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Back Pain Self Massage: Exercise Ball & Foam Roller Tips by Austin Physical Therapist

Please visit our website: http://www.psychetruth.net Back Pain Self Massage: Exercise Ball & Foam Roller Tips by Austin Physical Therapist In this free video, Physical Therapist Christine Powell, is demonstrating some easy exercises and stretches that you can do at home using an exercise ball and foam roller to relax and unwind the muscles so the chest and pecs can loosen and open up, freeing the spine to move into its natural position. Poor posture and a slouched, slumped back can contribute to a wealth of physical dysfunction and pain in the back, hips, butt, thighs, legs, arms, shoulders, neck, hands, and well... you get the idea. In this video, Christie Powell, head of physical therapy at Catz Austin, explains how poor posture can cause low back pain and other issues like carpal tunnel and sciatica. This video and the rest of the series will give you easy tips and exercises to allevaite pain and discomfort. Often when we are sitting at the computer, watching TV or movies, playing video games, and driving, we slump into poor posture and a curved spine. This exerts pressure throughout the entire body and over time will severely weaken the shoulders and back so that sitting correctly becomes uncomfortable. The only way to improve posture is to begin changing your habits and to try and get in the habit of reminding yourself to sit up straight. A posture-buddy at work is a great idea so you can keep reminding each other, or you can set a timer or alarm on your desk. Christie received her Masters from Texas State University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Kinesiology/Movement Science at the University of Texas. She is dedicated to working with youth and adult athletes and is involved in various programs to promote education and increase awareness of athletic injuries. Visit Christie on the CatzAustin website: www.CatzAustin.com This video was produced by Psychetruth http://www.youtube.com/psychetruth http://www.twitter.com/psychetruth http://www.facebook.com/psychetruth http://www.myspace.com/psychtruth ? Copyright 2011 Target Public Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Music by Scotty B, www.ScottyBMusic.com "back pain" massage "self massage" "exercise ball" "foam roller" tips "how to" "poor posture" "back pain relief" Catz Austin health easy pain discomfort "the spine" shoulders neck tight slump slouch "why sit up straight" "physical therapy" athlete injury psychetruth fitness
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