Exercise & Body Language Classes

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, excellent health care for the whole person: body, mind and spirit.  Understanding how your body works and learning to “listen” to your body can decrease pain and help you stay active. The Body Language courses are designed to assist you in this process. (See the upcoming Body Language class schedule.)

These exercises have been selected because they are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures. As you perform these exercises, you will feel some stretching, but it should not be painful. If you are experiencing pain, check with your physician or physical therapist before continuing to do these exercises.  Click on the links or the flyer icons to download.

A Ten Minute Guide to a Better Back (Video)
Daily use of this program, even when your back feels good, will help to keep your back healthy and strong. We recommend regular physical activity  to complement this back care program.

A Ten Minute Guide to a Healthier Neck
These exercises are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures. Using this program every day, even when your neck muscles feel good, will help keep your neck healthy and strong. Make sure to get regular physical activity to complement this program.

A Ten Minute Guide to Stronger Bones: Exercises For People With Osteoporosis
These exercises have been selected because they are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures and postural alignment. When you have osteoporosis, there are two important guidelines to follow as you perform any exercises:

  • Avoid exercises that bend (flex) or twist your spine. Example: No sit-ups!
  • Every exercise should be performed with good postural alignment: Picture a string attached to the crown of your head pulling you up tall-head over shoulders, shoulders over hips, chest up, spine long.

A Ten Minute Guide to Stronger Knees 
These exercises will teach you the basics of good body biomechanics for your knees. The exercises  are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures. This exercise routine will take about 10minutes to complete. A brief walk is a good warm up.
Use this program every day, even when your knees feel good. Regular physical activity is recommended to compliment this knee care program.

A Ten Minute Guide to Avoiding Overuse Injuries
Overuse injuries are preventable. Taking mini-breaks at work, exercising and stretching, and cross training your sports will all help. It is important to maintain good overall strength, endurance, and flexibility. Using proper technique whether typing, running, or playing tennis helps you master your form and reduce your injury risk. This exercise routine will take about 10 minutes to complete. A brief walk or aerobic activity is a good warm up.

A Ten Minute Guide to Shoulder Strengthening
There are hundreds of different exercises that can be used to strengthen and improve the flexibility of the shoulders.  These exercises are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures.  This exercise routine will take about 10 minutes to complete.  A brief walk is a good warm up.