Tips for Driving with Back Pain

Why does doing something as simple as driving trigger back pain, even though it’s not exactly a strenuous activity? Well, 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 feet to control the car’s…

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

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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Low 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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Six Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Visits

To some people, physical therapy is the unknown, not knowing what to expect at the first and subsequent appointments.  To others, 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. Here are a few…

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Time to 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 your weight…

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How to Make 2019 Healthier, Stronger, and More Active!

Where is the gym membership that hasn’t seen you in months?  Are the tennis shoes collecting dust in the back of the closet?  Is your yoga mat curled in the back of your car?  Never fear…we’ve put together a list of tips to help you grow healthier, stronger and more active in 2019. Conquer the…

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Five CrossFit Misconceptions

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. Not everyone can do CrossFit.This is one of the biggest misconceptions about CrossFit!  CrossFit was designed by Greg Glassman to improve one’s fitness and health.…

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Are You Doing these 3 things to Make Your Knee Pain Worse?

Some people blame their knee pain on old age or that it just comes and goes on its own, but a lot of the time our own everyday habits add to the knee pain that we feel.  Perhaps your knee pain is being affected by these 3 habits… You and I were not designed to…

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The Five Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica

Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back or 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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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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