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Back Pain


To give you a brief background of the inception and creation of OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS®; while Greg was attending Auburn University, he was, as they say, at the height of his game (1500-meter track), when his knees gave out.


Greg was brought to the famous Houston clinic in Columbus Georgia, where an assistant to Dr. Houston summoned Dr. Houston in to take a look at Greg's knees. Greg was never notified of his condition, which he, many years later, would find out at the Hospital of Special Surgery (HSS) in NYC, that he was lucky that he could walk, say much about run.


Greg transferred to the University of Maryland College Park, due to the fact that the coaches did not feel he could compete in his condition any more at the level they required. Greg transferred to the University of Maryland with one year of eligibility left and Coach Torpey took a chance on Greg. Greg not only proved that he could run again, but he broke the Four Minute Mile barrier, which was thought to be impossible until it was broken in 1954 by Roger Bannister.


Greg did not find out what the story was about his condition until he met with Dr. Alcheck at HSS. Before the X-rays Greg kidded with Dr. Alcheck “get ready for a world record”. After Dr. Alcheck came into the room after an hour wait, he said to Greg “if I didn't see you sitting over there, I would say these are X-rays of someone who can’t walk”. Greg was annoyed with the diagnosis, especially being that Alcheck said there was really nothing he could do. So, Greg became a researcher, reading every book and periodical he could get his hands on how to function at the highest level in his condition; with no cartilage in either knee, flat feet and a sway back.


28 years later Greg is still walking. He doesn't run, but bikes 1 hr. religiously daily.


He realized how important an all-encompassing total body fitness; strength, flexibility, balance and mental and emotional outlook are for overall health; mentally, physically, emotional and nutritionally. Therefore, he trademarked OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® for all encompassing health.


You are only as strong as your weakest link, he always says. As a trainer and coach that has been through so much mentally, physically, emotionally and nutritionally, Greg believes he can help his clients best by identifying with many of their trials and tribulations.


Greg wants to share all this knowledge and experience with others the best pain reliever for back pain Greg helps treat all of the following: lower back pain left side, upper middle back pain, lumbar back pain, bad lower back, upper back pain between shoulder blades relief and lower left back pain, lower back pain and stomach pain, back pain in pregnancy, scoliosis back pain and bad lower back pain

How to Cure Back Pain with Exercise and Stretching

OSTEOPATHIC FITNESS® Exercise and stretching can be effective in relieving back pain and improving overall back health.


However, it's important to note that if you're experiencing severe or chronic back pain, it's recommended to consult with a Personal Training Professional before starting any exercise routine.

They can provide personalized guidance and ensure you're following the right approach for your specific condition. With that said, here are some general exercises and stretches that may help alleviate back pain:


  1. Cat-Camel Stretch: Start on your hands and knees, with your hands directly below your shoulders and knees below your hips. Arch your back upward, like a cat stretching, and hold for a few seconds. Then, let your stomach sink towards the floor, allowing your back to sway gently, resembling a camel's hump. Repeat this movement 10-15 times.

  2. Child's Pose: Kneel on the floor, then sit back on your heels and slowly lower your upper body forward, extending your arms in front of you. Rest your forehead on the floor and hold this position for 20-30 seconds while focusing on deep breathing.

  3. Hamstring Stretch: Lie on your back with one leg extended on the floor and the other leg raised, holding onto the back of your thigh. Gently pull your leg towards your chest until you feel a stretch in the back of your thigh. Hold for 20-30 seconds and then switch legs.

  4. Pelvic Tilts: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Slowly tilt your pelvis upward, flattening your back against the floor. Hold for a few seconds, then release. Repeat this movement 10-15 times.

  5. Bird Dog Exercise: Begin on your hands and knees, with your hands directly below your shoulders and knees below your hips. Extend one leg behind you while simultaneously extending the opposite arm in front of you. Hold for a few seconds, then return to the starting position. Repeat with the opposite leg and arm. Perform 10-15 repetitions on each side.

  6. Bridge Exercise: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Engage your core muscles, squeeze your glutes, and lift your hips off the ground until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Hold for a few seconds, then lower your hips back to the ground. Repeat 10-15 times.


Remember to listen to your body and avoid any exercises or stretches that cause pain or discomfort. If you experience any new or worsening symptoms during exercise, stop immediately and consult with a Personal Training Professional. Additionally, maintaining good posture and incorporating regular aerobic exercise, such as walking or swimming, can also contribute to back pain relief and prevention.

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