December 13, 2015

 

If your job requires a physical activity, whether as a delivery man moving heavy boxes or a massage therapist working with your hands then you need to be mindful of two things: technique and strengthening.

 

We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of proper...

December 7, 2015

 

There are exercises that a woman can perform, with a physicians consent, both during and after pregnancy that help protect you while still pregnant and speed up your recovery after giving birth. 

 

One of the most direct ways pregnancy impact's a woman's body is a weake...

November 3, 2015

 

If you work out in a gym you've probably seen someone doing an exercise with short quick movements, perhaps with too much weight. This is a common mistake that can limit your range of motion and lead to injury.

 

Range of motion (ROM) is the amount of movement around a...

October 17, 2015

 

​There are over 200,000 new breast cancer patients in the U.S. each year, and many of these women will get some sort of treatment for the condition, from major surgery to chemotherapy. After the treatment has run its course, physical therapy and exercise are vital in...

September 20, 2015

If you constantly need some sort of body adjustment you are not alone. Our office is often filled with people needing a leg pull or a joint mobilization, while others constantly visit chiropractors. Unlike a chiropractor who simply makes the adjustment and sends you on...

September 13, 2015

Positional vertigo is a type of vertigo caused by certain sudden head movements or changes in position (I.e. Rolling over in bed, looking up to rinse shampoo out of your hair, bending forward to empty the dishwasher etc). Symptoms include dizziness, a sensation of spin...

August 18, 2015

Sometimes, we hear a story from a patient that goes something like this: "I was doing an exercise at the gym and I felt a sharp pain, but I kept going"

 

Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Other than the usual muscle burn you feel while working ou...

August 9, 2015

 If you've spent enough time at a gym, you've probably seen a weightlifter use the item pictured above. Its a wrist strap which some people use to aid in doing pullups because their grip isn't strong enough. You might have also seen people use a weightlifting belt that...

July 24, 2015

There are many benefits to exercising in the pool, some of which you might not be aware of. On the one hand buoyancy eliminates up to 90% of your body weight, making all water exercises low impact and safer on your joints, especially if you are coming off of an injury....

July 17, 2015

We've all heard the saying that adults should drink 8 cups of water a day, but that is mostly an urban legend based on guidelines given decades ago without much scientific substantiation. It's practically impossible to give fixed guidelines on drinking water because ev...

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