Many people in Santa Cruz and beyond spend much of the day on a computer. The result can be wrist, forearm, shoulder, and upper back pain. Similar to my recommendations for lower back exercises, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has excellent recommendations for preventative “desk stretches.” I also have several handouts at my chiropractic office on this topic. Just come in and ask for one.
In addition, there is an extremely useful (and even fun) device I have sold to many satisfied
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Knee strength and stability is extremely important for everyone who walks on two legs. Tai chi is an excellent practice for strengthening your knees and improving balance, but not everyone can or wants to spend the time to learn or practice tai chi. Wall slides are a simple, safe, and effective way to strengthen your quadriceps muscles, more commonly referred to as “the quads.” This is the most effective way to protect the knees from injury and degeneration and to maintain and improve the
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I give all of my patients who complain of back pain (and, as prevention, most of those who don’t) some type of exercise. There is no ideal set of exercises appropriate for everyone because no two backs are the same. Age, gender, body type, prior or existing injuries, goals, level of physical conditioning, personal preference, etc. prohibits any “one size fits all” recommendations. Any truly effective program requires personalized recommendations and periodic or frequent monitoring. Exercises that are necessary for an athlete who needs to perform specific
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