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1 Building Better Back: Holistic Health & Yoga Therapy Prevention, Posture & Emotions Damaris Maria Grossmann RN BSN AHN-BC CYN Integrative Holistic Nurse

2 Building Better Back: Holistic Health & Yoga Therapy  Prevention, Postures & Emotions  1. What are the natural curves in the Back?  2. What are 4 ways to prevent Back Injuries?  3. What are common health Back issues?  4. Why core muscles are important for Better Back? (stabilizer Power House )  5. Describe the different types postures for Better Back Care?  6. Describe emotions involved with the Back?  7. What are ways to prevent or decrease pain?  8. Describe Integrative Holistic Health Treatment for Back Care  9. What exercises will help with Back Care seated?  10. Research Yoga Therapy Techniques for Back care?

3 What are the natural curves in the Back?  Cervical-7  Thoracic 12  Lumbar -5  Sacral- 4 Fused Vertebrae  Coccyx Tail Bone  Proprioception is your ability to know where your joints are in space. If your eyes were closed and someone bent your finger, you would know they bent it, which direction, and about how far. health/multimedia/back-pain/sls

4 Why is a Neutral Pelvis good for Back Care?  i)Anterior pelvis  ii)Posterior pelvis  iii)Neutral pelvis  Test Your Back!

5 Describe the different types postures Decrease Back Care?  Hunchback - Kyphosis  Lordosis - Lumbar curve  Sitting posture  Standing posture  Computer  Overuse of technology

6 What are common health Back issues? 1.Genetic – stenosis,muscular dystrophy 2.Degenerative- stenosis, arthritis 3.Trauma-accidents, injury, bulging, pinched nerve 4.Overuse- lifting, working, turning, prolonged standing 5.Bad Posture 6.Kidney Bladder Problems 7.Weight gain / Obesity

7 5. What are ways to prevent Back Injuries?  Body Mechanics – lift properly knee bent use device for support when needed Be aware of your body  Ergonomics –study of effective work environment – fix posture tools chairs, eyestrain, neck, back  Core Stabilization- core muscles  Stretching Stabilize Exercise  Keep weight down - obesity/Nutrition  Shoes  Sleep/Bed Diaphragmatic Breath

8 Why core muscles are important for Better Back? (stabilizer Power House )  Muscles throughout the neck & back  Psoas  Iliac sacral  Corridor of strength

9 Back Posture  Choose a chair that allows you to rest both feet flat on the floor while keeping your knees level with your hips. If necessary, prop up your feet with a footstool or other support.  Sit back in your chair. If the chair doesn't support your lower back's curve, place a rolled towel or small pillow behind your lower back.  Stretch the top of your head toward the ceiling, and tuck your chin in slightly.  Keep your upper back and neck comfortably straight.  Keep your shoulders relaxed — not elevated, rounded or pulled backward.

10 Describe emotions involved with the Back?  Upper Back –People in your life do not support or emotionally help you /Heavy Weight on my shoulders  Connect with these people from the heart not, I have to do this  Middle Back –Anger & Guilt Feeling, physically embrace the situation and open through the grace of happiness within  Lower Back –trauma, & drama, hips pain. Our own struggles are held in the hips and lower back  Emphasis Of Never Not feeling supported  Back Hold Past experience Emotions (Behind Us)  The unknown  When We open Our Back we find FREEDOM of Letting go

11 Describe Integrative Holistic Health Treatment for Back Care?  Mind body medicine  Massage Therapy  Acupressure, acupuncture  Energy medicines Nutrition(Hydration)  Increase Carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, cherries, berries,  Calcium, magnesium,Vitamin D Alkaline Foods(Kidneys)  Herbal Medicines – Kava, Turmeric, Bromelain-Pain, Beets,(inflammation)Arnica Gel, RICE  AVOID smoking, excess Caffeine,

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13 What are Poses for The Back Sitting?  Abdominal strengthener  corridor of strength- leg lifts  Bridge pose /leg lifts  Knees to chest  Figure four –sciatica  Hamstring stretch  Neck Exercise  Arms –with strap  Gentle twist

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17 Questions ? Comments ? Damaris Maria Grossmann©2015 with /www.yoganurse.com 17

18 Resources  Mayo clinic  Nancy  Yoga Nurse Annette Tersigni  Yoga as Medicine Dr Timothy Mcall  How to sit at a computer. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Accessed March 8,  Everett T, et al. Human Movement: An Introductory Text. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2010:61.  Muscolino JE. Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby Elsevier; 2011:601.  Armiger P, et al. Stretching for Functional Flexibility. Philadelphia, Pa.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010:171.  Tips to maintain good posture. American Chiropractic Association. Accessed March 8,  Low back pain fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Accessed March 8,  Laskowski ER (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. March 11, 2013.


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