Why Your Posture Matters

Sitting Up Straight Can Change Your Life! We’ve all heard the taunts from parents growing up to ‘sit up straight’ and ‘not to slouch’ – but how often did we listen? More importantly, how often did we consider exactly WHY they were telling us to do so?Most of the time, they probably didn’t understand, either. …

More of That from Now On

“It is always good, but that was incredible! More of that from now on.” Ihab exclaimed. Ihab has been coming to Shift Fitness & Massage on and off for massage for years. Today he mentioned that in the last week he has been having leg cramps often in the last few weeks. As in the …

My Coccyx is Stuck!

Or “My Butt Hurts”.  Hopefully, you have not experienced this, but it is a real problem for anyone that has a fall on their buttocks. Some women can also have the coccyx that gets “shifted” to one side during childbirth. Some people may have what they consider is “sciatica” pain on one side that involve …

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

True! In this case some words can also assist in finding a solution to a problem. If I asked you to tell me if this person has any range of motion differences, I am sure you would respond with. “Duh!” I am also sure that you would tell me which arm does not reach as …

MAT for Ease of Movement and Less Pain

” Tammy, the woman who owns Shift, is one of those kinds of individuals who really cares and wants to make a difference in people’s lives. Although she does not have to, she will address every aspect of a persons health regimen to make sure it is fairly sound to yield the best results and …

Ouch! My Head Hurts

If you or someone you know suffer from chronic headaches and haven’t identified the cause then assessing your posture and alignment can be beneficial. If you’ve ruled out other causes – dehydration, lack of nutrition, fatigue, hormones etc. – assessing your posture can help to shed light on your headaches.  As a Certified Posture Expert …

I’m Not Limping!

“I am not limping.” I defensively told my new Personal Training Instructor at St Paul College on the first day of class. He had me turn and walk away then back and I promptly apologized. I did not know I was limping. “Why?” He asked again.  I sarcastically replied that “I am old, my hips …

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Scoliosis and Aging

Aging is something that happens to all of us daily, which is no surprise, but as we reach 50 we lose muscle at a faster rate than prior years. It is important to keep the muscles strong to support our spines and joints, but also prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis.  For scoliosis this is imperative and the sooner you …

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