Posts Tagged "pilates"

Posture: Is It Causing Your Joint Pain?

Posture:  Is It Causing Your Joint Pain?

Common But Not Normal Pretty commonly we hear that having good posture is essential for our health. This is true because having poor posture is often related to the development of bad habits and chronic medical conditions, especially of the musculoskeletal system. Having good posture generates a series of benefits that make day to day life easier and more productive. According to the American Chiropractic Association, “posture is the position in which we hold or bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down.” A correct posture is the result of the proper alignment of the various body parts (bones, muscles, joints, etc.) when submitted to gravity. Without it, we would go...

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Should Your Medical Doctor Send You to a Chiropractor?

In the past, chiropractic care has been controversial in the medical community and seen as an unproven method of pain relief.  However, The American College of Physicians has now officially recognized chiropractic care as the first point of treatment for lower back pain. This means medical doctors who have patients with low back pain are supposed to send their patients to a chiropractor before trying to treat pain with medicine! The role of a chiropractor is to assess and remove physical, chemical, and emotional stress that makes patients unwell. The most basic practice of chiropractic treatment is applying a gentle controlled force to areas of the spine which are not...

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Rotator Cuff Exercises for The Office

Rotator Cuff Exercises for The Office

Doing my rotator cuff exercises like the cat from Chinese food restaurants.   Today I had a 1-1 technical boxing session.  I stopped boxing on a very consistent basis about three years ago when the light bulb went off with left should pain and I thought, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t hit things everyday for fitness if I make my living with my arms.’    I’ve done it all somewhat extensively:  American-style boxing, Muay Thai, kick boxing.  Everything a Jewish girl needs to know.  Strictly for fun and fitness of course. 10 years ago I developed mild left rotator cuff impingement from surfing 24-7 (think: overhead paddling) and not cross training enough to...

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Real Talk: How To Pick The Best Chair For Your Office

Real talk: How do you pick the best chair for your office? Many opinions exist on this topic…not all helpful! The next three minutes will literally save you years of pain and thousands of dollars in wasted and over- promising furniture. (I hate furniture that doesn’t keep its’ promises.) Back pain, headaches, neck pain? All day with the wrong office chair choice. Did you know that most people sit for 40 to 80 hours per week? That is a recipe for chronic pain regardless of how much exercise you do to correct it. Click on the video below  for some very important chair purchasing options as well as what to do if you cannot buy another chair for your...

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Are You Suffering From Trigger Point Pain?

Are You Suffering From Trigger Point Pain?

When it comes to treating joint and muscle pain, not all therapies work for all people and for all conditions and at all times. You ARE a special snowflake! Want to save time, money and the pain of unhelpful treatments?  Getting an accurate diagnosis as to what’s causing your pain will take you a long way 🙂 So let’s specifically chat about trigger points. What makes this muscle pain different from all other muscle pains? A trigger point is an area of hypertonic or tense muscle tissue. Usually the cause of these areas of tension is due to overuse or hyperactive musculature.  Think improper posture, trauma, or repetitive use. Here’s the zinger...

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