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  Photo credit: ourpaleolife Makes 16 Packed with nuts, dates and cinnamon, these Paleo Nut Energy Bars are perfect for pre or post crossfit sessions, ski/snowboard day, cycling a century ride or a coffee shop commute. 10 min Prep Time 17 min Cook Time 27 min Total Time

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4 things you can do at home to keep your shoulders healthy and pain free   Much emphasis gets put on the rotator cuff and it’s importance to shoulder health. Yes the rotator cuff is very important, but the rotator cuff consists of only 4 very small muscles, whose primary function is stabilization and keeping the

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Preventing Carpal Tunnel and Elbow Pain   Preventing Carpal Tunnel and Elbow Pain in the Workplace   When people sit and type all day they often get concerned about carpal tunnel and elbow pain. The repeated typing, finger flexion, and wrist flexion tightens down our finger and wrist flexors creating shortness of the muscles and

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Desk Ergonomics: For comfort and pain relief   How to Set Up your Desk Your computer set up whether sitting or standing should look like this. Computer screen directly in front of you at eye level. Bring your computer to you. If you have to lean forward to see your screen it is either too

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  In the past several blogs we have gone over various stretches for helping with flexibility. My favorite stretch, Tight Hamstrings, and Fix those Knees However, we always have to ask the question, “Why is a muscle tight in the first place?”   Muscles can be tight for several reasons (injury, protective response, postural habits,

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  You are in a time pinch and you feel tight. You have been sitting all day at your desk, what can you do quickly to loose up?   My favorite exercise to do after prolonged sitting is “The Couch Stretch”.   When we sit for long periods of time with our hips in a shortened

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Tight hamstrings!!  “Why are my hamstrings always so tight, I stretch them all the time?”   A common question we get from patients all the time. You can have tightness in the hamstring area for a multitude of different reasons such as posture/pelvic positioning, neural tension, disc herniations, or previous hamstring injury. The most common

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As we age new things start to hurt and nothing can be more aggravating than a painful knee. Knee pain can make it difficult to do anything active at all. To help keep our knees healthy, it is important we maintain proper strength and proper flexibility throughout our body.

The knee is the middle child of our lower body, “It is stuck between our hip and our ankle, and like the middle child, its gets blamed for everything!”

When we don’t have proper muscle balance and flexibility in our ankles and our hips, the knee has to make up the Continue reading Fix those Knees

 

Welcome to our final post in our ten part blog series to preventing back pain. Please refer back to old posts to learn how to move better and feel better. Although this blog series is geared towards preventing back pain, many of the things we discussed are preventative for all sorts of pain and disease conditions.   If we move well, eat well, manage stress well, exercise, and get periodic soft tissue work and chiropractic work, many of aches, pains, and health conditions Continue reading 10 ways to prevent back pain: Repair your Gut