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Top 3 Core for Low Back

There is a lot of information floating around about what is best for your low back.  Many things we do are because someone else told us it was good or we heard from someone at the gym we should do this exercise.  With all the great technology out there we now have research that measures Read More

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Comments from DESCAID users

What are people saying who have used Descaid? “I have fewer headaches and less neck pain.”  Jennifer – Development Manager “I highly recommend this innovative and helpful service for busy professionals or those otherwise attached to computers for hours on end.  And as a new mommy of twins, it’s so easy to neglect myself and Read More

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Posture at the Computer

There are lots of great ergonomic chairs out there and most people know that sitting with hips, knees and ankles at 90 degree angles is beneficial.  However, sitting that way is beneficial if all you are doing is sitting for 5 or 10 minutes.  Who sits for only 5 or 10 minutes?  What’s more important Read More

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The Sitting Disease

Most of us spend time in front of computers these days whether it’s at work or at home.  So much time is spent sitting that researchers have now coined the term ‘Sitting Disease’.  Most of us think of getting a sore neck, shoulders or back from the poor postures we get into while engrossed in Read More

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DESCAID’s Kickoff Blog!

Creating DESCAID (pronounced desk aid) has been quite a process, so it is especially exciting to have it all come together and have you reading my first blog!

For years I have taught my patients what they can do to help themselves since most of our aches and pains come from doing the same motions throughout the day. When I asked my patients if they were doing their stretches they often said they did, but only on the rare occasion they remembered to do them. This rare occasion was usually when they were in pain, though on the even rarer occasion they remembered them without the pain reminder, they reported the stretches and movements were great and really worked!

The other thing I know about myself and most people is that there is not one more minute in the day to add something new in. It’s just not realistic to give the average person even 20 minutes worth of exercises or stretches to do every day. That’s why I teach people what they can do while they are working or playing on their computer.