Exercises for Sciatica and Back Pain

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of your sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back at L1-S1, goes through your hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Next Tuesday we will be talking about what causes this and what you can do to help manage and prevent it.

Our June workshop is coming up NEXT Tuesday June 11. We will begin with a short anatomy and physiology review, where Dr. Karo will explain how your lumbar spine works, and how it integrates with your hips and lower extremities.

Afterwards we will get interactive, and go through some of the foundational exercises for improving the function of your lower back and hips.

Wear athletic type clothing that you can move freely in.

RSVP below. Space is limited, but friends and family are always welcome!

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Mobility Class with Dr. Karo

Mobility Class this Tuesday January 9th at our Santa Clara practice location.

For January's 2nd Tuesday Workshop we will be having Mobility Class lead by Dr. Karo at the new practice location in Santa Clara, CA. Learn how to move correctly, rehabilitate your body, keep your joints healthy, and improve mobility. Bring a friend and come mobilize! But don't forget to RSVP to save your spot. Space is limited. 

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30 Day Health Challenge Day 13

The weekend is here! Lets celebrate by getting back into those couch stretches. Day 13: Couch Stretch for 3 minutes each side.... are you noticing a pattern? 

The couch stretch is excellent for combating all of the sitting we do in our daily lives. When we sit we are actively shortening and damaging our hips! The couch stretch helps to bring this back to balance. This improves hip extension and knee flexion and thereby "turning on" your glutes. An elastic band, like pictured here adds many pounds of tractioning force to your hip which creates a more targeted and stronger stretch.