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Easy & Effective: Brugger’s Postural Relief Exercise

When looking at the body, each muscle group has a primary role it plays in maintaining proper function and movement. Although there is some overlap, generally these muscles can be categorized into 2 groups – postural and dynamic.

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Two Exercises for Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, or Tennis Elbow, can be a very painful condition. In some cases, it can persist and become chronic or can reoccur with repetitive activities. Athletes who require repetitive movements, as well as those whose jobs require recurring elbow and wrist function are the most likely to suffer.

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Tennis Elbow: What is it? How do I get relief?

Lateral Epicondylitis is a painful condition in the elbow, commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow. Although inflammation is present with the initial onset, scarring in the soft tissues is the biggest factor leading to prolonged pain. This mechanism is due to overloading the tissues’ repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.  

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The Effect Of Forward Head Posture On The Neck

You know that little neck movement you make when you’re about to say “DUH” to someone? Or ever feel like your eyes are about 6 inches from the computer screen and the only way to see the words is to keep moving your head closer? Then after a while of holding that position, you start to get all stiff and sore around your neck? If you know what I’m talking about, you’ve felt the strain this position puts on your neck. This is known as forward head posture and can contribute to neck pain, headaches, pain between the shoulder blades, shoulder pain, and more.

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Slouching Affects More Than Just Your Back!

I think we can all agree that the longer we sit at work, in the classroom, or in front of a TV we tend to find ourselves slouched and slumped over, especially towards the end of the day. We all do it, if someone tells you they never have bad posture, they’re lying! Everyone knows that slouching and poor posture can lead to backaches and pains, but there are other lesser-known consequences that can develop as a result of this. Many of these can be avoided by developing good habits!

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Can Tight Hips Lead To Low Back Pain?

Short answer: Absolutely! Let’s take a closer look at two separate muscle groups and their relationship with low back pain. These two muscle groups include the hip flexors and the deep hip rotators. The vast majority of society will sit for the majority of the day and become less active with aging. The result of this is tight hip flexors, a change in the position of the pelvis, loss of hip mobility/range of motion, and among other things can lead to low back pain.

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