Swimming is unique in that our spines don’t have to work as hard to support our bodies. The backstroke is excellent because it promotes a neutral spine and reduces the risk of hyperextension associated with other swim strokes. Beyond swimming, many of our patients with degenerative disc disease also tell us they find relief in light stretching or other aquatic exercises.
It’s a solution so obvious, it’s hidden right under your nose, as some mindfulness enthusiasts may say! 1. Breathe. 2. Exhale. 3. Repeat. These are the steps to the breathing process that “has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.” But is this just overly simplistic, woo woo pop psychology?
Summertime often includes having ‘fun in the sun’ and/or traveling. Although good for our mental health, these activities can often affect the amount of water consumption in our daily routine. Staying hydrated is important for physiological functions, and maintaining a proper balance between water and electrolytes in our bodies determines how most our systems function,
Join us for the Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop on April 18th, 2018 at the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership.
Presented by: Santiago Villamil, PT, MPT, CSCS
Limited seating: Call 352.351.8883 today to secure your spot!