Oov Core Fitness Exercises For The Back and Hips – Video

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Oov Core Fitness Exercises For The Back and Hips. This demonstrates some beginning oov abs and pilates exercises that you can perform on the oov. This video also shows a an exercise that targets the glutes and feet to improve heel strike which is a necessary core exercise for running.

I really like the Oov for its unique ability to open up the spine and hips. I am now able to get a spot in my lumbar spine that I have been complaining about for years to my massage therapist by using the Oov.

Precautions: Use a pillow or folded towel under your head for comfort or support to prevent neck pain.

For people with osteoporosis or at risk for spinal fractures please talk to your primary care physician of health care provider such as a physical therapist before using this device.

Any questions just shoot them to me in the comment section below….

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Script from closed caption:
“Hey, Dr. Lance here and today I’m going to show you the Oov. It is a fitness device that helps with core and balance when you’re lying on your back. There’s even some exercises you can do standing up or by placing against the wall. You can even stand on it for balance exercises. But today, I’m going to show you the ones that I like to do on the floor. Now this towel is here just to help support your head because some people have issues with their neck.

So on this exercise, I’m just rotating my body side to side getting a stretch through my hips and through my low back and upper back. For me, when I go all the way to the left side I get this stretch that I haven’t been found for like 20 years. Now after I do this for 30 seconds a minute. I’ll go and focus on a core exercise where I’m imagining your pelvis is like is a boat. As I’m shifting side to side. I’m going at each side and the heel putting pressure using my glutes.

I’m even tilting when I tell this back a little bit and also engaging the obliques to make sure that the pelvis doesn’t drop down.  This really helps with walking… When you’re getting push off.

Now another thing I like to do is just sitting or lying marches.  Here just lifting one leg up you can bring your knee as high as you want. I’m having my arms at the side because I’m going a little faster than I normally do. Another thing you can do is have you keep one leg up and then slowly bring one arm up. The whole goal here is use your right glute pushing down into the right heel to help stabilize. As you can tell I’m wobbling. What you can now do is add an arm reach to create a little more instability.

This is not easy… Let’s go switch to the other side

Now I know I am more stable on this left side, so I am moving a little faster working on that control and “Oh” there you go… (Lance falls to the side off the Oov.)

These are some of my favorite exercises on the Oov and if you look in the detail section I’ll put a link where you can get one today.

Have a great day and as always let’s keep our bodies in motion…


Here’s another great video you might like:  Easy ways to manage chronic pain

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Trigger point and How to get rid of shoulder pain – video

Quick Talks – Trigger point and AC joint relief techniques – How to get rid of shoulder pain

Today’s quick talks shows you how to perform trigger point release techniques to your chest, rotator cuff and shoulder after a recent shoulder injury including an AC joint separation. This is especially good for a sternoclavicular dislocation or ac joint injury.

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Here’s a link to another great video blog of mine: How to shave with a shoulder injury

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Get the most our of your FSA

Patients don’t always get the full value from their Flexible Spending Account. Many often leave money on the table- money that could be used to fulfill their financial responsibilities for health care.

For example, many patients don’t realize that the majority of FSA plans allow patients to use the remaining balance two months and 15 days after the year’s end.

Another largely unknown FSA feature is early expense submission. Many FSAs allow patients to submit expenses before the amount is even withheld from their paycheck. This important feature helps patients fund therapy before they reach their deductible.

Feel free to email us with any questions you have about your FSA plans or health insurance.

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Easy ways to manage chronic pain

Great Tools on Amazon to help manage chronic pain:
Progressive Muscle Relaxation: 20 Minutes to Total Relaxation – http://amzn.to/2v8VYKL
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HeartMath Inner Balance Lightning – http://amzn.to/2vBVYX3

In this video Dr. Lance Labno discusses easy ways to manage chronic pain and provides some tools to help you along the way.

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2017 Medicare Updates Affecting Physical Therapy

For Medicare Patients At the beginning of each year, an annual deductible is due before Traditional Medicare Part B will pay for any treatment. The 2017 Traditional Medicare Part B deductible published by Medicare.gov is $183.00.  Any Patient that has Traditional Medicare Part B  must first meet this annual deductible of $183.00 before claims will be paid.

You may receive a bill from our office which may reflect your responsibility towards this annual deductible.  In addition, the Medicare Physical Therapy cap for 2017 is $1980.

Secondary Insurance Coverage: If you have medicare coverage plus a secondary, remember to also call your secondary insurance company to find out coverage including deductibles and other out of pocket expenses.

Click here for more information about Part B Traditional Medicare costs and coverage from Medicare.gov

The above link will take you to Medicare.gov

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How to wash your hair with a recent shoulder injury – video

In this video Dr. Lance Labno shows you how to wash your hair with a recent shoulder injury. This can help with both a recent AC joint separation, shoulder impingement or rotator cuff injury.

This video will show you how to stabilize your ac joint separation
as well as control your ac joint separation and provide an effective self-treatment for AC joint pain -acromioclavicular joint pain.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments to help others with shoulder pain. Thanks in advance.

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“Hi, I’m Dr. Lance Labno, doctor of physical therapy and licensed massage therapist. This video is part of an ongoing series where I show you how to find practical solutions for your shoulder with a recent AC Joint separation or rotator cuff injury. I used to struggle with the same thing until I discovered how to properly use my muscles to stabilize the joint. In the first video, I showed you how to put on a shirt and take it off. The previos video I showed you how to shave. In this video I’m going to show you how to wash your hair.

What you’ll need to wash your hair when you have an AC joint separation is: 1) shampoo 2) a sink 3) a mirror and possibly a chair/stool 4) And of course, dirty oily hair. However, before we start, here’s the question of the day:

What’s your favorite exercise for improving shoulder mobility?

If you have one I’d like to hear it in the comments below.

Okay, you ready? Let’s go. All right, it’s been about five or six days since your AC joint separation, and you’re so worried about moving your shoulder that you don’t even want to shower. But don’t worry! I’m here to show you a simple way to wash your hair. You can stabilize your shoulder and get your hair cleaned at the same time. We’re going to do this right now!

First, let’s get some water. Try to find that right temperature. Right, now what you’re going to do is get your hair wet a little bit. Let’s go underneath the cold water.

Did you know that I’m pushing my elbow into the sink which provides some stabilization.

Now, as long as I push my hands together and my hands are touching my head, I’m going to help stabilize that shoulder. It will not hurt here because I’ll be pushing my hands together, touching my hair and cushioning my shoulder so that it doesn’t feel painful at all. Making sure I get a little spot in my hair is not the hardest part; it’s putting your fingers together as you bring your arm down.

Let the Shampoo soak!

And then put your hands under your head pushing in. I’ll just gently move my hand over my head. Well I think that I’m about done. I’ve got a little towel next to me. I’ll wash my face and if you notice I’m pushing my hand on my head the whole time, and when I’m done, putting my hands together.

And there we’re going! Alright, thanks for watching, any questions put in the comments down below.”

Here’s another video you might find enjoyable.

How to shave when you have a shoulder injury

How to shave when you have a shoulder injury

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Are you having trouble getting patients to exercise?

Here are some great books to improve your performance:
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*@k Down and Rise to the Occasion

Not everyone who comes to physical therapy likes to do exercises. This can be difficult for physical therapists and personal trainers. In this video, Dr Lance Labno talks about the difficulties that therapists can have getting a person to exercise.

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How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

I love yoga and believe it can be an incredible way to improve strength, movement and flexibility.  But sometimes, we can take any activity, hobby or form of exercise a little too far.  This attached link is a repost from a New York Times Magazine article that I found interesting and unfortunately true.

 Yes, I have seen a number of injuries that Glenn Black talked about in the article, some life threatening that occurred during someone’s yoga practice. Here is the link. 

How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

Enjoy the article…. But don’t think that I’m saying yoga is bad.  We just have to think sensibly. 

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How to Get Your Medicare Patients Assistance with Medicare Questions? A SHIP Can Help!

A State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free insurance counseling service provided by the Administration on Community Living and in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and state aging agencies to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with Medicare information throughout the year as well as during Medicare’s Open Enrollment from October 15th – December 7th. Every state has a SHIP program, but it may be called a different name. For instance, Minnesota’s is called the Senior Linkage Line. As a Medicare provider, there may be a time when you will need to refer a Medicare patient and/or caregiver to obtain more information on Medicare and Medicaid’s benefits. A SHIP can help!

SHIPs answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Part C Advantage Plans (such as HMO, PPO, private fee-for-service (PFFS), etc.), Medicare Part D, long-term care financing options, other prescription coverage, and low-income assistance.
SHIPs provide free, impartial information to help consumers make informed decisions regarding their health care choices. Each SHIP strives to help Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers to be wise consumers and to get the most value for their health insurance dollars.
What Can SHIPs Offer?
Show Medicare patients how to evaluate Medicare Part A & Part B health insurance, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), and/or long-term care insurance policies currently available

Teach Medicare patients to assess their needs so they can make informed decisions about their health insurance policies

Educate Medicare patients so that they can understand Medicare, organize their records, file claims, and appeal Medicare decisions

Inform Medicare patients of their rights as a Medicare beneficiary or health insurance policyholder

Refer Medicare patients to appropriate agencies where they can get help with other needs

Assist Medicare patients with finding help to pay for their health and prescription plans premium, deductible, coinsurance, and prescription costs

Provide educational materials and brochures on Medicare and Medicaid related benefits

Provide speakers to make presentations to large and small community groups, professionals, and other interested parties

Contact Your State SHIP! Below provides the State, SHIP Name, Phone Number, and Website:
Illinois SHIP
Illinois Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Phone: 1-800-548-9034
Website: http://state.il.us/aging/SHIP
Minnesota SHIP
Minnesota State Health Insurance Assistance Program/ Senior LinkAge Line
Phone: 1-800-333-2433
Website: http://www.mnaging.org/
Wisconsin SHIP
Wisconsin State Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP)
Phone: 1-800-242-1060
Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/benefit-specialists/medicare-counseling.htm
Note: For all other state SHIP programs, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visitwww.medicare.gov or www.shiptacenter.org

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