5 Stretches to Bring with you When You’re on the Go
Life never seems to slow down. A work event, then a workout followed by a musical for the kids – it doesn’t stop. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t enough time to get anything done. Tight muscles can pop up due to poor posture or stress throughout life’s busyness so let’s take a look at some easy stretches you can do on the go!
3 Ways to Manage Your Back Pain
The Athletico blog has many resources available to its readers about mitigating and finding relief for back pain. I intend to provide a few more ways to help manage back pain in this blog. This blog will give you a framework to help manage your symptoms and get some form of relief to allow you to live your life with less pain and give you a sense of self-efficacy to help manage your back pain symptoms.
Backpacks and Back Pain
It’s back-to-school season. Parents and kids will be shopping for school supplies and one item on many lists will be a new backpack. Before heading back to school, parents and kids should know there are recommended and not recommended ways to wear and use a backpack. Improperly fit backpacks or backpacks that are too heavy can lead to poor posture. Poor posture can be a cause of low back or neck pain.
Treating Your Back Pain Forever
In our modern day world where we find ourselves increasingly commuting longer distances by car to spend days rooted to a desk or computer, followed by a return commute, afternoon driving kids to practices and attending meetings, and an evening on the couch in the company of televisions, tablets, and smartphones, it is not a mystery why our backs may feel tight. And, more importantly, why the best treatment may not be stretching.
Stretch of the Week: Seated Straight Leg Twist
April’s fourth and final stretch is very similar to week one’s Reclined Straight Leg Twist, but is performed in a sitting position instead of laying down. This stretch is called Seated Straight Leg Twist and will stretch the side, back, and hamstring muscles.
Stretch of the Week: Easy Seated Twist
In our second week of twists this month, we will be stretching the inner thigh and back muscles. This stretch is called Easy Seated Twist.
Pre-Round Golf Stretches to Enhance Mobility
Golf season is finally approaching, which means it is time to dust off the clubs, break out the plaid pants and warm up your muscles. Properly swinging a golf club requires precise muscle coordination and sequencing of movement across numerous joints within the body, specifically the back. During the back-swing and follow-through, rotation of the trunk is required to effectively position the club for consistently accurate golf shots. This trunk rotation is facilitated by movement through the spine, specifically the thoracic spine.