How to nagging muscle tension at work

The creeping, nagging muscle tension that occurs while sitting at the computer affects us all. So we change our posture, change from sitting to standing, add lumbar supports,  try foam rolls, and use postural support contraptions. Sometimes these tools help but often it doesn’t. What else is there? This video offers a different perspective in […]

Finding freedom from back pain: part 2

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Individuals with chronic low back pain have greater difficulty in engaging in positive lifestyle behaviours than those without back pain. -Andrew M. Briggs   Welcome to part 2 of finding freedom from back pain. In my previous article, I described 7 strategies which included pain education and lifestyle factors. Lifestyle factors are equally as important […]

7 Strategies to find freedom from back pain

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Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. -Robert Gary Lee   Do Not Fear Back pain is so common yet so debilitating. In fact, it is one of the top reasons for people to seek out physical therapy. Sadly, there has been a 423% increase in expenditures for opioids for back pain. When you are […]

The pelvic floor connection: breathing is better than kegels

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Everything is Connected Are you trying to remember to do your kegels but left wondering if it is even accomplishing anything? You aren’t alone. There is no one size fits all exercise! In the case of pelvic floor dysfunction, kegels are not the savior.  Pelvic floor symptoms can include tightness, weakness, pressure, heaviness, leakage, and […]

Change Your Posture By Breathing

 Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.” – Maya Angelou Posture The typical way we are told to fix our posture is to stand up straight, lift your head, and throw your shoulders back. To maintain this position as the only way to gain true correct posture is […]