“I can’t squat down because of my L4-L5 herniated disc””I don’t exercise anymore because of my sciatica””I used to be able to lift a lot but then I threw my back out””I can’t walk as much anymore because my legs hurt””I have to be mindful of my posture because if I slack off, my bodyContinue Reading »
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Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, Lenten promise, or just an idea in your head that you’re finally taking action on forming a new habit, it can be a very challenging task. Human beings just naturally seem to opt for the path of least resistance- and creating a new habit is most certainly not thatContinue Reading »
Prevent Back Pain From Shoveling Snow Shoveling Snow: How to Optimize your Form, Choose the right Shovel, and Prevent Pain and Injury of the Lower Back and Neck: Shoveling has been well known as a precursor to lower back and/or neck pain. We see too many lower back and neck injuries after a bigContinue Reading »
“If you have a body, you are an athlete” – Bill Bowerman Nike’s founder’s famous quote resonates well with their target population- those individuals that don’t see themselves as athletes simply because they aren’t a part of an organized sport or aren’t getting paid to play sports. However, if we really think about it, thisContinue Reading »
One of the most prevalent issues that people face, especially those beginning to introduce exercise into their lives, is knee pain. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome describes generalized knee pain on or around our kneecaps- whether from the joint or the surrounding muscles. Rather than being a specific diagnosis, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is an umbrella termContinue Reading »
Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back andshoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may notknow that they are out of condition. Following these tips can help you avoid injuries:Lift smaller loads of snow, rather than heavy shovelfuls. BeContinue Reading »