In an effort to help with our patients' ability to follow through with at-home care, we are continuing to build our video library. Dr. Bert's YouTube channel consists of a variety of videos highlighting some of the stretches and strengthening exercises we use in the office. A few of our videos are posted below, but you can find all of our informational videos on Dr. Bert's YouTube Channel.
Low Back Stretch - Cat-Camel
Lower Back Stretch - Gentleman's Stretch
Neck Stretch - Scalene Stretch
Neck Stretch - Cervical Extensions With Pillowcase
Thoracic Extension With Hook Lying Rotation
There are few stretches that are so effective in stretching the spine in the thoracic area. This is a beautiful stretch to help increase rotation and extension throughout the thoracic spine. For anyone stiff and lacking proper mechanics in the spine, this exercise will help tremendously. A note of warning should be made for those how have osteoporosis or possible poor osseous integrity. For those patients this should not be tried but under therapist direct supervision.
Snow Angels On Foam Roll
Snow angels are usually prescribed because of tight muscles in the front of the spine and chest, shoulders that are rounded and forward, as well as for thoracic spines that have problems getting into extension. This is one of my favorite exercises that is often overlooked and underappreciated.