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How to Walk Correctly to Avoid Low Back, Knee, and Hip Pain

Dr. Thoma frequently sees patients in his clinic that are struggling with low back, knee, and hip pain because they are not engaging the correct muscles when they walk.

In this video, he demonstrates a common exercise that he recommends so that patients can learn how to engage the correct muscles and find relief from their pain.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician in Chesterfield Missouri. His specialty is helping individuals identify the root cause of their health concerns.

Together with his wife, Jennifer, they own PuraWell. PuraWell is a health and wellness company focused on guiding you to take control of your healthcare so that you can live longer, healthier.

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Prevent Falling by Strengthening Your Side Step

balance exercises falling Apr 13, 2021

One of the things that Dr. Thoma has noticed in the last three or four months is a number of patients, that have gotten more advanced in age, that are starting to have problems falling down.  

One of the things that happens as you get older, is you begin to lose the ability to step sideways.  In this video, Dr. Thoma shares more about preventing falling and training your leg muscles to avoid falling.

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Exercises for Back Pain: Back Extension

Dr. Thoma demonstrates back extensions to relieve lower back tension and pain.

For more videos, follow Dr. Thoma on Facebook at @TotalHealthCorrection and Instagram @drchristopherthoma. You an schedule an appointment directly with Dr. Thoma by calling 636-207-6600.


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Standing Low Back Stretches


If you're looking for some back exercises without having to get down on the floor, Dr. Thoma demonstrates a simple standing exercise.  The exercise will stretch the low back muscles and relieve tension in that area.

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Strengthen Your Glute Max

back pain exercises glute Sep 01, 2020

One of the common complaints Dr. Thoma sees in his office is weak glute max, which causes back pain particularly in the lower back.  

In this video he shows you an easy exercise he recommends to his patients for strengthening the glute max.  He also covers some of the common mistakes patients make when doing this exercise and how to ensure you are working the correct muscles.

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