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The SpineForce equipment is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and Wednesdays 9-11. Using the list below, find an open day for the SpineForce equipment and click on DETAILS to reveal what appointments are available to choose from. You can conveniently book multiple days and times by selecting ADD TO CART for each day you want to book and when done, select VIEW CART to select the times for each day. Call (716) 626-6301 or email us here to ask us about discounts for 10 and 50 session purchases.

Due to machine maintenance, Spine Force appointment scheduling will resume on November 16, 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Body Parts Treated

Hand & Wrist

Elbow

TMJD

Migrane & Face

Shoulder

Neck & Upper Back

Low Back & Sacroiliac

Hip

Knee

Foot & Ankle

Featured Articles

Prolotherapy for cartilege growth in severe knee osteoarthritis December 4, 2016 - Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis Gasto´n Andre´s Topol, MD, Leandro Ariel Podesta, MD, Kenneth Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Marcia Mallma Giraldo, MD, Lanny L. Johnson, MD, AAOS, Raul Grasso, MD, Alexis Jamı´n, MD, Tom Clark, DC, RVT, RMSK, David Rabago, MD Abstract Background: Dextrose injection is reported to improve knee…
The Dormant Butt Syndrome June 6, 2016 - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dormant-butt-syndrome-a-cause-of-common-aches-and-pains/ Multiple news sources last week have reported on a physical phenomenon labeled as a “dormant butt syndrome”. This is a condition where postural muscles become deconditioned from too much siting and cause problems in the lower back, knees and hips. Although it sounds like it is something that has been newly discovered, medical, sports…
Soft Tissue – Why Is It Important April 28, 2015 - The soft connective tissue, located just under the skin, is a white membrane that wraps and connects the muscles, bones and blood vessels of the body. Soft tissue is also called fascia. This of it like the white fuzz inside an orange peel, connecting the "skin" and the "meat" of the orange. Learn More
Spring Clean the Diet April 22, 2015 - Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal. As the sun begins to shine and the temperature rises, we begin to open windows or clean the yard in order to prepare for a new season. Tis’ also the perfect time to “spring clean” your diet, transitioning from common comfort foods of winter to nutrient dense…
Physical Therapy Outdoor Walking Season April 13, 2015 - Spring marks the opening of “outdoor walking season” in western New York. Like any other activity, walking has its own specific injury profile often involving the foot and ankle. Learn More
Prolotherapy Prolotherapy Stimulates Tissue Repair March 23, 2015 - Prolotherapy is injection of any substance that promotes growth of normal cells, tissues, or organs. Studies have shown that it stimulates tissue repair.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Understand it and Beat it! February 23, 2015 - The typical lumbar spinal stenosis patient has difficulty with walking, standing and occasionally reaching overhead. You are not doomed to a life of leg pain and weakness. We can guide you through a progression of non-surgical options.
What exactly is the practice of Yoga? February 23, 2015 - The practice of yoga is for keeping in shape, but it creates fitness in more then just the physical sense. Learn more about what the practice of yoga is.
Hypoglycemic Index helps determine what kind of foods are good for you! February 13, 2015 - The Glycemic Index is a way to categorize carbohydrate rich foods and classifies foods from 0 to 100, based on how quickly glucose is absorbed after foods are consumed. Learn more...
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: Study shows significant pain reduction and improvement in function December 14, 2014 - The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy for early knee osteoarthritis is associated with good clinical outcomes and a change in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structural appearances.

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fig5Diaphragmatic breathing is very important in preventing overuse of the neck and chest muscles. Most commonly the breathing is done through the chest and shoulders. We take about 20,000 breaths in 24 hours. If these breaths are done with the chest and shoulders, the shoulders are drawn up and neck is drawn forward. The same muscles that support the neck become overused.

Proper breathing is done through the belly with the diaphragm being depressed. This allows for the desired downward positioning of the shoulders. The depressed diaphragm assumes a dome shape and braces the trunk for better support of the upper body.

 

fig6Diaphragmatic breathing frequently requires training and instruction by a physical therapist or a yoga instructor and should be practiced daily for it to become a natural way of breathing.

This is considered part of strengthening because the diaphragm does become stronger through this type of breathing.

Once the strengthening exercises are learned. They should be performed independently at least twice a week. A routine performance of strength based posture exercises can prevent many problems that arise from poor posture and can be compared to brushing ones teeth in prevention of cavities.

Exercise Recommendations:

At completion of a typical physical therapy program, we recommend transitioning to community-based exercise. Working with an experienced athletic trainer can be motivational and allow for continued progress.
Yoga is also very effective in improving postural positioning and postural muscle strength.

Overhead and shoulder height exercises such as Military Shoulder Press, Shoulder Shrugs, Side and Front Flies are not recommended due to their propensity to overuse already fatigued muscles.

Aerobic exercise is critical in improving the health of overused muscles. Aerobic exercise increases heart rate which in turn improves circulation and with it delivery of oxygen and nutrients and elimination of toxins. ( See discussion of causes of neck and shawl pain at beginning of the article).
Aerobic exercise should be done for forty-five minutes at least two days a week with four days a week being optimal.
Examples of aerobic exercise include brisk walking, elliptical machine use, jogging, cycling in an upright position.
Swimming is typically not recommended due to its tendency to overuse fatigued muscles and create more tightness in the chest and shoulders.