5 Ways to Alleviate Neck Discomfort in the Gym

5 Ways to Alleviate Neck Discomfort in the Gym

Have you been experiencing some intense neck discomfort recently, with perhaps a slight soreness or loss of ROM (range of motion) from your neck to your upper back? The cervical spine is an amazing structure that supports the entire range of our skeletal system from the head, down to our hips, allowing for functional flexibility and…

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3 Common Injuries With Police and Firefighters

3 Common Injuries With Police and Firefighters

If you were thinking ‘what are common injuries for someone in the emergency services, you might immediately start assuming the worst. Law enforcement? Bullets. Firefighters? Burns. Search and rescue? Falls. This isn’t the full story. If any of these things occur, something has gone badly wrong and decades of planning, prevention, simulation and training have failed…

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How To Avoid Text Neck [VIDEO]

How To Avoid Text Neck [VIDEO]

The average American spends about 4 hours each day staring at their phone, whether its for texting, social media, sending emails, etc. Constantly straining your neck in a “texting position” can have long term consequences, such as compromised posture. To avoid this, we must counteract text neck with daily stretches and exercises. Today, we are…

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How To Alleviate Neck Pain [VIDEO]

How To Alleviate Neck Pain

Has your neck been feeling stiff or tight? Have you been experiencing migraines? Neck pain is very common with people who work at a desk for most or all of the day. People that sit at a desk, or drive a vehicle tend to be especially prone to neck pain due to posture and a sedentary lifestyle….

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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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Fix Your Desk Job Posture

Fix Your Desk Job Posture

There are many detrimental health effects from sitting for 8+ hours per day, such as neck pain, shoulder pain, and low back pain. Solutions to this posture problem include utilizing standing desks or stability ball chairs, but to address the root cause of the problem, you will need to strengthen weakened muscles while releasing the tight ones….

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Whiplash is a Pain in the Neck!

SportsMed Physical Therapy - Whiplash

Whiplash is actually not a medical term, but it is the common word used to describe a range of neck injuries that occur after a sudden acceleration/deceleration force that causes a back and forth movement of the head and/or neck. It is commonly associated with car accidents where the victim is rear ended, but whiplash can also…

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