As the summer nears to a close, students begin to prepare for the coming school year. Make sure that the students in your life choose the right backpack and use it correctly! Backpacks that are overloaded or carried improperly can cause back, shoulder and neck pain. Many students sling their packs over one shoulder, leading … Continue reading Be Backpack Smart!
The shoulder is the most mobile of all your joints, therefore shoulder pain and injury are very common. Shoulder pain can even stem from the neck. When a nerve root in the cervical spine is irritated, the pain can radiate into the shoulder, arm, and hand. Shoulder impingement is caused by the tendons of the rotator cuff … Continue reading Don’t Shrug Off Shoulder Pain
For many students and people in the workplace, it may require sitting at a desk often working on a computer for long stretches of time. The negative effects of prolonged sitting have been reported in numerous recent health studies. Researchers theorize that the slow-down of blood flow and decreased metabolism that occurs when we are … Continue reading Stand Up For Health
People of all ages are heeding the advice to get active for the many benefits that exercise offers. It’s always great to get the heart pumping and the endorphins flowing. Being active and physically fit can seem like the healthiest thing for someone to do. However, being physically active increases the risk for injury and the statistics … Continue reading Practice Smarter, Not Harder