Press Up

When performing the Press up relax the whole body other than the arms this will allow full extension of the lumbar spine.  This will counter the time spend in flexion (slouched) during the day.  We recommend 15 reps every couple hours.


These exercises are for demonstration only and are not designed for everyone. Exercise, like any therapy, is not without its risks. These, or any other exercise programs, may result in pain or injury. To reduce your risk of injury, consult your chiropractor, medical doctor, or physical therapist before beginning an exercise program. The advice shown is not intended as a substitute for a medical consultation and Douglas R. Krebs, DC, Thomas L Donahue, DC, and Chicago Spine and Sports, disclaims any liability from and in connection with these exercise demonstrations. With any exercise program, caution and safety are essential and if you feel faint, dizzy, or have any physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a physician. And, if you are pregnant, do not attempt any exercise program without consulting your physician.

Back at School

Healthy Results is pleased to announce Robyn L Kretschy’s return to higher education.  This week, August 22, 2011, Kretschy has reunited with her alma mater, University of Illinois at Chicago,  where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology.  The School of Kinesiology accepted Kretschy into the Masters/PhD program of Biomechanics, working under Dr. Mark Grabiner.  Kretschy will be working on a theses project in the research lab of fall prevention, (http://www.uic.edu/ahs/biomechanics/). This will enhance Kretschy’s clinical career as her clients and future clients will benefit from her projected research.  The department of kinesiology has also invited Kretschy to join UIC as a Teaching Assistant.  She is co-instructing alongside Dr. John Coumbe-Lilley, the class Instructional Techniques in Fitness.  Kretschy is thrilled to have this opportunity to educate future fitness professionals by bridging the gap between the lessons of the classroom and those in the clinical setting.