Stretching Your Shoulders exercises shoulder stretches stretching Dec 28, 2021

If you're wanting to maintain the full range of motion in your shoulders, it's important to keep the joints and muscles moving regularly.

This exercise is one Dr. Thoma shows the patients in his clinic when they begin to have limited range of motion in their shoulders. Doing this exercise...

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Is your outer leg pain a fibula fixation? exercises joint pain knee pain legs Dec 21, 2021

Do you know how to relieve pain on your outer leg, knee and ankle? It's possible you may have a fixation in your fibula, the bone from your ankle to the side of your knee.

In this video, Dr. Thoma shows you an easy way to unlock this fixation on your own.

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How to Walk Correctly to Avoid Low Back, Knee, and Hip Pain back pain exercises hip knee lower back walking Nov 02, 2021

Dr. Thoma frequently sees patients in his clinic that are struggling with low back, knee, and hip pain because they are not engaging the correct muscles when they walk.

In this video, he demonstrates a common exercise that he recommends so that patients can learn how to engage the correct...

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Joint Motion: The Benefit of Moving Every Joint in Your Body Every Day exercises joint motion movement Aug 31, 2021

The 3rd Root of Health is Joint Motion. Joint motion is important because it continues to provide feedback to your brain about what parts of your body are important and need nourishment.

In this short video, Dr. Christopher and Jennifer Thoma discuss the importance of daily joint motion, the role...

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Expenditure: Understanding How Your Body Expends Energy 5 roots exercises expenditure Aug 24, 2021

The second root, in the PuraWell 5 Roots of Health, is Expenditure.

Expenditure is about how your body uses energy. But, that doesn't just mean pushing yourself too hard with vigorous exercise. Getting multiple bursts of expenditure throughout the day can have even better health benefits.

In this...

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Deep Breathing Exercise breathing exercises Aug 11, 2021

Follow Dr. Thoma as he demonstrates the Deep Breathing Exercise to relieve stress and tension.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy the benefits of this exercise to help you breathe properly and figure out how to let that tension go.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician in Chesterfield...

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Demonstrating Bruegger's Exercise back pain exercises shoulder tension Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Thoma demonstrate Bruegger's Exercise to relieve muscle tension in the back and shoulder's. This exercise is particularly helpful for people who work at desk jobs everyday. 

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician in Chesterfield Missouri.  His specialty is helping individuals...

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Prevent Falling by Strengthening Your Side Step balance exercises falling Apr 13, 2021

One of the things that Dr. Thoma has noticed in the last three or four months is a number of patients, that have gotten more advanced in age, that are starting to have problems falling down.  

One of the things that happens as you get older, is you begin to lose the ability to step sideways....

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Exercises for Back Pain: Back Extension back extension back pain exercises Apr 04, 2021

When you are suffering from lower back pain and stiffness, Cat/Cow are some of the exercises that can be done to find relief.

In this video, Dr. Thoma, a functional health physician in Chesterfield Missouri, demonstrates how to do this exercise safely and effectively.

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Exercises for Back Pain: Back Extension back extension back pain exercises Apr 04, 2021

Dr. Thoma demonstrates back extensions to relieve lower back tension and pain.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician in Chesterfield Missouri.  His specialty is helping individuals identify the root cause of their health concerns. 

Together with his wife, Jennifer, they own...

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Standing Low Back Stretches back pain exercises lower back stretching Sep 14, 2020

If you're looking for some back exercises without having to get down on the floor, Dr. Thoma demonstrates a simple standing exercise.  The exercise will stretch the low back muscles and relieve tension in that area.

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Strengthen Your Glute Max back pain exercises glute Aug 31, 2020

One of the common complaints Dr. Thoma sees in his office is weak glute max, which causes back pain particularly in the lower back.

In this video he shows you an easy exercise he recommends to his patients for strengthening the glute max. He also covers some of the common mistakes patients make...

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