Month: November 2013

Photo By Pearson Scott Foresman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons To answer this question, we need to define the term reciprocal inhibition: Reciprocal inhibition: Muscles on one side of a joint relax, in order to accommodate a contraction on the …

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Perhaps the concept of private yoga lessons is foreign to you.  You may wonder, “Why would I take a private yoga lesson in Oakland when there are a dozen yoga studios in every neighborhood that offer public classes?”  This article …

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Here are some of the most frequent questions we get here in our office.  There are many myths and misconceptions about what chiropractic is, and we hope this information will be helpful to you in learning what to expect at …

Before You Visit an Oakland Chiropractor, READ THIS FIRST Read More »

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Pelvic tilt is defined based on a reference point on the top of the ilium.  When someone tells you to “tilt your pelvis forward”, they mean to tip the top of your pelvis forward.  If you were to imagine your …

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Photo: Flikr by istolethetv If you’ve regularly attended group exercise classes or sports practices for years or even decades, you may have noticed a shift in the sequencing of the workouts.  Gone are the days of a one-minute “march-in-place” or …

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Photo: Wiki creative commons You may have heard of the piriformis muscle (and piriformis syndrome), but did you know that it’s only one of the six small muscles that perform essentially the same movement?  The six deep external rotator muscles …

What Are the Deep 6 Rotators and Why Are They a “Pain in Your Butt”? Read More »

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Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding 3.0 Unported Dorsiflexion: Movement of the ankle which brings the toes closer to the shin.  The tibialis anterior and the ankle extensor muscles (deep to the front of the leg) guide this motion.  Typical range is about …

Decreased Dorsiflexion: Why it Matters to Your Squat Read More »

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  Photo: careyjamesbalboa at wiki cc When the deep external rotators of the hip get overused and tight, internal rotation becomes limited.  The tactical frog exercise is one of the best exercises to help regain some mobility.  Click to view a …

How Can a Frog Help With Your Sciatica? Read More »

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Photo: Beth Ohara to Wikimedia Creative Commons Dead Butt Syndrome.  It has a great ring to it.  It calls to mind an image of someone who’s sitting on the couch watching TV for hours at a time.  The ironic thing …

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Do you suffer from painful hip, glute, or leg pain?  Have you had sciatica for months or years but never tried yoga?  These five poses will get at some of the common root causes of sciatica. 1.  Bridge pose.  Sciatica …

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Riverstone Chiropractic is conveniently located on Grand Avenue in Oakland CA. We serve patients from Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Richmond, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, Emeryville, San Leandro, Alameda, and surrounding cities in the bay area. Riverstone sports chiropractor Dr. Sandy Baird uses their background in athletics and massage therapy to provide their patients with effective and personalized sports medicine treatments, which include Active Release Techniques, chiropractic treatment, deep tissue massage, and rehabilitation exercises. Riverstone Chiropractic - 3409 Grand Ave #5 Oakland California 94610 - (510) 465-2342