Stretching Dynamic vs Static…what’s the difference?

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 Dynamic Stretching?Dynamic stretches are stretches such as leg swings, high knees, and arm swings. The idea behind dynamic stretching is that it stretches the…

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Three Things that Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know…

How many of you have googled ‘preventing back pain?’ I thought so… We have all heard and read 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 back pain? What I’m about to tell…

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Lower Back Pain: We Answer Your Questions

If you have experienced lower back pain you are not alone.Nearly 80 percent of adults have, or will have, suffered from it at some point in their lives. It’s the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work days.  Physical Therapists treat this diagnosis more frequently than any other. For that…

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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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What Not To Wear To The Holiday Party (And Why It Causes Back Pain)

Most people have their holiday parties booked very soon (if they haven’t already had them), and it’s something that might help you out. And if you’re anything like most women, you’ve already got your Christmas party outfit planned. Well, so did one of our patients who came to see us this week… Claire is a…

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Three Things that Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know…Until Now!

Question… How many of you have googled ‘preventing back pain?’ I thought so… We have all heard and read 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 back pain? What I’m about to…

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Why It’s Vital To Keep Active In the Fall & Winter, And Tips To Make It Easier

Dark mornings? Check. Needing to wrap up in more layers when leaving the house? Check. I think it’s safe to say that the fall and winter season has officially arrived. Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy this time of year… But what I don’t enjoy is that the cold weather makes working out seem…

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Five Common Misconceptions that keep Patients from Getting Physical Therapy FIRST

In this era of “fake news,” knowing where to get the right information can be a challenge. This fake news makes it easy to understand why patients might have the wrong idea about physical therapy.  After all, these misconceptions can quickly snowball.  With that in mind, I’ve decided to tackle a few points of confusion…

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