Pregnancy & Postpartum,
Sciatica During Pregnancy
Are you expecting a bundle of joy and experiencing the notorious sciatica pain? Let’s delve into the world of sciatica during pregnancy and explore what causes it. Buckle up, because there’s a lot you can do to tackle this discomfort! What is Sciatica During Pregnancy? Sciatica during pregnancy is a sharp, shooting pain that radiates down the leg. It occurs...
Experiencing Back Pain from Lifting Weights? Common Weightlifting Mistakes & Tips for Proper Form
Are you working hard in the gym to improve your fitness, strength, and physique? You’ll want to avoid these five common weightlifting mistakes that often cause back pain to stay healthy and perform at your best. Steady Increases in Training Volume & Intensity By far, the most essential consideration in getting ahead of weightlifting back pain is not doing too...
Managing a Back Pain Flare-Up
It happened again, that sharp/stabbing pain in your low back when you bent forward to pick something up. You know what happens next… For the next few weeks, you’ll be managing this flare-up. You wouldn’t believe how common this is, in fact, back pain flare-ups happen to almost everyone at some point in life. Here’s the problem: many people aren’t...
Low Back Mobility Exercises
Dealing with pain or stiffness in your lumbar spine? At Onward Charlotte our physical therapy team specializes in treating low back pain. One important step in your rehab is determining if stiffness is contributing to your pain. For those with poor low back mobility these drills will help improve your motion and get you moving again! Low Back Mobility with...
Best Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises
Your upper back, or thoracic spine, mobility is incredibly important for athletic performance and rehabilitating from injuries to your low back, shoulders, and neck. When stiff, it can put extra stress on each of these areas so mobilizing these joints can be very important. Our Favorite Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises. Foam Roller Thoracic Spine Extensions Up first is foam roller...