With spring right around the corner, you and your children may be gearing up for the start of outdoor sports and activities. No matter which activity or sport the members of your family participate in, these 4 tips will help to keep everyone healthy and injury-free this spring. Start off slow. It’s best to stay active throughout the entire year by moving your activities indoors during the winter months.
Back pain strikes the majority of adults at some point in their lifetime. The good news is that most cases of back pain are mechanical in nature and are not caused by threatening conditions like fractures, infections, or cancer. The back is a complex structure made up of many bones, joints, nerves, muscles, discs, and ligaments- any of which can be the source of pain.
Upper Crossed SyndromeYour posture plays an important role in your overall health. Poor posture leads to chronic strain and discomfort. “Upper crossed syndrome” describes poor posture that results from excessive tightness in your shoulders and chest with weakness in your neck and mid-back.
Although this is not something that we have to deal with in SWFL many people are in the middle of WINTER!! And with Winter for many people, that means the other 4 letter S word…….SNOW! Before you attempt to shovel the driveway, be prepared.
Ever feel like you’re going one way and headed in an another direction? There are several real-life applications to this feeling such as: 1. Health Status 2.
Pain in your neck and shoulder can be the result of an accident, such as whiplash injury, but most times, poor daily habits are the primary cause. Here are a few ways that you could be causing extra stress on your neck and shoulders: You look down at your phone or tablet too often – We refer to this cause of pain as “Tech Neck” and it’s very common nowadays. A slight 15 degree forward head posture will add a whopping 27 lbs of pressure on your neck!
Lumbar Disc Lesion Your spine consists of 24 individual vertebrae stacked on top of each other. Flexible cushions called “discs” live between each set of vertebrae. A disc is made up of two basic components.
Begin on all 4’s, keeping your back in neutral position. Keep your hands under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Extend your neck and back at the same time into a “Mad Cat” position.
Patients often ask “What caused my problem and how do I keep it from returning?” Sometimes the origin of a condition may be easily identified as an accident or injury. More often, the exact cause is more difficult to pinpoint because the problem was generated by a series of seemingly harmless events and circumstances (i.e. your posture, increased activity, mild repetitive strains, etc). Most conditions are started by a “recipe” of irritants rather than any single &ld...
When you are setting your New Year Resolutions there are some healthy things to avoid this year. Fitness trackers – In overweight adults, the addition of a wearable technology device (i.e. FitBit®) to a standard diet and exercise plan results in less overall long-term weight loss.
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