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Alleviating Back Pain by Justin Price, M.A
In today's world, people spend increasing amounts of time sitting. Whether driving, working on the computer, or watching television, these seated postures are often characterized by a rounded upper back and shoulders. Over time, this stooped position in the thoracic spine can cause alignment problems and pain in both the upper and lower back. Click here to READ MORE.
Alleviating Knee Pain by Justin Price, M.A.
Many people suffer from mild to severe knee pain that prevents them from engaging in activities they enjoy such as hiking, playing tennis, or simply walking. They blame the knee for their woes, yet the cause of their problem may not be the knees at all. Click here to READ MORE or click here to download pdf file
Strengthening the Lateral Chain for Pain-Free Walking by Justin Price, M.A.
Research into recreation habits around the globe have shown that walking is rated as the most popular form of physical activity on the planet. Yet many people experience discomfort and pain during the movement. Consequently, individuals may choose to find an alternative form of getting around, such as driving a car (for errands within walking distance), or continuing to walk despite the pain. Thereby, as movements become more imbalanced and compensatory, more pain and dysfunction is created. Either way, people that experience pain when walking are ultimately prevented from leading a fit and fully functional lifestyle. Click here to READ MORE.
Assessing and Correcting Excessive Lumbar Lordosis to Minimize Back Pain by Justin Price, M.A.
The human body is designed to be upright. Whether you believe in evolution or creationism, the same runs true. We are bipedal creatures designed to stand erect with the spine on top of pelvis, and the pelvis on top of the legs. Our bodies have two very important elements to assist in maintaining an upright posture. First, large gluteus maximus muscles push the hips forward into extension. Secondly, a curvature in the lumbar spine arches the spine upward and backward to lift the torso on top of the hips.Click here to READ MORE.
Addressing and Correcting Overpronation to Decrease Joint Stress by Justin Price, M.A.
The foot and ankle complex is extremely important to the overall function of the human body. Since it is the only structure that interacts with the ground while in an upright position, the foot and ankle complex is directly responsible for the distribution of weight and pressure throughout the body when the forces of kinetic energy, gravity and the ground collide. Therefore, it is imperative that the foot and ankle complex is fully functional and doing its job correctly to ensure that the force of gravity is properly dissipated throughout the rest of the body. Click here to READ MORE.
Multi Planar Stretching for the Two-Joint Hip Flexors by Anthony Carey
I realize it is called the BOSU® Balance Trainer (BT). Of course it provides an environment in which to challenge balance mechanisms in a variety of ways. However, the same design and materials that have become synonymous with balance also have a hidden benefit. Click here to READ MORE