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Seven Back-saving Tips for Gardeners - CCA

Seven Back-saving Tips for Gardeners

April 29, 2015

Warmer temperatures and sunny days have finally arrived and so have the first flowers of spring! This might entice you to do a bit of gardening. Understandably, most gardeners are anxious to plunge their hands into the dirt and get growing. Gardening can be an extremely rewarding pastime, but it can also come with an

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Five Ways to Reduce Low Back Pain While Cycling - CCA

Five Ways to Reduce Low Back Pain While Cycling

April 22, 2015

Cycling competitively, to work or just for the enjoyment of it is an excellent way to keep in shape and enjoy the outdoors, but it’s no fun at all if your back hurts. Back pain or discomfort while riding a bicycle can result from various factors, such as poor riding posture, a poorly fit bicycle,

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Behind the Wheel: Posture Check! - CCA

Behind the Wheel: Posture Check!

April 15, 2015

Last week, we discussed the stresses that driving can place on the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies have been conducted, particularly with bus and truck drivers, that show a higher risk of developing MSK conditions associated with these occupations. Vehicle vibrations, bumpy roads and sitting in a constrained position with improper lumbar support may contribute

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Five Back Saving Tips for Drivers - CCA

Five Back Saving Tips for Drivers

April 08, 2015

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are prevalent among habitual drivers. Whether you work in your vehicle or commute to work through rush-hour traffic, you may have experienced some level of back or neck pain. In fact, studies have shown a high incidence of work-related musculoskeletal injuries among people who drive for a living, and, according to the

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The Synergy of Movement and Posture - CCA

The Synergy of Movement and Posture

April 01, 2015

The body is a complex myriad of structures and systems that work synergistically to allow function and movement, and ultimately allows us to do the activities that we love. Everything in our bodies is interconnected – including the musculoskeletal (MSK) and related neurological systems that are comprised of bones, muscles, joints, nerves, and connective tissue.

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