Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.… Read more

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Category: Exercise Tips

10 Ways to Keep Your Shoulders Working

When your shoulders are sore, even everyday activities like brushing your hair, driving or reaching for something in the cupboard can cause pain. That’s when you have to develop healthy habits to protect your shoulders from injury to remain mobile. Your shoulders form the crux from where all your arm movements begin.…

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How to Properly Pick Things Up

Whether you’re in the process of doing a thorough spring cleaning, tackling big clean-up projects in your yard, helping a friend move or doing heavy lifting as part of your job, protect your back when doing any lifting. Lower back pain, often from improper lifting, is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor.…

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Stretches for Seniors

George Bernard Shaw once said that “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement, and it has an application to your body. The older you get, if you’re like many people, the less likely you are to engage in physical activity.…

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Techniques for Safe Weightlifting

You don’t need to be interested in body-building to practice safe weightlifting. The effects of healthful weightlifting habits help you treat back pain as well as build back strength. Rely on experienced guidance from your physical therapist at the Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) to develop a regular routine and safe habits.…

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Shoulder Injuries Don’t Happen Just to Athletes

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, but that freedom of movement makes it susceptible to injuries. Injuries to the shoulder usually involve tendons, ligaments and muscles, rather than bone. Shoulder injuries are common, even in people who don’t participate in any kind of athletics, and they can affect other areas of your body, such as your neck and back.…

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Lifting Weights and Your Shoulders

Lifting weights is a great way to improve your posture, increase your strength, gain bone density and increase your metabolism. But too much can hurt your shoulders. Shoulder joints have a large range of motion. You use them in daily activities such as raking, throwing, reaching and picking up your children.…

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Core Exercises: Pros and Cons

The core of your body revolves around the muscles in your abdomen, sides and back. Your core also includes the majority of your spine. If your core muscles are weak, your back is at a greater risk of injury from lifting.…

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