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Archive for August 2018

How to pick out and adjust the proper backpack for your child

How to pick out and adjust the proper backpack for your child

All of our kids these days are wearing backpacks to school and are actually considered a fashion statement these days. You see some millennials wearing them at events that don’t even warrant a backpack, but are worn because they are perceived as a cool piece of apparel.  So, they’re being used a lot by kids these days. But, are you aware of the hidden dangers behind these backpacks, and the long term effects they have on our bodies? This article is to educate both the children and the adults about buying the right backpack and how to adjust them correctly for the best fit and to reduce the stress they can put on our shoulders, neck, and back. Have you noticed how heavy and big your kid’s backpacks have gotten over the years, even the young kids in elementary school? […]

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Reducing The Two Most Common Overuse Injuries

Reducing The Two Most Common Overuse Injuries

In the past, we have heard the old adage “you only have one body, treat it good”.  So, what happens if we don’t abide by this advice?  I believe that the body will begin to break down at a quicker rate, causing muscle pain, tendinitis, quicker cartilage wear, disc degeneration/herniated discs, etc… Well, this is the reason for this article, to reduce the effects of bad lifting techniques, that will slow down the degenerative effects from poor body mechanics.  Every time we lift, we are putting forces on our limbs and our spine.  When we lift with poor body-mechanics, we place huge stresses on our spine and shoulders; but, if we can change a few simple habits, we can reduce this stress on our body. There are two bad habits, when lifting from the floor, that I would like people […]

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