In today’s video I show you how to stretch the Sternocleidomastoid (or SCM) muscle step by step. According to research the SCM muscle is one of the shortened/overactive muscles that is associated with forward head posture. So if you’re serious about correcting your posture you will want to stretch this muscle. [Read more…] about Easy Sternocleidomastoid Stretch (SCM) – Posture Correction
According to this research article The most common source of low back pain in individuals is degenerative disc disease and herniated disc in the low back.
In our 7 safe exercises for herniated disc article we cover some of the exercises we recommend for you to try, but in this article (below) we list several herniated disc exercises to avoid, as well as some of the main activities one should not do with a herniated disc. Please note, these are applicable to a bulging disc also. [Read more…] about Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc Exercises To Avoid
As you may already know maintaining good posture at your desk is a huge factor in improving your spine’s health.
An improper monitor position can trigger back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as contribute to poor posture. [Read more…] about How High Should My Computer Monitor Be?
In today’s video I (Leon) show 3 easy Thoracic Mobility Exercises that you can do at home or at the office.
The Thoracic spine refers to the Upper back and mid back area – which often gets really tight.
This study found that Thoracic Kyphosis (Hunched posture) increases with age – Especially after 40 years of age.
And another study noted that as we age our Thoracic spines lose mobility in all directions. [Read more…] about 3 Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises
Neck (Cervical) pain is a common condition that often becomes chronic in nature, with prevalence ranging from 30% to 50% over the course of 12 months.
Problems with the Cervical facet joints are one of the most common sources of neck pain – a 2004 study found that prevalence of facet joint pain in patients with chronic cervical spine pain is approximately 55%. The good news is that conservative care, including stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as postural correction, can often help to minimize the symptoms of cervical facet joint syndrome. [Read more…] about Cervical Facet Joint Pain – Treatment & Exercises