Last year an 83 year-old patient (let’s call her Kay) came to my clinic very discouraged. She said she went to the doctor because of back pain and stiffness and was told she had arthritis. She was distraught as she lives alone, is very active and felt that she was doomed to live in pain. Funny thing… Continue reading 11 Tips to Avoid Aches, Pains and Injury While Working in Your Garden or Yard This Spring
In the past, whenever I’ve heard someone say that posture is important, or that you can do damage if you don’t sit or stand correctly I didn’t quite pay attention to the importance of it. There is nothing worse than hearing: “Stand up straight, or ”sit properly”, and “stop slouching!” However sometimes it can’t be… Continue reading Neck And Shoulder Pain?? You’re Going To Want To ‘Sit up And Read This’
Many people come up to me and ask me what I think about good old “normal” stiffness. A lot of the problems with stiffness is that people tend to think that if you’re stiff you should just rest until it goes. Wrong. Ultimately the action that keeps you from being stiff is moving. I’m not… Continue reading Easing Everyday Stiffness: What Your Body Wants You To Do!