Having bad posture or poor spinal alignment not only can make you appear less confident, but can cause real and lasting health effects.
To compliment our Q & A article about grip-free exercise we’d like to provide some tips on how to do grip-free resistance exercise so as to gain the most benefits.
October is National Physical Therapy Month. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is raising awareness about the use of physical therapy as a treatment for chronic pain instead of using opioids through their #ChoosePT campaign.
More about lower back pain
How to protect your shoulder joint
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s also highly relied upon throughout the day for lifting objects such as boxes and also for directing all of our hand movements. This ball and socket joint is also easily injured due to its wide range of motion.
Lower back pain facts
The lower back or the lower portion of our spine is responsible for supporting the upper back and for allowing us to rotate and bend. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1).
With Alan Alda's recent announcement about his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and the increased awareness it's brought to the disease, we'd like to share some Gravity Ball exercises that can help ease the symptoms for those with Parkinson's.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors in the hands, limb rigidity, motor issues and cognitive challenges, all of which can make exercising very challenging. With the Gravity Ball’s unique system, it makes using weights possible for people with Parkinson’s disease. The Gravity Ball’s adjustable, high strength Velcro straps secure to your hands or feet during exercise allowing you to use weight without having to grip on the weight.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational hazard that has become common as more jobs require day-long computer use. This syndrome can cause wrist pain and numbness in the fingers. Since many exercises, especially those that strengthen the arms, require strong grip strength, having carpal tunnel syndrome can deter people from exercising. The Gravity Ball’s unique design allows the user to do weighted grip-free resistance exercise safely and effectively even if you can’t hold weight or have poor grip strength due to carpal tunnel syndrome or another health problem that impacts your grip strength.