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Whiplash

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

When we hear the term, “whiplash”, we often think of an injury to the neck during a car accident. But what is “whiplash”? What happens to the neck and what are the physical signs and symptoms? What can be done for treatment? How long does it take to get better? All great questions. Whiplash is one of those injuries that is unexpected, unplanned for, and along with the other hassles and inconveniences of a car accident, frustrating! Let’s take a moment to answer those questions and help all understand what to expect, what to do, and what not do if you or someone you care about sustains a whiplash injury. 

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The Transfer of Energy Through The C-Spine of the Rotational Athlete

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

In physics there is a law of the conservation of energy, which states that energy is neither created nor destroyed but rather transforms from one form to another.  This is relevant when it comes to athletics; we take a stationary person or object and need to impart movement upon that activity.  Nowhere is this truer than with the rotational athlete who is required to transmit force in all three planes of motion.  He or she needs to be able to properly move, while being stable, to perform an athletic movement properly and pain-free.  Everything begins with the spine, where mobility increases as we move toward the head. 

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Ergonomics and Neck Pain

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The majority of American workers sit at work all day. Prolonged poor positioning can cause postural deviations which may eventually result in back and neck pain. Forward head posture (where the ear sits forward of the shoulder) can result from poor positing at the workstation. This causes an increase in load to the neck. For every inch the head moves forward it puts an extra 4.5KG load to the neck which can cause damage to the surrounding joints and musculature. Simple changes in the positioning of the desk, chair and workstation can improve posture and prevent injury.  

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Wrist and Hand Ergonomics

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Hand and wrist pain is one of the most disabling and irritating pain to suffer from because we need our hands for everything. It’s what we use for work, self care, child care, and connecting with our environment. Whenever pain or numbness/ tingling is present in the hands, it can be very difficult to distract ourselves from it. This blog is meant to address some common reasons for general hand pain/ numbness that individuals may feel due to working desk jobs. Due to the importance of correct diagnosis for hand/ wrist symptoms, please seek help from an experienced health care practioner to make sure your impairments are addressed correctly. 

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