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  • The Importance of Abdomen and Core Strength in Reducing Lower Back Pain

    The Importance of Abdomen and Core Strength in Reducing Lower Back Pain

    Low back pain is one of the most common health complaints, and most often, one of the main areas of focus during a massage. A seated posture, which causes a backward tilt of the pelvis, and the shortening and weakening of the core muscles can contribute to lower back pain. The pain can also be…

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    The Importance of Abdomen and Core Strength in Reducing Lower Back Pain
  • Effects of Prolonged Sitting on the Body, and How to Fix It

    Effects of Prolonged Sitting on the Body, and How to Fix It

    Sitting As the New Working Hazard Many people spend the majority of their day sitting for work and their commute. According to some studies, those that sit 8 hours or more throughout the day see the most impact to their health. Now, with many people working from home, the number of people sitting throughout the…

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    Effects of Prolonged Sitting on the Body, and How to Fix It
  • Standing posture

    Standing posture

    Standing desks are gaining in popularity due to the increased understanding that sitting for extended periods of time can cause a variety of issues from back pain to poor circulation. So, the question is, do standing desks help to resolve these problems or do they cause their own set of issues? Our bodies were not…

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    Standing posture
  • Text Neck Syndrome

    Text Neck Syndrome

    In an age where technology has become more and more part of human daily activities, we begin to see how it affects our bodies as well.  As can be seen walking downtown on a regular occurrence, many people are looking down at their phones.  However, doing this too much can lead to something called Text…

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    Text Neck Syndrome
  • Electrolytes

    Electrolytes

    I’m sure you have, by this point, heard of the importance of electrolytes in hydration and replenishing what your body loses through sweat while training, but the importance of electrolytes goes much further than that. An electrolyte is a soluble inorganic compound whose ions will conduct an electrical current in solution (such as water which…

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    Electrolytes
  • Scoliosis – Adapting to a Skeletal Abnormality

    Scoliosis – Adapting to a Skeletal Abnormality

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons states “Scoliosis affects 2-3 percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States” [1]. While persons affected by it can and are generally encouraged to participate in sports and exercise regularly, a good understanding of this skeletal condition is in order so…

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    Scoliosis – Adapting to a Skeletal Abnormality
  • PREVENTING MUSCLE TENSION DURING TRAVEL

    PREVENTING MUSCLE TENSION DURING TRAVEL

    Brrr!! It’s that time of year again when many of us travel (or wish to travel) to warm places to escape the cold. Travel can be a strain on the body whether you’re traveling via plane, train or automobile. Prolonged sitting in a cramped space can cause muscle tension and create pain in the body. …

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    PREVENTING MUSCLE TENSION DURING TRAVEL
  • Understanding Pain

    Understanding Pain

    What is pain? Merriam-Webster defines pain as this: “Usually localized physical suffering associated with bodily disorder (such as a disease or an injury); also: a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort.” [1] While pain was once classified as a sensation measuring the level of…

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    Understanding Pain
  • Assessing the Lower Half: Recognizing Muscular Imbalances Through Postural Assessments

    Assessing the Lower Half: Recognizing Muscular Imbalances Through Postural Assessments

    Assessing someone’s posture could speak volumes. Proper postural alignment allows for optimal neuromuscular efficiency, which produces effective and safe movement. Good posture ensures the muscles of the body are in proper alignment and that there is proper absorption and distribution of forces throughout the kinetic chain. In other words, joint motion is happening the way…

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    Assessing the Lower Half: Recognizing Muscular Imbalances Through Postural Assessments
  • Take a deep breath and improve your athletic performance

    Take a deep breath and improve your athletic performance

    Do you want to shorten recovery time, increase stamina, decrease stress, sharpen your focus, and improve your athletic performance? Take a deep breath and read on! As athletes, the importance of breathing is often overlooked. After all, everyone breathes all day every day, so why think about it? This blog post will explore some breathing…

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    Take a deep breath and improve your athletic performance

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