World Spine Day is on October 16 and brings awareness to spinal pain and disability around the world. Join us in bringing awareness and understanding to conditions of the spine by promoting physical activity, good posture, and responsible lifting techniques.
Proper Lifting Techniques
One of the most important rules is to never lift something you may struggle with. If it is too heavy, ask for help. Heavy lifting may cause you to sacrifice good form and lead to injury.
Keep your back straight and your spine in a neutral position. Make sure you are wearing good shoes and your feet are planted firmly on the ground. While keeping your head straight, bend at the knees and lift with your legs.
What Is A Neutral Spine?
The neutral spine is the natural curve of the spine when standing. It is imperative to maintain this position to maintain good posture and reduce injury. Good posture is the practice of maintaining a healthy, upright position that works to reduce stress on the spine and joints. It can improve breathing, help with digestion, and reduce fatigue. Improving your posture has also been shown to have a significant impact on pain levels in individuals with chronic pain conditions. Our exercise physiologists, and fitness trainers can provide a digital posture analysis to help you understand how to use your body optimally.
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For a more personalized assessment, contact us to schedule a consultation with a board certified Hoag Concierge physician and exercise physiology staff. We offer a wide variety of comprehensive health screenings and testing that can help you gain insight into your health. Start building muscle today! Call us at 949-629-2600 or click here to schedule an appointment.
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