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Managing Your Low Back Pain

Low back pain is common and can have serious effects on your normal daily routine. Low back pain can occur due to overuse, strain, or injury. Sometimes too much sitting in the workplace can have negative effects to the health of the spine. The key to preventing low back pain includes keeping the muscles of the back, stomach and legs strong and flexible. 

Avoid Shovelitis of the Spine!

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I’m sure you all have heard of the big storm coming our way this evening and into tomorrow. The one thing we may dread more than heading out onto the roads in the morning is the shoveling we have to do beforehand. Shoveling can be strenuous activity and put a lot of stress on the low back and shoulders if not done with proper form. The repetitive bending, lifting and twisting motions are common and an easy way to injury your back, if you are not careful. The following link provides tips for proper shoveling techniques and ways to prevent you from sustaining a potential injury.

Click here to read about how to avoid injury while shoveling snow. 

Foot Health

on Friday, 29 June 2012.

by Alyssa Gardner

While out hiking, running or walking this summer, it is important to remember foot health and the vital roles your feet play in your recreational activities. Your feet are your base of support, your shock absorbers and they assist in propelling your forward. These essential functions can be affected by common foot problems, especially in running.