakamura+

Swiss Ball Crunches | Best Toronto Chiropractor Have you been wondering what are some safe ab exercises for your lower back?   Here are five safe ab exercises for when you have lower back pain. These exercises can be used to help prevent lower back pain.  #1 Stomach Vacuum Exercises: Safe Ab Exercises For Low Back Pain You can do this exercise standing or sitting. Slowly inhale as much air as possible. Exhale and bring your stomach in as much as possible. Visualize your navel going towards your lower back. One contraction is 20 seconds. Remember you can still breath while doing this. Work your way up[...]
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