Exercising in Ellisville, MO

Exercise is a fundamental choice to creating a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

The benefits of exercise go far beyond the time spent exercising. Exercise fights disease, controls weight, improves mood, boosts energy, and so much more.

Many people worry that exercise will worsen their spinal condition, but in most cases, exercise combined with chiropractic care is important in the management of lower back pain. Patients with a history of heart problems should consult with their doctor before beginning an exercise program.

Types of Exercise to Combine with Chiropractic Care

Low Back

If a patient feels best when bending over (flexion biased), exercises such as pulling the knees to the chest, posterior pelvic tilts, bending forward from a sitting position, and others usually help provide relief.


If a patient is least symptomatic in extension, especially if leg pain centralizes or diminishes (extension biased), leg strengthening exercises are appropriate.


Strengthening of the pelvic stabilizing muscles (core muscles), hamstrings, adductors, and other overly short or tight postural muscles, as well as proprioceptive or balance promoting exercises can improve outcomes.

With respect to lower back pain, there are many applicable exercises that are available for patients also undergoing chiropractic care for lower back pain. Patients can be classified into flexion or extension biased categories to determine the exercises that are best for them.

Tips to Start Your New Fitness Lifestyle

  • Make a Plan

    Decide on what time works for you, schedule that block of time in your phone, and stick to it.

  • Micro Workouts

    It takes about 20 seconds to do 10 pushups. Think what you can do in 5 minutes - and then just do it!

  • YouTube It

    Who doesn't love free? With YouTube, there are thousands of free workout videos. Pick one and go!

  • Mindset

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Lao-tzu) Just get started!

  • Combining Chiropractic and Daily Exercise Promotes a Healthy Body.

    Overall, exercise helps promote proper digestion, keeps the muscles toned, and improves circulation. Even an activity as simple as walking around the block at least once or twice a day is a convenient and beneficial activity. Also, many forms of work and/or household tasks can function as an exercise program. The important point is to exercise!

    Dr. Kane recognizes the importance of exercise for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. She has been a Certified Yoga Instructor since 2003 who regularly practices yoga and currently substitute teaches yoga at the YMCA. She also earned certification as a Certified Personal Trainer through ACSM in 2016 to better help patients understand how exercise can enhance their health.  

    For more information call us today. 636-207-6600

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