Protect your back: How to choose and use a pram safely

By | September 2, 2019 | General, Well Being | Comments Off on Protect your back: How to choose and use a pram safely
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Calling all expectant parents! As you enjoy the anticipation of meeting your baby, you can also prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Parenthood is full of physical tasks.Holding your baby, breastfeeding your baby, settling your baby, picking up and setting down your baby – the list of physical tasks you’ll perform from the get-go is endless. They all can contribute to common parental discomfort such as lower back pain, hip pain and shoulder pain. In this blog, we look at tips to help you choose a pram or stroller that meets your needs too.

Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate how to do a Wall Angel – a brilliant (and very difficult) postural exercise. 

Watch Sydney Spine’s Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate the best method to squat, lunge and deadlift in this short video.

Shoulder pain and tightness is a common complaint. Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate some great stretches to get some flexibility through your rotator cuff. The big tip:  As with any exercise program, a slow build up and progression is vital to prevent further injury. Good strength and stability through the whole range of the movement is vital, so make sure your movements are meaningful. 

Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate some excellent exercises to improve your mid back flexibility and posture.  Progression 1: Progression 2: The big tip: As with any exercise program, a slow and steady progression is very important to achieve an optimal outcome. A slow and steady build-up of flexibility allows your body to accommodate to the new position, and will allow your ligaments to stretch and your muscles to help hold you in better postures. You

Do you sit at a computer to work, or stare down at your phone for extended periods? Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate how you can stretch your neck to counter these activities. 

Watch Sydney Spine’s Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate an important series of stretches for your back and pecs which will help improve your posture and flexibility immeasurably.

These exercises help relieve lower back pain. Watch Dr. Greg Sher demonstrate how to stretch your lower back and pelvis in this free video.

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