Monthly Archives: March, 2016

A deckhand on a yacht crew faces long hours of near-constant cleaning, scrubbing and polishing to remove every bit of dirt, every bead of condensation. It can be gratifying work. It can also be painful work.  Boat crews can benefit from chiropractic care to alleviate pain At the end of the day, backs hurt, necks hurt, arms hurt and wrists hurt from the constant and repetitive motion. But that is not all. Choppy seas and rough waters can constantly force the body to adapt to the movement of the surroundings. This means that the spine, ligaments and muscles are always re-adjusting to the sway or pitch of the boat. This knack for ably adjusting, from calm seas to choppy waters, makes the deckhand worthy of his/her place as a crew member, but it also becomes a major problem if they…

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Your posture says a lot about who you are and your state of well-being – if you slouch, it speaks volumes about your mental and physical health, social or environmental circumstances. Or perhaps you have fallen into the bad habit of not walking or sitting properly. “Sit up straight,” your mother said. She was right. Good posture effectively is a position that puts the less strain on muscles and ligaments. If you have poor posture, you may have grown accustomed to sitting or standing in a particular position, one that makes you look hunched or slouched. In particular, forward head carriage (FHC), in which the head is forward of the shoulders, places a great strain on the back of the neck and upper back to hold the head upright. To correct this, view the spine from the side: The opening…

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