A proper cross-crawling pattern is something babies usually develop around 6-8 months and it helps develop the connection between the left and right side of the body. Unfortunately it something that as we get older we hardly ever do. Maybe it is something we should consider adding to our daily routines? It is great for the brain/body and according some research it can even help your working memory. Continue reading to see what they found and how to do a proper cross-crawl pattern. (I couldn't help but add a photo of my daughter, Bailey, after she learnt to crawl).
Just about every day I see someone in practice who says they bent over or bent down to pick something up and tweaked their back. Correct lifting technique is no just bending your knees and using your legs. Using your legs is vitally important when picking something up off of the ground, but what about those times when getting something out of the boot of the car or off of a chair or out of from an awkward position? Sometimes you are not able to use your legs like you normally would. What do you do in these situations in order to protect your back? Well in this post I will discuss a few ways of lifting safely if you are not able to bend your knees properly. Continue reading to find out.
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