Athlete stretching neck to show how to warm up before playing sports.

How to Warm Up for Sports: The Ultimate Guide

Both youth and adult athletes are at greater risk (for somewhat obvious reasons) for lower back and neck injuries, especially overuse injuries, as the result of physical activity. In order to play sports safely and reduce the risk of injury, you need to warm up properly. Static vs Dynamic Stretches One of the most important […]

Winter Discomfort

The winter months may be difficult for those suffering from back and neck discomfort. Cold weather can cause vasoconstriction which is a reduced flow of blood to areas of the body. The body compensates by sending more blood to the core, which results in less blood flow to the extremities. This is why people with […]


Stretching is important to prevent back pain and other injuries. No matter your age or fitness level, stretching can help you feel better by maintaining the health of muscles in different parts of the body including those that support our spines. Staying active with activities like yoga (or even just walking) helps keep blood flowing […]

Practice Proper Shoveling Techniques

Remember to practice proper shoveling techniques. When at all possible PUSH the snow aside instead of lifting. If lifting is unavoidable be sure to square your shoulders and hips and avoid turning. Remember to bend at the hips and knees, not the lower back. You should never toss a load, but rather walk over and […]

Staying Hydrated

If you’ve made the new years resolution to get healthier try something simple to start. Drinking water and staying hydrated can have many positive health benefits. Your body needs a MINIMUM of 2 liters of water every single day, sometimes even more, if you maintain an active lifestyle. Improper hydration can increase the likelihood of […]

Staying Active

More and more, doctors are recommending that people stay active to reduce pain rather than prescribing rest. This is because staying active––whether it’s stretching daily or exercising––helps to boost circulation; strengthen back and neck muscles while increasing flexibility – which can help prevent strains and sprains from occurring! If you’ve made the resolution to be […]

Winter is the time of year when…

Winter is the time of year when people are most likely to develop back or neck pain. The cold winter months can be tough on your body, especially if you’re not prepared. Whether you live in a colder climate or just spend more time indoors during this season, it’s important to know how to prevent […]

It’s no secret that sitting around too much…

It’s no secret that sitting around too much isn’t good for your health. In fact, it can lead to back and neck pain. It also increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and depression. The thing is that most people don’t realize how much time they’re spending in a seated position […]

Back pain is a very common problem…

Back pain is a very common problem that can have debilitating effects on your life. Most back and neck injuries are caused by wear and tear over time, but some injuries can be sudden, such as falling or lifting something heavy. These types of incidents may cause more serious injury to the spine than you […]


How to Prevent Autumn Back Pain: Stretching  Back pain can be caused by a number of factors. One way to avoid back pain is to stretch your muscles regularly, especially the ones in your back and neck. Stretching for as little as 10 minutes a day relieves tension, improves blood flow, and prevents muscle spasms. […]