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Postural Problems

Posted by Robert Niemeier on January 2, 2010 at 10:02 AM Comments comments (0)

Bad posture is responsible for about 60 percent of the patients that I see.


 

Most back pain

Almost all shoulder problems

Lots of knee problems

Most Neck pain


 

What to do about it?


Don't slump

  1. Think about keeping shoulders back and chest up.
  2. Here are some tip for improving posture from Spine-Health


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Baseball (Thrower's Ten)

Posted by Robert Niemeier on January 1, 2010 at 7:43 PM Comments comments (0)

For those who might be planning on playing baseball this season, add these exercises to your program.

 

Just Google Throwers Ten or click on this link

 

www.asmi.org/SportsMed/throwing/thrower10.PDF


 

It's a series of exercises that have been designed to enhance your rotator cuff muscles and general throwing motion.  It may help you throw harder or prevent injury.

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Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Posted by Robert Niemeier on January 1, 2010 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Introduction

 

Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer's elbow. This does not mean that only golfers have this condition. But the golf swingis a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitiveactivities can also lead to golfer's elbow: throwing, chopping woodwith an ax, running a chain saw, and using many types of hand tools.Any activities that stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptomsof golfer's elbow.

 

This guide w...

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