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We have some exciting news for you regarding our yoga classes!

We’re Adding A Saturday Morning Class

We want everyone to take a yoga class a week to help you hold your adjustments longer, and give you good, gentle techniques to keep yourself and your spine happy even when you are on your own.

We added a class Saturdays at 8 a.m. with Monica!  


Yoga Supports Your Chiropractic Care

More than 20 million Americans practice yoga (“Yoga In America” study, 2012).  The reasons for beginning a yoga practice include: improve flexibility (78.3 %), general conditioning (62.2%), stress relief (59.6%), improve overall health (58.5 %), and physical fitness (55.1%) (Source: Yoga Journal).

Yoga is also an excellent addition to your chiropractic regiment.

  • Low Back Pain: Evidence suggests that yoga can be effective in alleviating low back pain in the short term. When combined with a solid chiropractic care regiment, you have a solid plan to address your pain and improve your quality of life. (Crow, et al., 2015)
  • Muscle Activation:  When yogis strike various poses, they activate various muscle groups that trigger core muscle groups.  Poses such as “High plank,” “Low plank,” and “Downward Facing Dog” strengthen external oblique abdominal muscles. “Chair” and “Warrior 1” engage the gluteus maximus, while “Chair” and “Halfway Lift” strengthen longissimus thoracis. , muscles that are located near and support the spine.  (Ni M, et al. Core muscle function during specific yoga poses. Complement Ther Med, Apr 2014;22(2):235-43.)
  • Balance: If you have a challenge staying on your own two feet, yoga improves balance and can reduce incidents of falls. (Howe TE, Rochester L, Neil F, et al. Exercise for improving balance in older people. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, Nov 9, 2011;(11); Nick N, et al. The effect of yoga on balance and fear of falling in older adults. PM & R, Jul 8, 2015 (epub ahead of print) ;Saravanakumar P, et al. The influence of tai chi and yoga on balance and falls in a residential care setting: a randomized controlled trial. Contemp Nurse, 2014;48(1):76-87.)
  • Arthritis: Practicing yoga was related to reduced pain and symptoms in women with osteoarthritis.  (Ghasemi GA, et al. Effects of hatha yoga on knee osteoarthritis. Int J Prev Med, Apr 2013;4(Suppl 1):S133-8.)
  • Flexibility: The slow, passive movements of hatha yoga have proven to be more effective than calisthenics in fostering flexibility. Spinal flexibility also improves with yoga. (Farinatti PT, et al. Flexibility of the elderly after one-year practice of yoga and calisthenics. Int J Yoga Ther, Sep 2014;24:71-77; Grabara M, et al. Effects of hatha yoga exercises on spine flexibility in women over 50-½years old. 2015 Feb;27(2):361-5.)

For these and other reasons, we’ve added yoga classes to our offerings at SportsCare Center Huntington Beach. Class sizes are small, so you get individualized attention to ensure you perform the poses correctly so you can reap the benefits and support your chiropractic care.  Additionally, small class sizes are less intimidating than attending classes in a large group setting.


Class Schedule for July!

SUNDAYS @ 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAYS @ 2 p.m.

THURSDAYS @ 2 p.m.

SATURDAY @ 8 a.m.

NOTE:  Classes have been cancelled on July 2, 4, and 9.








Dr. Duddey

Dr. Thomas Duddey is a licensed chiropractor in Huntington Beach, California, who has been practicing for more than 20 years. He is the owner of SportsCare Center, a multispecialty healthcare and wellness facility combining: