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11 Sep, 2020

Bone Health and Fitness by Walking

Walking is a great step to improve bone health and fitness. It is one of the easiest ways to get a workout and it offers many physical and mental health benefits. So, lace up your shoes and go for a walk. Bones and Muscles Strength Walking is a low impact exercise, which means that it

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21 Aug, 2020

Putting a Spring Back in Our Step

If you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains that keep you from being active, there are things you can easily do to become more active and put a spring back in your step. Change How You Sit A lot of aches and pains relate to how we use

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11 Aug, 2020

Stay Active with These Low Impact Activities

Do you have the desire to stay active but your joints can’t seem to keep up with the stresses applied to it with higher impact exercises such as jogging and lifting weights?  A great way to continue to stay active throughout the entirety of your life is to practice low impact activities. What is a

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4 Aug, 2020

Easy Ways to Stay Active As We Get Older

As we get older exercise remains a very important thing to keep up with not just for our physical health, but also for our well being.  I often hear or get asked about what exercises are appropriate to do because they are worried about pain or doing exercises that may worsen current comorbidities.  Here is

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12 Jun, 2020

Recovering from a Hamstring Strain

The hamstrings are often neglected by many. Hamstring injuries are commonly seen in the PT clinic. The most common injury that we see in the hamstrings is hamstring strains. The hamstrings are a large group of muscles that sits on the back of your thigh. They help extend your hip and bend your knee. They

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10 Jun, 2020

Discs: Reason for Back Issues

What is a disc?   Your back bone, or spine, is made up of bones called vertebrae that are separated by discs. A disc is made up of a tough outer portion called the annulus fibrosus and a softer inner portion called the nucleus pulposus that is a gel like substance.  The two parts that make

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21 May, 2020

Wrist and Forearm Pain

Wrist/Forearm pain is generally caused be some kind of damage to: The bones Muscles Tendons Other soft tissues of the forearm and wrist. This is caused by repetitive movements/overuse, falls landing on an outstretched arm or sports related injuries. Wrist pain can also be accompanied by stiffness, swelling or redness around the wrist, difficulty making

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7 May, 2020

Difference Between Hip Bursitis and Tendonitis

Have you ever woken up one morning and had pain on the outside of your hip? I’m sure you went online to try to figure out what was causing the pain and have seen a lot about “bursitis” or “tendonitis.”  Well, which one is it? Let’s start at the beginning! A tendon is the attachment

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6 May, 2020

Foot and Arch Discomfort

Plantar Fasciitis is a fancy term for foot pain that is usually in your heel and/or arch of the foot that is caused by irritation of the connective tissue (plantar fascia is the specific name of that connective tissue) that help support the arch of your foot. What are the symptoms? As mentioned above, a

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30 Apr, 2020

“Ouch! I think I just tore my Rotator Cup!”

I believe the term you’re looking for is “Rotator Cuff” and its main purpose is to encapsulate the shoulder joint and provide support. Now that that is out of the way, let’s get down to business. What is the Rotator Cuff? The Rotator Cuff, RTC, consists of four muscles: Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus and Teres Minor,

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