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Condition For Life

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335 So. Spring Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone: (541) 887-2223

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Tuesday9:00am4:30pm
Wednesday8:30am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am4:30pm
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Health & Awareness

Train Safe: Perform Better, Reduce Risk

When you explore the links below you will find helpful information from our popular Training Safe Brochure Series on how to improve your training, your quality of life and, at the same time, how to reduce your risk of injury during your workouts, sports or just your everyday living.

Low Back 

Your lumbar spine, as part of the “core”, provides mobility and stability for your back, while the discs between your vertebrae absorb shock during movement. Learn how to protect your low back by keeping a neutral spine and using abdominal bracing.

Neck

In addition to providing head movement, your neck muscles participate in stabilizing your shoulders, neck and head when you perform activities and exercises of both your upper and lower body. Discover how your neck helps your nervous system controls your balance.

Shoulder  

Proper positioning and stabilization of your shoulder complex is required during all arm movements. A stable shoulder complex allows maximum efficiency and function of your arms and hands. Also, find out how proper stability of your shoulder complex reduces stresses on your neck.

Core  

When functioning properly, your core muscles activate before of the muscles that move your legs or arms. This results in optimum spinal control and stabilization. Learn how proper core stabilization efficiently transfers power between your arms and legs and strengthens your chains of movement.

Posture  

Posture affects every movement you perform by influencing how well muscles leverage their ability to create movement in a coordinated and efficient manner. Your posture also determines how loads are diffused throughout your body and what joints will bear the burden of support. By practicing balanced posture during your workouts your exercises will be more efficient, will target the right muscles, reinforce proper movement, and reduce injuries.

Healing and Repair  

Most of us have experienced an occasional injury: The sprained ankle, whiplash, the knee or shoulder injury, the shin bump on the corner of the coffee table, a sun burn, or a paper cut (ouch!). On this page you will learn about the stages of healing, repair and remodeling as you recover from an injury. You will also find some general guidelines of how you can make this process more successful.

Something To Consider:

Spinal Load and Back Exercies

Intensity of spinal exercises can be measured as muscle loading and spinal loading such as spinal compression and spinal shear forces. (Axler, McGill 1997) Ideal exercises have a high ratio of muscle challenge to spinal load. Analyses of common exercises prescribed for low back pain give surprising information. For instance, spinal load is not different during sit-ups with knees bent or straight. In either case, the load is extremely high (over 3000N) and should not be prescribed in the low back recovering population! (Axler, McGill 1997; McGill 1995). There are safer back exercises. Safe back exercises emphasizing endurance training of key spinal stabilizers have produced very successful results with correcting spinal imbalances. (Hides et al., 1996; McGill 1998; Liebenson 1999; Timm et al., 1994; O'Sullivan et al., 1997).

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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:30am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am4:30pm
Wednesday8:30am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am4:30pm
Friday8:30am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

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335 So. Spring Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
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