The Value of Healthy Posture

We put value on many things in our life. Diet and exercise are considered important in today’s society to stay healthy and fit. But there is a blind spot when it comes to the importance of posture. Funnily enough it is something we use 24/7 and it gets little focused attention beyond trying to sitContinue reading “The Value of Healthy Posture”

Every Bone In It’s Natural Place

Every Bone Has It’s Natural Place The particular arrangement of the human skeleton is a product of the demands of upright living and the constant force of gravity. Each bone has a natural place relative to its neighbours. As in the song “Dem Bones” by James Weldon Johnson, The foot bones connected to the ankleContinue reading “Every Bone In It’s Natural Place”

Strong Feet and Glutes Allow Me to Run Without Pain.

I had been running for years in really expensive cushioned shoes. When I was in my 30’s I developed a sharp pain in my heels. I fixed this problem with orthotics as it was a quick fix. My arches were supported and the fascia no longer got inflamed due to the shortening of the foot.Continue reading “Strong Feet and Glutes Allow Me to Run Without Pain.”

Is Sudden Back Pain Really So Sudden?

Scenario: Imagine you are getting ready for a holiday. You’ve been planning it for a long time. You’ve spent every spare minute fantasizing about all the activities you will partake in. All the details have been meticulously prearranged and it’s now time to pack your suitcase. Your mission is to free the case from whereContinue reading “Is Sudden Back Pain Really So Sudden?”

Holiday Traditions…What’s Yours?

The Holidays are full of traditions. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. We had snow at Christmas time. The tradition of choosing the perfect Christmas tree was daunting. Every year, I remember going out in sub-zero weather in search of the perfect fir. We didn’t actually have to cut one down. They had ChristmasContinue reading “Holiday Traditions…What’s Yours?”

5 Tips to Help Eliminate a Pain In The Neck?

Now I am not talking about how to deal with an irritating neighbor or an in-law that you may not see eye to eye with. I am talking about the pain we feel in our own body, primarily in our necks. Did you ever wake up in the morning with a “stiff neck” or feelContinue reading “5 Tips to Help Eliminate a Pain In The Neck?”

How do children develop poor posture?

How do children develop poor posture? Have you ever observed a baby sitting on the floor. They have perfect posture. Nobody is telling them to “sit up straight!” They just do this automatically. If you observe their movements you will notice something quite beautiful. They sit upright effortlessly with their pelvis positioned well to perfectlyContinue reading “How do children develop poor posture?”