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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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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Three Things that You Didn’t Know Cause Back Pain

Question…How many of you have googled ‘back pain?’ I thought so… We have all heard about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury…but did you know that you may be making a common mistake in your daily routine, that might be encouraging more back pain?   What I’m about to tell you, but…

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3 ‘Quick Fixes’ You THINK Help Knee Pain – But Don’t

A patient came into the clinic last week limping with knee pain and asked: “I’ve had this knee pain for a few weeks now, I’m not sure what I’ve done to it but I’ve tried taking Advil and that didn’t help. I was trying to rest it so that it wouldn’t hurt, but whenever I…

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Working out in winter can do wonders

Cold weather and darker days may have an affect on your mood, researchers say.  Some people get Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months, which is basically the blues brought on from lack of sunlight. Dr. Michael Craig Miller, senior editor for Harvard Health Publishing, writes in his article, “Seasonal Affective Disorder: Bring on…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Rush Into Back Surgery

In the world today, we’ve grown accustomed to immediate results. Whether we’re ordering lunch or texting a friend, a quick response is valued and expected. When it comes to the human body, we can’t always ask for that kind of speed. An issue like back pain can take some time to develop…so it only stands to reason…

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