Experiencing neck, back or other muscular pain? Sign up for our six-week series of 30-minute sessions:Spinal Secrets: Hacking Musculoskeletal Pain with Coach Brandee Ellis, MS, RDN, CDN.
During this weekly series starting Wednesday, February 10th, Coach Brandee will guide you through exercises and stretches to relieve your pain.
Neck Ache? Lower back pain? Shoulders or jaw ache? This is your spine asking you to slow down and pay attention! Those pains are caused by a mixture of tight and weak muscles. In this 6-week series, you will learn about causes of your pain-points, how to address them, and improve flexibility & strength. Targeting neck, shoulder, chest, back core, and lower body muscles, you will learn to activate these muscles that support it! Just click on each class you want to attend to register.
Wednesdays 12:00-12:30pm ET February 10 - March 17, 2021
Tight hip flexors are major contributors to lower back pain, causing a chain reaction of imbalance of compensation throughout the rest of the spine. Given most of us are sitting for much of the day, this is a great place to start in your spinal care. You will learn how to release clenched hip muscles and ligaments to better engage and tone your entire core to support a tall, lean, and pain-free posture.
Another prime cause of spinal pain is lack of a solid base – a weak pelvic floor/glutes not activated for stability. As you age and spend more time sedentary, these muscles become weakened which forces your body to recruit other muscles to stabilize your spine. By using simple glute and pelvic floor awareness and activation, you can remedy existing spinal pain and reduce the likelihood of it presenting in the future.
We have all heard that core strength is key to spinal health, but did you know that core muscles extend beyond your abdominals? Double your efforts to improve spine health with these simple core-strengthening exercises that will strengthen all the relevant muscles. You’ll gain more flexibility in the mid and upper back, and you might even see some six-pack abs in time for summer!
When the muscles in the backside of your body are out of balance you might experience knee, lower back, & hamstring issues as well as sciatica. Simple movements can strengthen these muscles to avert the issues from keeping you moving freely for all the activities you enjoy.
Reaching for your phone, picking up groceries, brushing your teeth, turning your head. It’s amazing how many movements depend upon the healthy function of trapezius and latissimus doris muscles. Traps and Lats stabilize shoulder blades and facilitate shoulder and neck movement. When they are tight, you may experience neck pain and poor posture. You’ll learn simple movements to activate, strengthen, and stretch to allow for better trunk control and shoulder movement that will release daily pressure and pain.
Neck pain got you down? That knot in your shoulders driving you nuts again? Gently elongating muscles in your front body (neck, deltoids, and pectorals) will counterbalance the “hunch” and “shrugging” effect that can trigger these persistent issues and flare ups. Given the amount of time we’re all spending hunched over our devices, loosening up this area can make a big impact for the better.
If you’re working from home, your desk setup may not be ideal. Make an assessment appointment with Briotix Ergonomics. Briotix is KKR’s ergonomics partner that can help you create a better work from home environment by identifying your ergonomic solutions and recommending solutions. Briotix offers an online assessment to help you identify areas of improvement. Or you can schedule a virtual appointment with an Ergonomic Specialist by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Want more 1:1 attention?Book a nutrition, health, meditation, stretch or yoga session with Coach Brandee.
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