The solution to decreasing chronic dysfunction discussed in the previous blog, is a simplistic approach. So simplistic, there should no excuse to establish a more functional ventilatory system. A Balloon. Some quick facts as to how a balloon can help improve breathing and physiological parameters can be seen below. Decrease sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity Decrease paraspinal activity/ decrease lumbar lordosis Activates the abdominals, transverse abdominis, and internal/external oblique’s Pulls

There must be a link to the chronic conditions in today’s society. Examples of these conditions can include low back pain, posterior/lateral neck pain, postural dysfunction, and shoulder impingement. Clinicians tend to treat the area of pain, while strength and conditioning coaches tend to exercise the “core” and posterior musculature as a means of corrective exercise. However, the most overlooked problematic area is the one aspect we all have in