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    Most people are unaware of the wide variety of causes of neck pain. These can include poor posture and ergonomics, strains from falling or sleeping in an awkward position, general neck weakness, chronic pain patterning, overall neural conditioning, and in most cases a combination of the above. Decreasing activity level, sitting at work and in the car, crouching over our laptops and phones, are all habits and traits common of the twenty-first century. This in combination w...
Posted on 2019-01-16
The current trend in ergonomics has been to promote the health benefits of adjustable or sit-stand workstations. However, according to many of the latest ergonomic research, too much focus has been placed on standing more and sitting less. The more important focus should be balancing both postural positions throughout the day and working on maintaining good body posture.   This has not only been substantiated with many ergonomists, but also holds true in my many years of exp...
Posted on 2018-09-28
The debate of static or dynamic stretching has been raising eyebrows for the past few years in regards to proper and effective sports warm-ups. Static stretching refers to bringing your muscle to a point of tension (when you feel the pull in it) and holding it there for around 30-45 seconds. Dynamic stretching, while still bringing muscles to a point of tension, involves doing so through movement.            For a very long time, the though...
Posted on 2018-05-18
In the cycling world there are many common injuries seen on a day to day basis. Some of these injuries come from the repetative motions but others come from the bad posture, body mechanics and positioning.  Cycling is an activity that requires you to maintain a position in which your back is flexed for long periods of time, placing great demands on your neck. Which in turn not only causes neck pain but trickles down into the upper back as well.  As most of us are not profes...
Posted on 2018-05-18
Benching is one of the core components of a weight-lifting program but it can also be a common source of shoulder pain.  Here are some tips on managing this! Don’t forget about the warm-up. New to warming up before your workout? Check out our previous blog post to guide you through a proper warm-up.  4 Take Home Lessons to Perform Better: 1) Improve your thoracic extension - A lack of extension in the spine can result in a chain of events that causes a pi...
Posted on 2018-03-29
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