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The Top 3 Exercises for Neck Pain

The cervical spine is extremely important for proper head posture and beyond. In recent decades, chronic overloading of the neck has become common, likely in relation to the continuing rise of sedentary employment. While it’s unreasonable to expect people to change their careers, changing head carriage to eliminate neck pain is much easier.

Cervical Spine: Why It Hurts and How to Relieve It

The cervical spine is the most mobile and often most overloaded part of the spine. It consists of 7 vertebrae: five regular vertebrae, plus the atlas (first) and axis (second), which are shaped specifically to allow the head to turn.

How to Relieve a Stiff Neck

It may well be simply the body’s reaction to poor treatment, such as draft from an open car window or a less than ideal pillow. If so, home treatment should suffice. If there is a more severe underlying cause, you should see a doctor.

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Herniated Spinal Disc – Symptoms and Treatment

Those who've experienced a herniated disc describe it as crippling pain shooting into the legs. But in some cases, there might be no pain at all. Let's talk about all you need to know about herniated discs.

The Top 3 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain, who doesn't know that, right? It's an extremely common complaint from people who spend a long time sitting. Physical evolution is a slow process, and humans haven't been sitting all day long enough to adapt to it. Our minds may have built civilization, but our bodies are basically indistinguishable from a hunter-gatherer caveman who spent all his time moving around.

Lower Back: Why It Hurts and What Exercises Relieve It

The lumbar spine is the least mobile section of the spine. This is due partly to the shape of the vertebrae, which makes rotation impossible, and party to the strength of the associated ligaments. The lumbar section of the spine consists of 5 vertebrae, labeled L1 through L5.

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Scoliosis: Diagnosis, Treatment, Exercises

Scoliosis is a pathological curvature of the spine towards the left or right side of the body.

Herniated Spinal Disc – Symptoms and Treatment

Those who've experienced a herniated disc describe it as crippling pain shooting into the legs. But in some cases, there might be no pain at all. Let's talk about all you need to know about herniated discs.

Scheuermann's Disease: Can You Recognize It?

Scheuermann's disease (or juvenile kyphosis) is a structural defect of the spine presenting with characteristic excessive curvature of the back at chest height. It usually manifests in adolescence, typically before age 15. The risk is nearly 5 times higher in men.

Scoliosis: Diagnosis, Treatment, Exercises

Scoliosis is a pathological curvature of the spine towards the left or right side of the body.

The Top 3 Exercises for Neck Pain

The cervical spine is extremely important for proper head posture and beyond. In recent decades, chronic overloading of the neck has become common, likely in relation to the continuing rise of sedentary employment. While it’s unreasonable to expect people to change their careers, changing head carriage to eliminate neck pain is much easier.

Cervical Spine: Why It Hurts and How to Relieve It

The cervical spine is the most mobile and often most overloaded part of the spine. It consists of 7 vertebrae: five regular vertebrae, plus the atlas (first) and axis (second), which are shaped specifically to allow the head to turn.

Physical Therapist Talks Healthy Sitting and the Pelvic Floor

The negative effects of sitting on back and neck pain and abdominal muscle weakness are well known, and a subject of personal experience for many working-age people. The pelvic floor is an anatomical region that plays an important role in sitting, but is often overlooked in prevention efforts. Sacroiliac pain, inability to conceive, erectile dysfunction, and painful sex are only some of the symptoms that sitting-related pelvic floor problems may cause. This article takes a systematic look at the pelvic floor and recommends exercises to prevent its dysfunction.

Osteoarthritis: This Common Disease May Be Painless at First

Osteoarthritis is a joint condition which gradually destroys articular cartilage. Read up on its origins and recommended treatments.

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Osteoarthritis: This Common Disease May Be Painless at First

Osteoarthritis is a joint condition which gradually destroys articular cartilage. Read up on its origins and recommended treatments.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment

Satisfaction with a job well done. For many of us a key source of motivation for going to work every morning, right up there with the money and a good team. But this satisfaction can easily be overshadowed by the pain of a repetitive strain injury, a typical example of which is carpal tunnel syndrome.

Osteoarthritis: This Common Disease May Be Painless at First

Osteoarthritis is a joint condition which gradually destroys articular cartilage. Read up on its origins and recommended treatments.

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Expert Opinions on Adaptic Therapeutic Chairs

What do experts say about Adaptic therapeutic chairs?

Mgr. Iva Bílková, Cert. MDT

Head of Physical Therapy, FYZIOklinika Prague, Czech Republic

The tilting seat improves overall posture and actively exercises abdominal and pelvic muscles. The organs of the pelvic area also receive greater blood flow, which helps in treating functional infertility, prostate problems, and hemorrhoids.

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Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Experts

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Mgr. Kateřina Honová, DiS.

Physical Therapy Practitioner and Tutor Brno

I am a licensed physical therapist with more than 16 years in the field. I specialize in disorders of musculoskeletal function, traumatology, and orthopaedics. I am certified in Professor Kolář's Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization technique, as a therapeutic physical education instructor by the Czech Ministry of Education, and as a tutor for AKRIS (the accredited educational programs of the Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs).

Mgr. Kateřina Klimešová

Physical Therapist and Nordic Walking Instructor Ostrava

I am a physical therapist with over 10 years of experience, specializing in spine and spinal cord injuries. I am also a Nordic walking instructor accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, and personal physical therapist to the current Czech champion and Czech indoor record holder in disability shot put.

Mgr. David Krumpolc

Locomotion Specialist Prague

I provide therapeutic exercise services, personal training (including Olympic athletes), and reconditioning, athletic and standard massages.

Mgr. Vojtěch Šenkýř

Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer Brno-Bohunice

I am a physical therapist and personal trainer. In the hospital and in the gym, I mainly rely on the Kolář DNS technique. I'm currently also learning the Vojta technique.

Bc. Martin Trávník

Physical Therapist Prague

I am a physical therapist and SM System trainer at the Healthy Back Center (Centrum zdravých zad) in Prague. I train clients one-on-one and in groups. I most often work with people with vertebrogenic problems, that is, problems with the spine and related areas. I can help with prevention and treatment of herniated discs.