Blog Posts by Dr. Michelle Friedman, DPT

3 Tips from the Pros for Decreasing Postpartum Hip and Back Pain

Post partum low back and hip pain are frequent complaints we receive from patients that have just had a baby. This is often caused by a combination of overstretched and weakened muscles that result from a growing belly.   Here are some easy tips to help minimize the pain.   Tip #1: Brace Yourself!  …

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Back PainFix Your Low Back Pain

Low back pain can originate from different parts of the spine. In order to fix your low back pain, it is helpful to understand the anatomy of the spine. The bony parts of your spine are known as vertebrae. The soft discs between each vertebrae are called intervertebral discs. These discs are kind of like…

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The Bridge: The Essential Glute and Core Stabilization Exercise

People often ask me what my favorite exercises are to decrease low back pain. While no one exercise is perfect for everyone, I want to spend some time talking about the bridge. In this article, you’ll learn how bridge works and several variations to try.…

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