The Backpack Guide

The Backpack Guide: What to look for and how to wear them! Back to school season is upon us, and you might be in the search for a new backpack for yourself or for your children. We would like to share this Backpack Guide to help you make better choices for backpacks to help keep your spine and joints healthy and pain-free. Backpack Guide: Backpacks are great if used correctly Backpacks are a practical way for students to carry books and supplies.  They are designed to redistribute load through some of the bigger and stronger muscles of the body. But, more [...]

Exercises to Help With Your Back Pain: The McGill BIG 3!

Exercises to Help With Your Back Pain: The McGill BIG 3!  Did you know that athletes still get back pain? A strong muscular back does not mean you no longer get back pain. Often training for performance can lead to an overload on your tissues, which can lead to a risk of injury. There are some key, evidence-based exercises to help with your back pain.  This is why it is important to train for back health. Whether you spend time in the gym or not. It has been shown that muscular endurance is far more important than muscular strength when preventing [...]

Office Ergonomics: A Summary of Design Considerations

I am often asked how to properly set up an office space so that it is ergonomically better. Here is a list of things to consider when setting up your office space to make the office ergonomics better. Computer workstations: The monitor & keyboard positions, lighting and seating are especially important in preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders & eye discomfort. These aspects should be taken into consideration to prevent discomfort &/or injury. - Neutral posture at the keyboard & mouse-arms comfortably at the sides, elbows approximately at 90 degrees, forearms parallel to floor, knees slightly below hips & wrists straight - Chairs [...]

A Quick Guide to Spine Alignment

Understanding how spine alignment works is crucial if you want to isolate the root causes of all sorts of back and neck pain. Closely linked to our posture, spine alignment is what literally determines whether we can stand up straight every day or not.   And yet, despite its evident importance to all things posture and back pain-related, there seems to be a lot of confusion as to what spine alignment entails, and what can be done to maintain solid alignment as you age. How is it that so little is written about such a vital area of physical well-being?   [...]

By |2019-01-21T18:10:28+00:00September 15, 2018|Back Pain, Neck Pain|0 Comments

Tips to Alleviate Neck and Back Pain While Driving

For many people, it can feel as though the bulk of your days is time spent sitting down rather than actually moving around.  Whether seated at your office desk or driving through the daily commute, your posture can be compromised setting you up for back and neck pain. In fact, back pain is a common side effect of long hours spent on the road and amongst habitual drivers. Your body feels the impact not only from the prolonged sitting but also from the side swaying on the roads, driving over speed bumps and other vibrations, which can take its toll on [...]

By |2018-08-20T16:49:16+00:00August 28, 2018|Back Pain, Neck Pain|0 Comments
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