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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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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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Stretches for the Lower Back


Dr. Thoma demonstrates Cat & Cow stretches to help relieve lower back pain and stiffness.

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