Two Protocols to Help Lessen Low Back Pain

Movement is an effective tool to help rehabilitate lumbar spine injuries. Moving in the correct directions is vital for each condition.

Execute the Williams Flexion Exercises to prevent and rehabilitate lumbar spine conditions such as lumbar sprain/strain and facet syndrome. These exercises will help stretch the erector spinae, quadratus lumborum and hamstrings muscles while … Read the rest

Back Training Basics

Develop a back training routine with basic exercises and perfect technique to build strength, stability and endurance. The powerful muscles of the back connect to the spine, hips and shoulder blades. They contract to extend the spine, rotate the spine, bend the spine, retract the scapulae and pull the shoulders backwards.

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Improve your Posture

Train smarter and target specific muscle groups to correct common postural flaws. Posture is defined as the carriage of the body as a whole. Proper posture ensures good motion and displays physique symmetry and balance.

Two types of postural faults exist. Structural and functional. The origin of structural faults are skeletal. Examples includes: one femur … Read the rest

Preventing Computer Workstation Repetitive Strain Injuries

The human body is designed for motion. Sitting at a workstation in static positions performing repetitive motions is unhealthy. Sitting at a workstation in bad posture performing repetitive motions at a poorly fitted workstation is extremely unhealthy and leads to injury.

Repetitive Strain Injury is also known as repetitive stress injury, cumulative trauma disorder, repetitive … Read the rest

Motions for the Computer Workstation

Motion is essential to preventing computer workstation injuries. Dynamic motions performed during regularly timed breaks decrease muscle tension, increase blood flow and help lessen the chance of injury.

Working long hours at the computer workstation is a way of life. Repetitive strain injuries from computer work are common. Motion exercises and proper ergonomics lower the … Read the rest

Computer Workstation Ergonomics

Correct workstation ergonomics helps lessen the possibility of acquiring a computer workstation-related injury.

Sitting at a computer workstation for hours is unhealthy and leads to Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI.) The human body is built for motion. Prolonged sitting, static positioning and repetitive motions increase the possibility of acquiring a painful and performance limiting condition.

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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

Limping and Back Pain

Limping can be the origin of back pain or a symptom of back pain. Limping occurs when pain, symptoms or weakness in the back or lower extremity alters your gait. The leg on the injured side is not functioning correctly, so it lacks its proper movement pattern. This causes other areas of the body to … Read the rest

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

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