James Tang

James Tang

Author at Dentistry Online

Dr James Tang CES MBA BDS LDS RCS is a NASM corrective exercise specialist, level three personal trainer, sports nutritionist and level three sports massage therapist. Dr Tang has a special interest in postural dysfunction and lower back problems.
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Avoidance of musculoskeletal pain

Jimmy Tang advises on how to prevent the possibility of long-term injuries from bad posture. We live in an age of inactivity and repetitive motions. This is particularly true for dental professionals. Dentists commonly experience musculoskeletal pain during the course of their career. Pain occurs not only in their lower back, but also their neck … Continued

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Core dysfunction and lower back pain

James Tang offers practical advice on activating your core to combat musculoskeletal dysfunction commonly associated with dentistry. One of the most common causes of musculoskeletal lower back pain is core dysfunction, and this is usually caused by prolonged sitting on a stable surface; there is therefore no need for the muscles of the core to … Continued

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The best way to stretch

In the second part of his article focusing on physical wellbeing for dental professionals, Jimmy Tang advises on the best way to stretch to improve your flexibility. There are different types of stretches for different purposes. For example, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation – carried out by an experienced practitioner), ballistic, static and dynamic stretches, but … Continued

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Improving your flexibility

In the first part of a two-part article, Jimmy Tang advises on how to lower your risk of back pain by improving your flexibility. Being flexible is the ability to move freely through a good range of movement. Optimal musculoskeletal function requires that an adequate range of motion be maintained in all joints; we should … Continued

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Top tips to keeping fit for the young dentist

James Tang, personal trainer, gives a tailored workout plan for young dentists looking to get fit. Young dentists are keen on working out in the gym but what is the best way to gain muscles? Before starting any exercise programme, you must set a realistic goal using the SMART principle. Specific – the goal must … Continued

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HIIT – benefits to the dental professional

James Tang discusses the merits of high-intensity interval training for time-poor dental professionals. Dentists are acutely aware of the importance of regular exercise for healthy living and we are well informed about the adverse effects of obesity due to a sedentary lifestyle. We also know that prolonged sitting is related to a host of musculoskeletal … Continued

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