Keep Your Back Safe By Lifting Correctly

Keep Your Back Safe By Lifting Correctly

Treating injuries is necessary, but ideally you want your body to be in a position to¬†avoid getting injured in the first place. Lifting correctly while¬†helping a friend with moving, or even doing household chores is essential to avoid injury, especially as we age. Summer time is usually filled with outdoor tasks, such as taking care…

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5 Ways to Avoid a Sports Injury

5 Ways to Stay Away from Sports Injury

Suffering from a sports injury is something that many people face each year. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, or a weekend warrior, the more active you are, the greater the chance for a sports injury to occur. But the good news is that there are 5 great ways to avoid a sports injury. Keep these…

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Are Pain Medications A Good Idea?

Are Pain Medications A Good Idea?

Pain medications aren’t without risk. Long term effects are¬†controversial, because more often than not pain killer users are not well informed. As with any medicine, each person’s reaction to a pain killer will be different from each other. When evaluating the risks behind their usage, it’s best to talk to your doctor about specifics! Risks…

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Quick Fixes For Your Back Pain

Quick Fixes For Your Back Pain

Do you have back pain? If it lasts for over a week, get it checked by a medical professional. If you merely tweaked it, you may be able to recover with some quick fixes. Many times, back pain comes from being too sedentary. Sitting for most of the day will cause the body to adapt…

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How to Exercise Safely with Back Pain

Exercise Safely with Back Pain

The thought of working out with back pain can seem strange or scary, especially when the source of the pain may not be understood. However, you can exercise safely, as long as you are properly informed. Caution translates into resting until it goes away, which happens to be flawed logic. Exercise not only preserves what…

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Our bodies constantly send us feedback. Unfortunately, we have become desensitized to these signals to the extent that sometimes we are unaware of issues until it is too late. Many times, it is only in retrospect do we realize what was missed.¬†According to a report released in 2011 by the Institute of Medicine of the…

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7 Tips for an Injury Free Spring

7 Tips for an Injury Free Spring

Hard to believe, but it seems like we made it past another winter(for the most part!). While some of us aren’t bothered by staying indoors, there are plenty of people who prefer to do their exercise outdoors. Before you go for a run, we wanted to go through¬†our 7 tips for an injury free Spring!…

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Injury Free Shoveling

Injury Free Shoveling

The winter started off calm¬†but hit us hard when Jonas came. Hopefully there won’t be too many more snow storms this year, but we still have at least a month to go. Snow storms mean snow shoveling and with that possible strains, shoulder dislocations, and other injuries. NEWS FLASH – Our society is mainly sedentary….

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Road to Recovery: Shoulder Pain Injury

Road to Recovery: Shoulder Pain Injury

We’re back again this week to continue our Road to Recovery series! This week, the topic is Shoulder Pain Injury.¬†Ever wonder why shoulder pain is so common these days? It’s our daily habits that get us into trouble, and technology doesn’t help. The body is highly adaptable, but that also means it must adapt to…

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Shoulder Packing to Prevent Shoulder Injury

Pack Your Shoulder to Prevent Injury

Learning to pack your shoulder is essential for almost every exercise you do.¬†Shoulder packing¬†will not only protect it, but will also give you more leverage when doing pulling or pressing movements such as Lat Pulldowns or Bench Pressing. What is Shoulder Packing? The shoulder joint has high amounts of¬†mobility¬†which is a good thing because it…

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