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MUSCLE STRAINS Muscles make up over half of the weight of a human body and they are required to make even the smallest of movements such as nodding your head or tapping your toe.  If too much stretch is put through one of your muscles you may end up with a painful muscle strain.     ANATOMY Muscles are composed of many fibers bundled together; more frequently used muscles have more fibers than the smaller, lesser-used ones.Among the muscles are voluntary and involu...
Posted on 2019-09-20
KNEE PAIN The knee is a sensitive area of the body and one that can be injured doing almost any activity.  The knee is normally exposed and vulnerable and a simple twist can lead to a serious injury as well as ongoing problems and a long recovery time.The knee has a somewhat unstable design. Yet it must support the body's full weight when standing, and much more than that during walking or running. So it's not surprising that knee problems are a fairly common complaint among people of al...
Posted on 2019-09-06
WALKING For most of us walking is simply a mode of transportation used to get us relatively short distances.  Walking, however, can be more than just a form of transport.  If you get your heartrate up while you walk then it is an excellent form of exercise that can be used to remain active, keep fit, and keep your weight in check. Get those feet on the ground and try fitness walking! After all, these boots (or rather, shoes...) were made for walking, right?  &n...
Posted on 2019-08-30
Tips for Comfortable Driving    If you spend hours behind the wheel it is important to be comfortable to avoid musculoskeletal problems related to driving.  If you drive for a living, it is crucial to get your posture right and follow some easy tips to keep your body healthy and prevent workplace injuries. Potential ergonomic risks associated with driving: Awkward positions.Prolonged positions.Whole body vibration. Let's get your position right first The posi...
Posted on 2019-08-22
What is Manual Handling? Manual handling, sometimes called material handling, is any activity where a person pushes, pulls, carries, lifts or restrains an object or person.  Manual handling is the source of many work-place injuries, such as back pain, neck pain and muscle tears. Injuries related to manual handling can be prevented using a few rules. We have seen multiple cases where clients have gotten seriously hurt because of WRONG manual handling. In many cases, prior to coming to ...
Posted on 2019-08-16
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