Don't Move Like a Robot

Some of us believe the best way to protect the spine is to move like a robot. We walk around like a robot (holding in our abs). We lift...

Tai Chi for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Tai Chi for Spinal Stenosis? Yes, absolutely! If you have trouble standing, I recommend Tai Chi in a tall-sitting position, such as...

Strength Isn't Everything!

Pliability, circulation, and joint lubrication are as important as the ability to generate force with our muscles. Even the way we...

Row, row, row thyself

Occasionally, clients with lumbar spinal stenosis ask me about rowing machines. Are they good? Are they bad? What muscles do they work?...

What is Strategic Exercise?

Strategic exercise is smart exercise--exercise designed to provide the best chance for success. All you need to do is keep to a few basic...

What is Spinal Stenosis?

The word stenosis is defined as an abnormal narrowing of any opening in the body. You can have aortic valve stenosis (narrowing at the...