Do you spend a lot of your time sitting in front of a computer screen? Many of us do, whether at home or at the office. Or perhaps you have a job that requires you to remain in the same position for hours at a time, such as driving a car or truck. These activities can cause postural imbalances, resulting in back pain, fatigue, and body stress.
Reducing Back Pain
As a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, Andrew Bora can help alleviate your back pain and improve your posture. With low back pain affecting nearly 80% of adults, it is a major form of musculoskeletal degeneration. It’s most prevalent among employees in offices, those who perform manual labor, and people who sit for periods of time greater than three hours. The estimated cost of lower back pain in the USA exceeds 26 billion dollars — let’s help you avoid becoming a statistic!
Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries are caused by overusing or exerting too much stress on a body part. Some common examples include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Tennis Elbow, and Trigger Finger. Repetitive Stress injuries have become more common as a result of the proliferation of personal computers and “smart” phones. They are painful, they can cause you to miss work, and sometimes they can lead to permanent disability. You should become aware of the risk factors for repetitive stress injuries and take steps to avoid or reduce your exposure to them. Andrew can recommend exercises and other steps that you can take to help prevent these injuries.
Preventing Knee Injuries
Knee injuries are a major problem. They are estimated to affect 80-100,000 people in the US annually; specifically anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Approximately 3/4 of these are non-contact injuries. Those who have sustained knee injuries have increased chances to develop arthritis in the affected knee, which is not only very painful but also leads to reduced mobility and quality of life. Knee surgery is expensive, and it is not always successful. Therefore, prevention is the best cure! Corrective Exercise can help prevent knee injuries by strengthening leg and foot muscles, making it easier for you to maintain your balance when you step on an uneven surface or hit an unexpected object.
Perhaps you haven’t developed any major disabilities, but have muscles that feel “tight”, or have a limited range of motion. Corrective exercise techniques can help relax your muscles and improve your flexibility.