Tag: balance

Is that old concussion causing you to have running injuries? Maybe it is time to ask a professional trainer.

  Is that old concussion causing you to have running injuries?  Maybe it is time to ask a professional trainer. There has been a lot of awareness regarding concussions and the after effects on how we feel and function months or years later. The most high profile stories regarding concussion concerns what has been happening to retired football players. Common side effects of a concussion may include sleepiness, dizziness, headaches, cognitive disruptions and the way your balance and walking ability may be affected as well. The effects of concussion may be present years later. In a recent conversation with an Read More »

Simple Ways to Boost Your Balance and Stability, a guest post.

Simple Ways to Boost Your Balance and Stability, a guest post. Balance and stability can improve your body’s coordination to reduce the risks of falls and untoward injuries. While balance may seem like a simple thing, you may find it to be a little challenging especially when put into specific scenarios that will require you to whip out your physical balance. We’re not talking about a balancing act from a circus, although you can learn a thing or two from it. A physical stability should be achieved regardless of age, height or weight. You will find that as simple as Read More »

The importance of muscle balance and running, according to The Washington Post.

The importance of muscle balance and running, according to The Washington Post. Many avid and competitive runners develop problems with form and running style simply because they are too weak. While running may condition the lower body, the upper body is vitally important in holding form as well. Imagine, you are training for a marathon and your upper body does not have the conditioning of the lower body.  Can your upper body sustain those postures well for 26 miles. Of course, there is more to form than weakness, and many of us are asymmetrically built.  The truth is, as you Read More »

Surgical and non surgical outcomes for spinal stenosis are similar after 8 years says a new study

Surgical and non surgical outcomes for spinal stenosis are similar after 8 years says a new study Traditionally, patients with spinal stenosis have been recommended rehabilitation of one sort or another or surgery as a more drastic option if they responded poorly to less invasive methods. Spinal stenosis may lead to neurological claudication, a condition where the nerves of the spine are compromised, affecting the ability to walk and it may even affect bowel habits. The surgical approach is to widen the canal the nerves exist in which in theory should improve the patients quality of life. A smaller subset Read More »

Death by treadmill; are they unsafe or was David Goldberg a rare unfortunate statistic? Here are three ways to safely improve your treadmill experience.

Death by treadmill; are they unsafe or was David Goldberg a rare unfortunate statistic? Here are three ways to safely improve your treadmill experience. David Goldberg, the COO of Facebook made headlines recently when he died from injuries while working out on a treadmill during his vacation in Mexico. While the circumstances behind his death were thought to be a head injury, overall, treadmills are statistically quite safe. Many of us have seen the Geico commercial that makes fun of someone who falls off of the treadmill. These types of injuries are actually quite rare, and treadmills have been designed Read More »