DR. MICHAEL LI, DACRB, CSCS, CKTP - FOUNDER
Born in Hong Kong and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Dr. Li. obtained his Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. He went on pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College. While practicing as a chiropractic physician in New Jersey, he continued to follow his passion of learning and completed post-graduate degree program in functional rehabilitation. He is only the one of three Diplomate of American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board in the state of Washington, with the other one being the current Seahawks chiropractor and his mentor, Dr Jim Kurtz.
Have you always find yourself standing or laying down with the ribs sticking out? If that's you, I'm going to show you a quick breathing exercise to address that. And along the way, you may find some relief for your low back pain as well. Now, we find a lot of folks in this posture because they simply lose the muscle tone in the obliques and the diaphragm. Now, while breathing out is supposed to be a reflex, but those folks without the muscle tone in the obliques and diaphragm, they just cannot really breathe out as much as they should be. So, to start off with, you want to take a breath in quietly pulling through the nose, and as you breathe out, perch your lips and pretend you're going to blow out a candle. As you do so, you may notice your lower ribcage start to come down. Now, remember, while you're doing this, don't hunch over. So, one more time, breathe in quietly through the nose and breathe out without hunching over. As you keep practice this, you will notice those oblique tones start to kick in so your ribs will start to not flare out as much. And also, you'll feel your back muscles start to relax because you finally can get out of that posture that keep them crunching. So, give it a try, and make sure you tag a friend who always walk around with the ribs sticking out. They're going to thank you for that.