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Trainers/Therapists, use these (Underrated) Micro-breaks for the chair prone!

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Corrective exercise is sexy. It’s awesome that we as coaches/clinicians can have such an impact on individuals through a movement intervention to decrease pain/dysfunction and improve mobility.

But we should NEVER even be there in the first place. Continue reading

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Low Back Pain: 4 Forgotten Tips

Here’s an article I wrote for the general pop to hand out locally:

Low Back Pain: 4 Forgotten Tips

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Back pain sucks. And it shouldn’t stop you from doing the things you love. Researchers from the University of Waterloo have found that the mechanism for disc herniation is highly repetitive flexion and extension motions of the spine. Imagine your spine as a metal coat hanger: a couple of bends back and forth may be ok, but if it continues it will ultimately lead to failure!

Indeed, not being able to stabilize effectively through the core muscles and maintain a neutral position will place excessive repetitive stress on your spine and cause low back issues.

Here are 4 things to consider when managing back pain… Continue reading

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