1. Thanksgiving dinner

    Over the Pass or through the air: 10 practical tips for pain-free-ish holiday travel

    Nothing beats the hug of a grandchild, or the warmth of family and friends brought together.  But, traveling at the holidays is no easy feat – made more difficult if you are in pain.  While holiday travel will never be completely pain-free, there are some things you can do to add more enjoyment to the family visit.   Plan Ahead Before you pack your suitcase and head out the door, do some plan…Read More

  2. rake leaves

    Don’t let those fallen leaves leave you in pain

    Brilliant shades of red, orange and gold look beautiful on the trees, but after our wet and windy weekend, we’re in for a big clean up.  If you suffer from back, shoulder or neck pain, this task can seem especially daunting.  Here are some tips to help you prevent injury while raking leaves.  (Please always follow your prescribed treatment plan – and limit your activity accordingly.) Be sma…Read More

  3. Dr. Polzin is now a certified Injury Prevention Specialist!

    Future Industrial Technologies (FIT), one of the largest injury prevention companies in North America has recently certified Dr. Kevin Polzin of Bellevue, Washington as an Injury Prevention Specialist (IPS). FIT via their proprietary Backsafe® and Sittingsafe® injury prevention workshops has a corps of highly trained and certified Injury Prevention Specialists to help large and small companies …Read More

  4. Cheering fans

    Perils of a football couch potato and other chronic sitters.

     Be honest.  This time of year, the statistics suggest you are probably one of them.  55% of women and a whopping 73% of men watch football.  Sitting for hours, with the occasional pop-up to cheer, boo, munch or take a lav break.  Do you watch only your favorite team or do you pull the all-weekender?  Have you ever actually counted how many hours you spend watching football?  How about sitt…Read More

  5. Can't Sleep

    Hibernation Heaven: the scientific quest for pain-free slumber

    With the days getting shorter and the nights getting colder, #Notime2sleep may work well for Russell Wilson (the Seahawks’ record will ultimately prove or dispatch that theory), but for the rest of us, especially for those experiencing neck and back pain, a good nights’ sleep is a cherished commodity. A lot is being CBS News Story lately about how much sleep you need to stay healthy, but are y…Read More