We are all adjusting to new ways of doing things, including children learning from home and taking classes online. Compared to adults, kids are less likely to feel pain from improper workstation ergonomics and can tolerate them for a longer period of time before developing musculoskeletal issues. However, long periods of time in non-ergonomic positions […]
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We are all adjusting to new ways of doing things, including working from home or taking classes online. When you’re working or studying from home, you may find yourself at a new workstation such as the dining room table. Working at a non-ergonomic workstation can cause low back pain, shoulder strain, neck pain, and headaches. […]
Warm up before physical activity. Prior to doing physical work, warm up and stretch to get your body moving. Focus on the major muscle groups including your legs, arms, back and shoulders. Even 2 to 5 minutes is enough to get started.
Our core is made up of muscles in the abdomen and sides, mid and lower back, and pelvis. These muscles work together to support our movement and are particularly important to support our back when we lift, move, and go about our daily work. A stronger core leads to better balance and posture and reduces […]
Improper lifting can be a common cause of back injury. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind to safely lift an object:
What stops someone from trying something new? Sometimes it is a sense of comfort in a certain way they’ve always done things. Other times it is a concern about what others will think. And for others it’s a lack of understanding about what they can expect. Sometimes what we don’t understand can keep us from […]
Headaches are a common inconvenience for many people living in Saskatchewan. They can seemingly strike at any time. Nearly 90 per cent of women and about 70 per cent of men will get a tension headache during their lifetime, while 37 per cent of women and 21 per cent of men experience them regularly. Most […]
You go outside, only to find your hands freezing and nose running. You drive to work in the pitch-black of darkness and step outside after a long day on the job, only for it to be dark again. It can be hard to stay motivated and committed to fitness and activity during the winter months. […]
Saskatchewan chiropractors are seeing a rise in head, neck and back pain caused by poor posture from using digital devices.These strains and pains associated with texting and spending time on hand-held devices have been dubbed ”tech neck”. Thanks to our love for technology, this condition isn’t going away anytime soon. Why Does Tech Neck Matter? […]
Our province is beautiful – and expansive – making driving necessary to get where we need to be. Whether it’s grabbing your commuter cup full of piping, hot coffee and heading to work in the morning or piling the kids in the car and heading to soccer practice or the rink, driving is a fact […]