You don’t have to hire a personal trainer to start a new exercise program, but it’s important to know that there’s a science to each of your favorite strength-training moves. As a trainer, I see many people rely on their own knowledge make common mistakes. When performing these 10 strength-training exercises, the main thing to […]Read More... →
Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief.
In their study, investigators from France focused on 135 patients with back pain seemingly caused by inflammation between the discs and bones (vertebrae) in the lower spine.
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How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore
You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]Read More... →
DEFINITION: The T.M.J. joints are the left and right JAW joints. They are the joints formed by the temporal bones of the skull, and the lower jaw (MANDIBLE). In the joint is a DISC, made up primarily from cartilage material. The disk helps cushion the forces that go through this joint. There are strong ligaments […]Read More... →
Originally posted by Cleveland Clinic
What’s the difference between a standard total shoulder replacement and a reverse total shoulder replacement?
First, let’s review the anatomy of the shoulder. Similar to the hip joint, the shoulder is a large ball and socket joint. It is made up of bones, tendons, muscles and ligaments, which hold […]
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on your median nerve as it runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, pins and needles, and pain (particularly at night). Anything that causes swelling inside the wrist can cause carpal tunnel […]Read More... →
Pain in the heel is a common complaint. In fact, it’s one of the most common foot problems treated in podiatry offices and physical therapy clinics. The culprit for this discomfort is often plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of the foot. However, in some cases, it may come from a […]Read More... →
Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front. Keeping your foot to the floor, slowly bend one knee until you feel it being comfortably stretched. Hold for 5 seconds. Straighten your leg as far as you can and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times with each leg.
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The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons and they control shoulder rotation and elevation. They are situated on the scapula (shoulder blade) and come together to run […]Read More... →
Neck pain and headaches are common problems. Approximately 20% of recurrent benign headaches have of cervicogenic cause
Physiotherapy assessment and treatment tries to find links between the patient’s posture and the presenting complaints. A common, and all too often precipitating factor is the patient’s neck and upper trunk posture. The […]Read More... →
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