Ninety percent of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.
–Roger Sperry, Nobel Laureate 1981 in Physiology and Medicine
Do you, or someone you know, have a pronounced curve in the upper spine so that you can’t stand up straight, or you stand bent over? Do you experience pain in your upper back or even in your abdomen? Does your doctor say you are developing osteoporosis or arthritis in your spine?
If the answer to any or all of these questions are “yes,” you most likely suffer from Dowager’s Hump or hypokyphosis.
What used to be a life sentence of diminishing activity is no more. My class, Dump the Hump: Reversing and Preventing Dowager’s Hump, will give you all the tools you need to help you or a loved one reverse the curvature that is already there or strengthen your back, trunk, and spinal muscles to prevent it from ever being a part of your life.
Over the course of five sessions, taken at your own pace, you will hear from experts in the field of chiropractic and physical therapy. Plus, from L.J., your very own Vibrant Aging Coach, who has the latest science-backed facts about this condition, you will learn lifestyle choices and specific exercises to reverse and prevent Dowager’s Hump.
With Dump the Hump: Reversing and Preventing Dowager’s Hump, you will stand proud, tall, and upright for life!
L.J. Rohan begins with the causes and symptoms of Dowager’s Hump.
Dr. Mary Warren furthers the discussion of Dowager’s Hump and the benefits of improving our posture and our health.
Dr. Michael Williams touches on the origins of arthritis in the spine, osteoporosis, and the importance of developing good habits.
Dr. Brooke Ryan covers the importance of strengthening our back muscles to improve our posture.
L.J. demonstrates the key exercises to help reverse and prevent Dowager’s Hump.
Meet Our Experts
L.J. Rohan- Gerontologist
L.J. Rohan is a Gerontologist, blogger, and speaker, covering the latest scientific research related to aging, aging in place, and the study of gerontology. She earned a Graduate (Master’s Level) Certification in Gerontology, from the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology. L.J. is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist – CAPS.
Dr. Mary Warren
Dr. Mary Warren, owner of Road Warrior Wellness™ and Vital Force Wellness, has been practicing, studying and researching in the field of wholistic health care for 25 years. She is the author of Road Warrior Wellness™ Handbooks, The Good, The Bad and The Bankrupt, and Get Yourself Out of Nutritional Deficit. Dr. Warren shares her enthusiasm about wellness and good health through speaking engagements, workshops, consulting and writing internationally.
Dr. Michael Williams
Dr. Michael Williams is a practicing chiropractor with more than three decades of experience. He is a member of the National Board of Chiropractors Examiners, a member of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and a Certified multi NAET Practitioner. Dr. Williams focuses on helping older adult achieve and maintain an optimum level of health without pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Brooke Ryan
Dr. Brooke Ryan graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, her residency focusing on working with Medicare patients. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. In her practice, Dr. Ryan works with adults of all ages on rehabilitation after surgery, orthopedic conditioning, and whole-body strength-training to aid injury prevention.