We develop a muscle imbalance in our necks due to the head forward posture we talked about last week. As a result of the head forward posture, our muscles in the front of our neck get weak and lengthened and the muscles in the back of your neck get stronger and tighter. A great analogyContinue Reading »
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A healthy mind and body will thank you when you hit your thirties. The moment you hit 18, your body tends to go downhill – it may not be as noticeable in your twenties or thirties, but your forties will reveal a body that is losing its balance, flexibility and strength. Yoga is one ofContinue Reading »
Shin splints is a common term used to describe pain on the anterior/medial shinbone area. It’s often the result of doing too much, too soon with activity. The muscles such as the inside of the lower leg and the calf muscles can become overworked and their repetitive contraction can result in inflammation. Risk Factors Include:Continue Reading »
Health and Hip Flexibility Our hips are incredibly important for our muscle strength in many areas of the body. The continuous misuse of our hip extensions really add up. You may not realise the extent, but it could be an injury waiting to happen. In general, we sit too much. This impacts our hip mobilityContinue Reading »
It is a physician’s initial role to diagnose and classify back pain as acute (not caused by a serious medical condition and lasts shorter than one month) or chronic (persistent back pain). Generally, there are four types of back pain: sinister, inflammatory, neurogenic and mechanical. Most cases of chronic back pain are mechanical – painContinue Reading »