Active vs. Passive Stretching… What’s the Difference? stretching Jul 07, 2021

Written by Dr. Ryan Peebles, DPT


I’ll start by emphasizing that there’s a BIG difference… and you should know which one you’re doing.

The motivation to stretch may vary from person to person. Your goal could be to increase flexibility, to warm up for an activity, simply...

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The 5 Steps to Reversing Chronic Back Pain mindset Apr 12, 2020

Written by Dr. Ryan Peebles, DPT


Step 0 – Believe

Biggest mindset component: You will get better and you must know it to be true. It’s a prerequisite.

Step 1 – Mindset Shift – Adopt a “Whole Body” Perspective.

Look at your body as a whole unit. You may feel...

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What Is Your Core? core Apr 12, 2020

Written by Dr. Ryan Peebles, DPT


First, I’ll say that your core is much more than muscles, but before we get weird, let’s talk about your core from an anatomical prospective. Many people tend to think of the abdominals when they hear core. That’s not wrong, but your core also...

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Stress and Back Pain: What’s the Connection? stress & back pain Apr 11, 2020

Written by Dr. Ryan Peebles, DPT


We hold stress in our bodies.

Stress is a powerful energy. We all have stress. We all process it differently. Depending on how we process it, stress has an uncanny ability to present itself in physical form in our bodies. Whether that be through headaches, high...

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Surgery: To Be or Not To Be? surgery Apr 11, 2020

Written by Dr. Ryan Peebles, DPT


If you have non-specific back pain and surgery is something you are considering, there is something very crucial you should know. Ready? Here goes… Whether you get surgery or not, you will still have to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation program....

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