Two Techniques to Lessen Sciatic Nerve Impingement by the Piriformis Muscle

Stretch and foam roll the piriformis muscle to help lessen compression of the sciatic nerve under the piriformis muscle. The powerful combination of stretching and foam rolling helps eliminate the source of Piriformis Syndrome.

Anatomy: The sciatic nerve originates in the gluteal region and travels down the leg. The sciatic nerve is the … Read the rest

Squats for Athletes (Part 4)

Perform squats as the focal point of your strength training to become stronger. Learn proper technique and establish sound training practices by working with a knowledgeable strength and conditioning coach or a certified fitness trainer. A detailed warm-up and cool down are essential for optimizing results and minimizing injury risk. Sufficient rest and recovery between … Read the rest

Thoracic Spine Exercises

Strengthen and stretch the thoracic spine to rehabilitate and prevent injuries. Thick muscles, tendons and ligaments attach the twelve vertebrae of the midback, also known as the thoracic spine, to each other, the ribs, the shoulder blades and the vertebra of the neck and lower back. Perform exercises tailored to eliminate the source of … Read the rest

Stretching with the Exercise Ball

The large exercise ball, known as the fitball, is a valuable tool for stretching the spine and extremities. The spherical shape of the exercise ball makes stretching the spine easier and more effective.

Stretching on the fitball can be performed by beginners and advanced athletes. The fitball is employed by therapy and injury rehabilitation centers … 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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Spine Health: Motion is the Fountain of Youth

The human frame is designed for motion. The human body is engineered to move effectively and efficiently. It is not designed for prolonged sitting on the couch, lengthy drives in a car and long hours at a computer work station.

      Movement brings a wealth of positive effects to the spine. Motion keeps us young … Read the rest