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Hello Dr. Steve,
verry interesting Perspective and solution-charakter in your way to treat. I´m really looking forwards to apply those new/ancient methods to my clients in Kologne, Germany.
As a Personal Posture Trainer and Neuropathics Contender, I now found a Way that gives a Sh** on comercial industry effords.
You do a verry good Job!
Thanks a lot.
Pascal Fischer, Kologne, Germany
I’m also confirming my request for reverse CPS now
Hi Olav, you were officially confirmed when you clicked the link in the email! Just look in your inbox now!
Dr. Steve, all I can say is thank you. I have suffered with this for over 25 years; first through really bad posture (I was a fat tall kid) as a teen and then having greater pain through my dual careers, a digital illustrator and a regularly gigging bass player. There are nights when I have a bass strapped on my shoulder that the pain is so great that I don’t even know how I can finish. I recently had a massage therapist mention C.P.S. and a search brought me here.
At least you have a map to follow now, Alvaro. It’s a process so be patient.
Thank you. 🙂
You’re welcome! It’s my pleasure.
Very interesting…. thank you for sharing.
I liked the content and also the way it was said.
I live in Tenerife (Canary Island, Spain).
I work as a body therapist (working with Shiatsu, massages and fasciatherapy) and a teacher of
Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Pilates and martial art.
Tomorrow we have an event organized by the “Ayuntamiento” (locals officials) called
“IV Feria del Comercio y del Deporte” in a place called “el Médano” (Tenerife – Granadilla ) with many different presentations of sports.
There, I’ll give a presentation of all the mentioned above.
I sure will include the basic exercise that you explained. …I don’t know if I’ll be able to explain it as well as you do; but I know that this is not important. As long as we’re in “the Vortex”.
Wow that’s great! Be sure to let me know how the presentation went!
Hi, I had my complete disc removed for L5-S1 (herniated and pressed on my right leg nerve, I couldn’t step on my foot, godawful sciatica). Suffered with pain (i had taken a serious fall) for close to 6 months, then it became impossible (I also carry heavy bags as part of my job – on one shoulder, briefcase), not good.
Anyway, the surgery to remove the disc and decompression there and where else there was stenosis there, fixed the sciatica but left me right foot largely numb, extremely painful to walk on. Now both feet are bad and I have that plantar thing – cramped, etc. Am told I need spinal fusion, don’t want. Have gained 45 lbs (I was a skinny thing), stopped going to the gym, on meds. I want this to change without surgery. Am back at the gym and eating better, trying not to lift those bags, and so on – will your instruction help me with this? My hips were xrayed 2 yrs ago when I first complained of pain in them (lying in bed), hard for me to sit down and up as you describe. Hips hurt in bed when I lay on my sides (on the hoip bones). Can you help me? what else can I be doing to help myself?
Glad I found you, I plan on doing your exercises daily, making them a routine. Yoga (which i did when younger) I found I couldnt do now (gentler class at my gym which was still distasteful, too much). Thanks,
I can’t make any promises. But by doing the fundamental exercises you will be off to a good start. Be sure to watch out for the coaching course to open up again soon for more individual help.
I am a walker, over the last few years i have developed lower back pain which I now think is piriformis syndrome. It does not affect my training or races, but i do have a tight right hamstring most of the time. I train 4-6 times a week 9-13ks at a time. Sometimes after training or races i get really tight in my lower back area, and it feels almost like my leg is going to collapse. I have been stretching although because it did not really seem to help, I have got a bit slack with stretching. I have always had tight calves, thats why i walk and not run as I got bad cramps when I ran. I do noit really cramp when walking- I have walked 6 Ultras including 2 comrades and 8 marathons.
I do have narrow disks in L4/L5 and am 1.88m tall. How can i get my lower back lees tense?
It starts with re-awakening your deep intrinsic core stability muscles so your outer “global” muscles can relax. The fundamental exercise series will help you get started with that. The full home training course and coaching will also be available soon.
Confirming request. Thank you.
Firstly, thanks for your informative website/videos. Much appreciated.
I’ve been suffering from a sciatica nerve pain for about a year now. I’ve tried many different things including massage, acupuncture, stretches, resting, not resting etc. and nothing seems to take away this pain I get in my left buttock (and sometimes a bit further down) when in certain positions (mostly when tilting the head or bending slightly/crouching or getting up from lying down). Its not really very painful, although sometime it can be. Especially worse in the mornings and gets better after doing some gentle exercises/stretches. After sitting it is often worse. Strangely, if i do physical work it can make it go away. Worst is driving a car for 2 hours+.
Anyway, I’m not sure if it is piriformis muscle inflammation or a disc problem. I do remember it started after a back pain (felt like stiff muscle) in the lower back after running/exercising. Once the back ache cleared the sciatica started.
Haven’t had x-rays or any examination other than non-invasive inspection from a masseuse and Chinese doctor. Both claim it is a disc problem, but neither can solve it.
The stretch example on you tube that you give feels good. Will try it. I like the idea of keeping the back straight. Seems to help. Wondered if yuo had any more advice?
Get a good evaluation from a chiropractor or P.T. trained in Mckenzie evaluation and treatment. Prolonged sitting issues usually points toward disc problems. Check out this post for a sciatica summary.
Hello, just confirming my request, thank-you.
Hello, very very pleased I found you!
Any suggestions for neck pain? And Jaw stiffnes ? I am preety sure the two are related.
Absolutely, Giorgio! It starts with correcting forward head posture and getting movement into the upper / mid back.
The foam angel in the fundamentals series should make an impact.
Consider the coaching course when it re-opens as well for more individualized help!
Hello, I found you through a search to find some relief for what I think is Piriformis Syndrome. I have pain in the upper part of my hip, about a hand’s width above my buttocks. When leaning over, I can feel a pull in my back/hip. After doing your stretch. I did feel some better, but considering I suffer from several other spinal issues, I know it will take time. I do have a question though. About a year ago during a routine MRI, it was discovered that I have a Syrinx, (fluid filled cyst) from the T7 to T10 area on my spine. From what I’ve read, complications can arise, but my doctor dismisses any concern I have. Is this a normal thing and I’m overreacting?
I just signed up for and was confirmed for your “Reverse CPS Now” course. Merry Christmas to me!!!
I’m so excited to be a part of this program, not only for myself, but to also be able to better help clients in my massage practice!! I’m hoping to be able to show people that it’s more about what we do (or don’t do) to our bodies that causes pain, rather than having parts give out just because we get older !
Thank you, Dr. Steve, for offering this wonderful opportunity!!
Alyce Peet, CMT
Great to have on board, Alyce. I’m looking forward to guiding you on your journey!
I discovered you on a You Tube about walking on ice, and I’m delighted to see how you’re bringing state of the art knowledge about human health and movement to bear on everyday life! As a physical therapist, I’m going to enjoy the inspiration of your lively and integrated ways of teaching movement and health skills in ways I can use with my own patients… Keep up the fine work, and I’ll stay tuned in (and tuned up).
I need to work on my health and since I love all your videos I will give it a try. I think my posture is already pretty good, but I can’t wait to see how I will score in the tests.
I’ll keep you informed 🙂
Thanks for all the great advises and videos.
Great stuff, doc. I have a very similar practice philosophy in my practice here in Knoxville, TN and glad to see there are others out there providing GOOD information on how we can all get healthier. Originally found you on youtube as I looked for a piriformis stretch to send to a patient that was both safe and the proper form…yours was the only one I found! Hope to meet you some day.
Dr. John Dandelski, DC
Glad it helped doc! I will be starting seminars on the road and am starting to look for host practitioners in different areas. Email me if you are interested at [email protected]
Thanks for bringing crossed posture syndrome to my attention. I was wondering why I was having trouble standing straight and keeping myself there. I'll get this corrected and Keep it corrected.
Glad you found it useful, Jordan!
Confirming request. Looking forward to more informed posture and movement. Thank you.
I wonder why it is so much easier to listen to you ~than my Mom~ about correcting my posture?
I sure wish I would have listened to her years ago! Thanks for getting me back on track!
I have been pinching nerves in my upper and lower back every month or so and it takes forever to repair because of the pain! I have double hip replacements and worry about my shoulders.. but your video convinced me its just an impingement. Shoulder blades in my back pocket should be engraved in stone! (maybe when my arms are feeling better =) Thanks again.
Glad it helped, Linda. Your posture is a reflection of all the mental, physical, and nutritional/chemical stress on your body. Keep the intention of pushing away from your support points and that will help immensely.
I woke up yesterday with this excruciating pain starting at my hip and going down the right side of my right leg. I have never had this before and it is so debilitating. I can't sit or sleep well. I walk a lot and do a lot of physical exercise. I am also 72 years old. I shall try your exercises and see if they will aleve this pain. Thanks for your video on you tube and while I cannot even get one leg across my lap, I shall try and do the other exercises. Maybe I need to stretch more after walking.
Just discovered your video while researching how to fix my forward head posture and all that.But I dont have a facebook! how can I access the content that one would get by "liking" the fb page?
Sam, I included it on this post regardless of facebook.
Just watched your video "The best shoulder pain exercise" and it is wonderful. It already reduced my shoulder pain.Please count me as one of your fans!!!
Good to hear, Conrad!
Helloi found your website which is great and hopefully can help. I had sciatica approx 3 years ago which "resolved" itself (really means I left hospital in hindsight I guess). Ever since then I have been plagued by primarily a sore knee but also bit of numbness on gog toe and foot and "issues" with right leg. Eventually had a MRI scan after seeing various including physiotherapist, chiro, acupuncture and osteopath. Yipee I had a torn miniscus – 8 weeks after operation the same pain is back… I believe it has something to do with hips, leg length difference etc etc. So ight knee is still sore pretty well constantly – can release quads , stretch etc and this gives some relief but nothing sustantainable. Any suggestions 🙂
Hi Dr Steve, What are your thoughts regarding inversion tables? Good or bad? Your videos are great!
hey doctor. i'm so grateful for having stumbled (with bad posture) upon you. i loved the fact that you had a john prine tune playing in one of your videos. your presentation and manner are so wonderful. i'm soaking up everything i can.
Welcome to the site, Jamie! Glad you like the JP.
I am in Houston and have had upper back pain for 9 years. My posture is poor. What kind of doctor do i need to search for that will actually help me? I was praying you were in Houston 🙁
Sue, my online training course at http://www.corewellnessinstitute.com is designed to help you erase poor posture programs and rewire good posture patterns. The enrollment info is at http://www.reversecpsnow.com
Finding the right chiro who works on rehab exercises would be ideal. You might check out Timothy Lee DC. I did a search for you here http://www.rehab2performance.com/find-a-provider/
Grettings Doc! I have been a personal trainer now for six years and our minds are on the same frequency. Around the same time as I obtained my NSCA certification, I was in an automobile accident that left me with a herniated T-3 and a metal plate connecting the synovial joints of my pelvis together, amoung other injuries. This led me down a path of teaching my body and core to work properly again and like you say, 'train movement patterns and the brain'. I have taken my clients down this same path and am achieving great results. I look forward to the information and knowledge you share and hope to someday take the course when money is more available. Thank you!
That’s great, Zach! Stay tuned to your email for info coming out soon about the course re-opening. Keep it up!
Sir, i am suffering with the symptoms like back pain, tingling ( pins n needles) tht going to my thigh to ankle.. Last year in july i got injured by holding too much weight in one hand , had Mri they diagonse herniated disc.. First i did not have ny pain in my left side which shows the disc rupture but the right side of my hip had muscle cramps and strong pains.. For Which doctor gave steroids .. The pain in now not much but suddenly having pain in my left side now which going til my feet … Seeking help from you .. What excercise might help me..Thanks will look forward to ur reply.and they diagnosed disc rupture of my L5s1 disc.
Look for a PT or chiro who knows about Mckenzie method for a better diagnosis of the cause. Also put the word “disc” in the search box on this site and there will be more info for you there.
I have sciatica, can you help, please
First…You should get a good functional diagnosis from a chiro or pt who is familiar with Mckenzie method.
The (second) video on this page will help. Follow the prompts that come up to help guide you. http://www.gettoyourcore.com/piriformis-stretch-for-back-hip-pain/
Steve..Is this the same approach an individual with a herniated disc should take to address core strengthening? Like many I’ve been diagnosed with L5-S1 issues and I’m in the process on rebuilding muscle balance. Let me know. Thanks
Everything is designed to be safe if followed exactly. Avoid flexing your lumbar spine, especially if you are lifting or otherwise placing load on it. If anything makes pain worse you discontinue immediately.
check out this post http://www.gettoyourcore.com/side-glide/ and also search “disc” in the search box for more information.
Dear Dr. Steve,
I am thrilled that I have found your information on you tube. I am a 60 yr old retired D.C. with severe congenital rotatory scoliosis complicated by significant hip joint degeneration on the right. I have severe difficulty walking and doing simple things like putting my socks on! I need help. I live in the Cincinnati, Oh area and would very much like to get involved in your program. I have hope again. Thank you. You can contact me at my email address [email protected] or my personal cell phone is 513 266 8659.
Dear Doctor, confirming my subscription,
I am a 70yr old nurse(with a nurses back) still working. I have always worked hard with my posture and the posture of those I worked with and for.
4 years ago I developed bilateral Achilles tendinitis after a long journey. This is now resolved, but was the beginning of a catalogue of problems I still have because I developed silly maladaptation’s. I walk 10000 steps a day but have started to have SI joint problems , weak glutes and difficulty climbing stairs, I am developing metatarsalia .In fact all my joints are being put under stress. I am really keen to re gig my posture
Hi Steve –
I am 41 years of age and have suffered with my back since i was in my 20s. I think partly due to an accident, stress both emotional and physical. i have tried a lot of things and learnt what helps and what does not. In the last 5 years i would say my stress has been worse and i have worked hard to de stress. I have tried yoga, tai chi (did not like the bloke), postural correction exercises and more tai chi. All if I found make me hurt if i push myself. I do notice my head and shoulders round particularly when I bend and i have always had a ring mark around chest to prove it. My legs always feel tired and dont wont to work. My main question is – will this help as with all the corrective exercises in the world i believe a lot of it is in personality. cheers Rob
Hi Dr. Steve!
I want to thank you for your informative videos and for giving me a whole new way of looking at my posture issues.
You are beautiful human being!
Dear Dr. Steve,
I would hate to loose track of you as being a member off and on has truly made a difference in my posture. It takes time, but little by little I see progress. Sadly being on the West Coast when I am too busy at work I miss the coaching which has been so valuable when I don’t understand an exercise or movement.
I have wanted to tell you about a wonderful tool I happened across that may fit in nicely with what you do. It is called “Pelvicore Ball.”
Very easy to use and you feel your core working right away.
Thank you so much,
I will check that out Maggie. Thanks.
‘I’m thankful to see n check out your site. hoping you can help me with my back, hip n now knee pain n limitation.
Loved the Anti Aging Posture Exercises – thankyou
I can’t wait, I spend my time counter exercising & stretching & changing my bite, instead of bring body back into its proper position, I do have to get use to it, I look like a bird, which is funny cause I also like the flounder, I know I can’t do this yet, until my cervical spine move like lower, now if I can get my mind, baby mind, lol, with my effort, Jeremy Michael Tobias, London Ontario Canada
With alacrity and a reckless abandoned ready to begin turning the tide of malodorous condition of upper cross syndrome because to actively engage this enemy of perpetual dysfunction there is no chance of winning the war in the other theater of physical conflict chronic foot and hip maladies thank ya’ll and hope to someday be a force multiplier or testament to your mission as we deep in the republic of Texas hook em horns