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Category Archives: Health and Wellness

16 Jan, 2020

Guide to Better Running

The way we run is a matter of energy and efficiency. We may ask ourselves how some people can run farther, faster and make it seem effortless. The trick is in how their body moves.  Our Body When Running Our body is like a spring; it stores energy at one point in our stride and

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7 Jan, 2020

New Year, New Goals

We’re finally at 2020! A new decade, a new set of goals to achieve. At LSTC, we’re all about helping people reach their physical goals. In fact, some of the goals we helped people reach in 2019 were: Back to golfing Picking up a baby without pain Back to running Completing triathlons and the like…

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30 Dec, 2019

Choose Physical Therapy First

Often times, people will get an injury or develop a pain and then wait a period of time to see if it will go away on its own—especially if it starts after we were a little more active one day. We assume the pain is normal. But when that pain doesn’t go away, the next

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10 Dec, 2019

Live Your Life to the Fullest with Physical Therapy Treatments

WebMD states, “Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better.” The mission of any physical therapist is to relieve pain while also increasing function and mobility. Physical

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14 Nov, 2019

Stretches to Prevent Injuries

Hiking and rock climbing are wonderful recreational activities that provides significant benefits to the body. They can workout pretty much every muscle in our body and help to build up our endurance. Even if it’s a short hike or climb, if we’re spending much of it scrambling over rocks or walking up a steady incline,

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11 Oct, 2019

Just How Important are Core Muscles…

Slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile are all signs of core muscle weakness. A weak core can negatively affect your health and create long-term back or neck pain. What are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles that help stabilize your

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3 Oct, 2019

The Power of Therapy

We have all experienced back and neck discomfort at one point or another or will experience it in the future. In fact, it is one of the leading things that causes people to miss work. So, it’s time to discuss how you can get rid of your discomfort for good! Why does neck and back

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19 Sep, 2019

5 Ways to Strengthen Our Bones

Our bones change in their density all the time. Calcium is constantly being laid down and taken up by our bone cells on a daily basis. Bone growth is dependent on the amount of force and stress placed on the bones. This is why astronauts who are weightless lose a substantial amount of their bone

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6 Aug, 2019

Your Breathing Patterns Could Be Making you Fatigue

Do you have to deal with aches, pains, feeling stiff, headaches or just plain fatigue? Your breathing patterns may be to blame. Believe it or not, the stresses you feel throughout the day can cause you to change your breathing patterns subconsciously. The normal responses to stress are a whole host of reactions.  These include

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6 Aug, 2019

Running Too Much, Too Soon Can Cause Shin Splints

Doing too much, too soon can be a recipe for shin splints! What are shin splints? Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, MTSS, are an overuse injury caused by repetitive stress to the lower legs. It’s common for runners to get them especially when they don’t gradually increase their mileage. Remember feeling

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