Maximising your flexibility means you are likely to have less injuries, less pain, improved posture and balance, increased strength, and better physical performance. Flexibility – or how much your muscle can lengthen – significantly affects your overall mobility. Made up of your strength, coordination and balance, your mobility is simply the ability you have (or haven’t!) for your joint to move through a complete motion. If your joints do have a wide range of motion, you can enjoy optimal physical and functional performance with little pain and discomfort. Essentially, performing stretches allows you to be more mobile which is one of our main treatment goals.
So, here we share how you can improve your flexibility and what flexibility exercises can help.
Dr. Lauren Marshall recently joined Sydney Spine’s team after leading her own successful practice in South Africa. A movement advocate, Lauren balances her long distance running with regular yoga. Lauren currently treats patients at the Double Bay clinic.
Walking is an excellent low-impact activity that contributes to your overall health. It’s a free, social, flexible form of exercise that requires minimal equipment. Mobility is essential for reducing pain and inflammation in your joints. In fact, if you have knee, ankle or back problems, brisk walking every other day helps keep you mobile.
Shoulder pain can be caused by falls, accidents, joint overuse, arthritis or referral pain. Overuse can be caused by sports like swimming, tennis, baseball or volleyball; or chores like brushing your hair, reaching for a high shelf, vacuuming or bed-making. Referral pain from neck and mid-back issues can create discomfort in your shoulder too. In a nutshell, rotator cuff injuries are common and can really impact your comfort as you complete your everyday activities. Here’s how you can find some temporary relief.
A journey on the long open road is more than just packing a suitcase. In reality, sitting behind the wheel (or in the passenger seat) in a fixed position for hours can contribute to everyday wear and tear on your body. Read our top tips to reduce your risk of lower back pain, shoulder stiffness, or leg cramps on your next long drive.
Meet our CBD Chiropractor and Clinic Director, Dr. Greg Sher. With 20 years experience, Greg has a special interest treating sports people & office workers.
Whether you work at an office, onsite or at home – you spend about a quarter of your time on the job. As such, your workplace could be where you accidentally niggle an injury. Not the sports field. Not the gym. Work. Here’s how.
Tennis — a low-impact, individual sport — is a smash across all ages and abilities throughout Australia. Whether you compete at a club or join a friend for an afternoon game at your local park or sports centre, it is one of the country’s top ten activities. Plus, when a Grand Slam is broadcast on TV, Aussies love to hit the courts too.
So, if you’re inspired to play tennis this summer, here’s our advice on how to reduce your risk of injury as you play.
Cue the out of office – it’s holiday time! Here’s how to look after yourself when you’re out of routine, away from home, and busy having fun.
The thing about knee pain is that it truly can affect you at any time during your life. When you are young, your knee can be sore from sports injury or tightness from prolonged sitting. As you age, knee pain can trouble you because of extended wear and tear on the joint.
The good news is that pain in your knee doesn’t need to be something you must put up with. In fact, improving your mobility with regular stretching and exercise really helps reduce your risk of discomfort. Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate a sequence of stretches to help you reduce your discomfort.