Proper Lifting Technique

Proper lifting technique is vital in the prevention of back pain.

When lifting an object from the floor stand as close to the object as possible. Take a shoulder width or wider stance. Point your feet slightly outward and align your knees with your feet. Squat down by bending at the hips and knees. Keep Read the rest

Prevent Overtraining

Exercise to develop and maintain your health and fitness. Exercise is the most important tool to improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Performing the proper amount of exercise is imperative to achieving peak fitness and preventing injuries.

Overtraining prevention and injury prevention is best achieved through intelligent training strategies.

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Pull-up Bar Hanging Traction

Traction your spine and stretch your muscles by hanging from a pull-up bar. This simple procedure helps build a healthier spine.

Pull-up bar hanging traction can be performed any time of the day. It is most effective in the cool down phase of your exercise session. Traction is extremely important for spine health after performing … Read the rest

Scapular Retractors

Strengthen you midback to improve your posture and decrease shoulder injuries.     

The shoulder is an intricate system composed of several joints and numerous muscles. The shoulder joints and muscles work in synergy to provide a wide range of motion in multiple planes.

In medical terminology the shoulder blade is named the scapula. Scapula retractionRead the rest

Spine Health: Zero-Gravity Position

Improve the health of your spine by utilizing the zero-gravity position. Decompress your spine and decrease muscle tension in the zero-gravity position.

Correct ergonomic positioning is a key ingredient to achieving and maintaining a healthy spine. Sitting and lying in a position that lessens pull on the spinal muscles and reduces pressure on the intervertebral … Read the rest

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Energize yourself for the day ahead by getting a good night’s sleep. Recover from a tough day by sleeping soundly.

Do not underestimate the importance of consistent quality sleep. Nothing takes the place of a good night of sleep. Proper nutrition does not. Supplements do not. Unhealthy sugar filled energy drinks sure don’t. Neither does … Read the rest

Spine Health when Traveling

Enjoy your traveling by limiting back and neck pain. Plan ahead to stay as pain-free as possible when traveling. Often times the origin of travel-related pain is long hours in static positions, inadequate spine support, carrying heavy luggage, performing activities you are not used to performing and using different pillows and mattresses.

Prolonged Static Positions:

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Neck Health

Build lifelong neck health with exercise and proper positioning. Neck strength, flexibility, stamina and motion are vital for proper upper body posture and motion.

Neck pain is performance limiting and troublesome at every age and profession. Serious neck injuries have the potential to be debilitating and career ending for athletes and non-athletes.

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain (Chapter 27 of Running: Maximize Performance & Minimize Injuries by Dr Donald A Ozello DC)

Prevent neck pain while running to increase performance. Incorporate several simple guidelines to prevent the occurrence or worsening of neck pain when running. Injury prevention is easier, faster and less expensive than injury rehabilitation. Neck pain is more … Read the rest