Back Your Inner Athlete
This year, Spinal Health Week 2016 runs from 23 May to 29 May with the theme ‘Back Your Inner Athlete.’
Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life.
One explanation of this is the impact of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle on postural fitness. Think about all the hours you spend sitting at work or school, on a computer or mobile device, watching television or playing computer games. Poor posture increases pressure on your spine which can cause low back pain, neck pain, headaches and fatigue.
Low back pain in a growing problem and now ranks second in Australasia and seventh in the world according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) latest Global Burden of Disease study. Neck pain is also problematic ranking ninth in Australasia and 21st in the world.
Prevention better than cure
While a visit to the chiropractor may be a great way to Back Your Inner Athlete, there’s a lot you can do to prevent problems in the first place. Understanding how you can make simple changes and have an active lifestyle can make significant differences in reducing pain, improving posture and activating performance.
Watch the Back Your Inner Athlete video
The Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) have produced a short video about how to Back Your Inner Athlete. To watch this video simply click here.
Download the Back Your Inner Athlete app
The CAA have also produced a Back Your Inner Athlete app called CAA Back App. The app has:
Tips on how to reduce pain, improve posture and activate performance
A ‘posture reminder’ to remind you to move and change your posture regularly through the day.
Holographic 3D Augmented Reality button – a really cool way to demonstrate the benefits of good posture for both children and adults. To use this feature you will need special cards available FREE from our practice.