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Ergonomics

Ergonomics has been a hot word in the last few years. Broken down, ergonomics simply means the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. As you can see from the image, this is the ‘ideal’ set up when working with a monitor. Main takeaway is to take breaks. No matter how perfect your ergonomic [...]

Ergonomics2019-09-09T14:32:47-04:00

Bird Dog

Another great exercise to help strengthen your core muscles, as well as to decrease lower back pain. Try performing 8-10 repetitions, 2-3 times a day.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cQaCjZ8yi0

Bird Dog2019-08-31T11:44:50-04:00

Use it or Lose it

If you ever had the unfortunate experience of breaking a bone - you would know what usually comes after it. Oftentimes, you get a cast made out of plaster. The purpose of a cast is to rigidly protect and immobilize the injured area. It serves to hold the broken bone in proper alignment to prevent [...]

Use it or Lose it2019-08-20T09:46:05-04:00

I have back pain, shouldn’t I just lay in bed and rest?

If this question was asked about 70 years ago, then the answer would have been yes. Yes you have pain, yes you should stay in bed and “rest”. However, with the emergence of modern day medicine and evidence based science, researchers and practitioners found that bed rest is actually not very effective in helping you [...]

I have back pain, shouldn’t I just lay in bed and rest?2019-08-10T21:39:21-04:00

Glute Bridge Exercise for Lower Back Pain

Another great exercise I recommend to help manage and prevent lower back pain is the glute bridge. Simple lie on your back lift your pelvis up. Remember to keep your back nice and neutral. Perform 10 repetitions and 3 sets. Remember performing these exercises once in a blue moon will not have the same effect [...]

Glute Bridge Exercise for Lower Back Pain2019-07-31T10:30:51-04:00

Core Exercise: Dead Bug

Dead Bug Exercise: Lie on your back on a flat surface. Position your arms and legs as shown. Gradually lower your right leg and left arm. Slowly bring your right leg and left arm back in starting position. Then lower your left leg and right arm. Repeat for 8-10 repetitions, 2-3x per day. This is [...]

Core Exercise: Dead Bug2019-07-15T20:16:09-04:00

Flat feet. What’s that?

Flat feet (pes planus) is a very common condition that many people have. It simply refers to the collapse of the arch in our foot.    Interesting fact - most sprinters have high arches (except Usain Bolt - he doesn’t need them). High arches gives a biomechanical advantage with respect to force production. Most of [...]

Flat feet. What’s that?2019-07-07T14:57:33-04:00

Is Pain always Bad?

Pain = Bad ?  Is pain always bad? This is a common question I get asked a lot and for many, the answer would depend on each unique situation. Pain is by itself a (neutral) signal. It is a signal that gets processed by the brain that there is something going on and that you [...]

Is Pain always Bad?2019-06-26T16:21:35-04:00

Big toe pain? Could be bunions.

Bunions aka Hallux Valgus A bunion is basically a bump on the inside of the foot, which eventually causes the big toe to point towards your second toe. Bunions may be hereditary, as they often run in families. In addition, footwear that does not fit properly may cause bunions, especially shoes with tight toe boxes [...]

Big toe pain? Could be bunions.2019-06-17T12:17:22-04:00

Which pillow is good?

What pillow should I sleep on? I get asked this question a lot and the answer is ... it depends! Everyone has a different sleeping preference and there is no one size fits all. However, the pillow that I sleep on - is this one. It is good because it can accommodate both side and [...]

Which pillow is good?2019-06-04T21:16:11-04:00