Physical Therapy Tips for Driving with Back Pain

Why does doing something as simple as driving trigger low back pain, even though it’s not exactly a strenuous activity?  Well, the answer is simple, driving for long periods of time exposes the body to many different forces such as acceleration, sudden stops, and vibrations from the road.  Driving also requires the use of your…

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How to Improve Your Sleep and Quality of Life When You Deal with Back Pain

Lower back pain can negatively impact your quality of life. Not only does it make it harder to find comfort and accomplish tasks during the day, but it can also keep you from getting the much-needed rest you need at night, which, in turn, leaves you with less to give throughout the day. It’s a…

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Back Pain and Exercise

Recently a patient asked me this question: “I was at the gym during sit-ups and had back pain. Am I doing something wrong or should I avoid doing them?”   Great question! I’m glad this lady asked because as people begin to get more active, we see a big rise in the number of people…

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Visits

To some people, going to physical therapy is old hat just like their hair dresser or barber. They have had multiple surgeries or injuries and the physical therapist has become part of their extended family. To others, physical therapy is the unknown, not knowing what to expect at the first and subsequent appointments. Here are a few tips…

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Get in to Shape in the New Year

Getting into shape, for many, is a daunting task.  Living in a world of fast food chains, coffee stores and bakeries at every corner, doesn’t make it any easier. Here are some helpful tips to guide you in the right direction of getting healthy! Portion Control Portion size plays a huge part in weight loss…

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How to Become Healthier, Stronger, and More Active in 2019!

The tennis shoes collecting dust, the yoga mat curled in the back of your closet, the gym membership that hasn’t seen you in months. Do you need any more proof that sticking to your exercise routine is tough?  Never fear, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you grow healthier, stronger and more…

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Five Misconceptions of CrossFit

You have probably seen, or heard, about a type of training called “CrossFit”.   You have probably also heard a lot of rumors about CrossFit and how you should, or shouldn’t take part.  Here are five misconnections about CrossFit, from Miranda, a certified CrossFit coach. CrossFit is not for everyone. This is one of the biggest…

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3 Habits That Can Make Your Knee Pain Worse

Some people blame their knee pain on old age while others blame it on the cold and rainy weather.  Maybe it just comes and goes on its own, but a lot of the time our own everyday habits can add to the knee pain that we feel.  Perhaps your knee pain is being affected by…

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Four Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica

Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back and buttock area that radiates down your leg? If so, you may have sciatica. Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 1 out of 10 people, typically between ages 25-45. Symptoms Sciatica is typically felt as a dull aching pain to the low back…

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Static vs Dynamic Stretching

Back in high school our coaches always made up “stretch” and warm up before activities.  Sometimes we held and other times we bounced.  What is the difference?   What is Static Stretching? Static stretching is when you hold a stretch for about 20-30seconds. Static Stretching has often been the go-to for warming up. Most people…

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