Posture Tips: How To Ease Aches and Pains At Work

We have this question asked often by clients who have aches & pains. (It’s a common question we often get asked about posture)… “Brad, I’ve recently had Repetitive Strain Injury from work and although I’ve been given a wrist rest for when I’m on the computer, I still seem to suffer from bad posture. What would help improve my posture at work??…’  – Clare, 49, Danforth A lot of people underestimate the power of great posture and the advantages it can provide [...]

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Six Ways to Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Are you hunched over all day? Do you have rounded shoulders? Suffering from neck and shoulder pain? Most of the population spend their days internally rotated, going to the gym to work chest and back, neglecting the small but essential rotator cuff muscles that keep their shoulder girdle in balance. When the external rotators are neglected, shoulder problems can arise and the prime movers will shut down when under high tension, and you may experience a sharp pain in the [...]

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Common Causes of Neck Pain & 1 Real Solution

Over 80% of North Americans will suffer from neck pain in their lifetime. Our necks are susceptible to injury of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. By being aware of our posture, performing regular stretching and strengthening exercises, and treatments, together we can prevent and alleviate neck pain. At LINK, our goal is to treat the underlying cause of neck pain and the associated symptoms. Common causes of neck pain Neck pain from texting or using the computer for too long Waking up with horrible neck pain [...]

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4 Reasons Why Your Struggling with Constipation & Easy Solutions!

Often clients complain about how clean they eat but still experience mild gastrointestinal distress. You may be eating gluten, dairy, soy, corn, nightshade free, but still experience constipation or other gastrointestinal distress. Learn how to overcome constipation naturally. Other symptoms of gastrointestinal malfunction may be gas bloating headache burping reflux neck, shoulder, middle and lower back pain fatigue after eating abdominal distension constant hunger bowel irregularity muscle and joint aches  These symptoms are not part of normal digestion. If you experience any of these symptoms, try ruling out the causes below: 1. Dehydration Dry [...]

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Are Your Injuries a Result of Chronic Stress?

The one thing that so often prevents so many people from enjoying activities is an injury. Yet, many people are constantly injured. Many more seem to be nursing that bum knee or weak ankle. Healing an injury 100% involves a lot more than exercise rehab and anti-inflammatory drugs. Making sure all injuries stay at bay is a stress level and nutrition matter. You do not just wake up one day with a sore knee or neck, and you do not [...]

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TMJ & Chronic Joint Pain – A Common Correlation

The above is the homunculus representation of how our brain is unevenly distributed to different body parts.  The bigger the body part represented, the more processing our brain dedicates to those regions.  For example, the hand is very large compared to the arm; that is because we need way more brain power to control all the fine motor movements of our hand then just doing bicep curls with our arms. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint), which you can see, it takes [...]

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Text Neck?

Text neck is a term we are all guilty of practising. Prolonged used of smartphone use causes an increase in forward pressure and load on the cervical spine. Forward neck posture causes an increase in pressure on the small cervical muscles, joints and disc. Kenneth Hansraj, a New York back surgeon, stated, “As the head tilts forward the forces seen by the neck surges to 27 pounds at 15 degrees, 40 pounds at 30 degrees, 49 pounds at 45 degrees and [...]

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How To Overcome Low Back Pain Once And For All!

Causes of Low Back Pain The most common cause of low back pain is postural stress. Poor posture, prolonged bending in a working position, heavy lifting, standing or lying down for a long time in a suboptimal position can lead to back pain. Weakness in the core may cause spinal pain as well as an increased chance of injury.  Loss of integrity in the lower back Most people suffer from a flattened lower back over a long period of time causing long [...]

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Are You Suffering From Low Back Pain?

Tiana Ringer, Physiotherapist at LINK, talks about lower back pain and how treatment along with strengthening and stretches can help The most common condition, by far, of all the musculoskeletal injuries that I see in my physiotherapy practice is lower back pain. Low back pain causing sciatica can be one of the most debilitating of them all. The most common question I get from patients is usually how do I get better? Which is then followed by, how did this happen? Causes of lower [...]

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How To Fix Old Injuries And Enjoy Life Again – Pain Free!

Do you ever wonder why you can’t do the things you used to do when you were younger? Things such as walking, running, jumping? Are you telling your friends you can’t take them up on their offer to play in that softball or volleyball league with them because of that old hip or knee injury, the nagging shoulder pain, or the wrist soreness? Have you told your buddies that the flag football or basketball games are now just a distant memory [...]

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