Part 3 of our Intelligent Movement Series touches on some of the ways we can approach this tricky area
Core training is an often misunderstood area in health and fitness. Most people know a bit about the anatomy in this area and maybe a few exercises, but not so many are aware that learning to move your spine well can be a more valuable addition to your training than any ‘ab’ or ‘core’ exercise.
As health and fitness professionals, the spine is a great area to work with, because the structure itself and its associated soft tissues have such great potential to increase performance, and dissipate forces travelling through the whole body as we move.
The old proverb goes- “You are as old as your Spine”, and it’s certainly an area that can change and lose function dramatically if we don’t move it.
Since we see flow so frequently in nature, sport and everyday life, it seems more than worthwhile to look at movement through this lens, and use it alongside other training methods we know to be beneficial.
But what is movement flow, and how can we tap into it to enhance our performance and day to day life?
Low back pain is the most common musculoskeletal disorder throughout the world causing significant loss in work productivity and disability. It is also one of the most heavily researched areas in healthcare, yet there are still so many common myths associated with having low back pain.
We have many clients coming into our clinic wondering if their spine is slightly rotated or asymmetrical. What we would like our clients to understand is that this is often normal and not necessarily problematic. Gone are the days that we think that everyone should be 100% symmetrical and being slightly “wonky” does not necessarily mean you’ll be in pain.
With a new Chiropractor on board it is a good time to explain Chiropractic therapy a bit more in depth.
In a letter that’s now gone viral, a 14-year-old girl from Indiana is schooling the world in why body mass index, or BMI, is an imperfect measure of the body.