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16 Oct, 2020

Common Causes of Low Back Injuries

The single most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament. The lumbar spine, or low back, is a remarkably well-engineered structure of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles all working together to provide support, strength, and flexibility. However, this complex structure also leaves the low back susceptible

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18 May, 2020

Utilizing Dumbbells can Cause a Bicep Strain

With everyone at home and doing at home workouts it’s important to be careful especially if you are just starting to do this for the first time. The bicep is that muscle that people are always striving to make big in the upper arm.  A common issue that occurs when utilizing dumbbells is a bicep

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7 Feb, 2020

Tried and True Solution to Back Issues

Back issues often start when we feel that we have done too much, then later on or the next day do we experience some aches or muscle soreness. While the discomfort usually goes away in a day or two, your body is telling you that there was straining and microscopic tearing of muscle tissue, causing

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19 Dec, 2019

How Tight Hamstrings Can Lead To Back Pain

When we think of muscle tightness, several pictures can come to mind. We may think about how we’re unable to reach down and touch our toes without bending our knees (or at all) Some may think about how they have a hard time squatting down to tie their shoes without lifting their heels up The

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12 Dec, 2019

Avoid Back Pain When Shoveling this Winter

With winter here and the chance of snow right around the corner, it is important to know the proper way to shovel, in order to prevent back and shoulder injuries – ones we see frequently after a big snow. The good news though is that lower back and shoulder pain can be easily prevented by

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16 Oct, 2019

Get warm for the colder season! 

In the warmer months, it easier for our bodies to warm up to the activities and stresses we place on them. However, as a therapist, I do begin to see more patients, especially back related injuries in the latter half the year. Why is that? One thing that doesn’t tend to like to change is

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6 Sep, 2019

Using Proper Body Mechanics While Raking Leaves

Using Proper Body Mechanics While Raking Leaves Using proper body mechanics while raking leaves can greatly reduce your risk of sustaining a back injury such as a herniated disc or a spinal muscle strain. The following tips will help you safely use your arms and legs to do all the work, placing less stress and

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