SITTING: THE BANE OF BACK HEALTH!
Esther and I are saying similar things here: what we humans must avoid is both slumped sitting, where the whole spine collapses into a C-bend, the head carry forward in front of the line of gravity, and rigid upright sitting (which people with a bad back feel duty bound to do). To sit well (with a bad back) it's ideal to have a protuberance (say a small pillow) into the small of your back at waist level that supports you from behind and keeps your spine in a relaxed S-bend. It's important that you sit in this way without effort. Without effort repeat! The rest of your spine then stacks effortlessly above your pelvis with equal amounts of weight borne before and behind the line of gravity. (I prefer a S-bend to J-bend because it helps balance and support very heavy head.) It may sound strange, but most seating requires a pillow in the small of the back to be comfortable. See www.simplebackpain.com/back-pain-with-sitting.html
Emotional last day in clinic, the team at Belfast Back Care would like to wish Danny all the best in our sister clinic at Mid Ulster. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication since you joined us as a fresh faced graduate! ... See MoreSee Less
Sarah Keys Stage 1 & 2 Back Masterclass complete! What a fantastic few days we had in Manchester with Sarah...we have learned so much. Now time to get mobilising those lumbar spines with our feet! ... See MoreSee Less
It's been one year since our last big Facebook competition which was a huge success (One of the winners is now a qualified PT). With it being the start of May and the lovely Summer weather being upon us we've decided to give an even bigger prize than last year.
This time we are giving 2 lucky winners the chance of 6 free weeks training at The Collective. At the start and end of this time we will also arrange a free bod pod bodyfat test at Aspire Fitness Labs. This will NOT be a transformation in the typical sense but more a demonstration of how much you can achieve in a relatively short time. At the end you will know much more about how exercise, especially strength training, can affect your body and you will have many more tools to help you with your fitness goals.
To be in with a chance of winning 3 training sessions a week for 2 people over the full 6 weeks just do the following 2 things.
1) Tag a friend in the comments.
2) Share this post.
Winner will be picked at random on Friday the 5th of May at 9pm.
We would like to thank Ciara for appearing in front of the camera in our first testimonial and Ross and Adam for producing it.
P.S. Remember... Tag a friend and share the post to be put in the draw.
P.P.S Liking The Collective Facebook page is not necessary but always appreciated. :)