10 Back-Saving Tips for Gardening This Summer

a man and woman planting flowers in a pot avoiding back pain gardening

Last summer, one of my patients, Mary, was excited to spend her afternoons in her garden. She loved planting new flowers and tending to her vegetable patch. However, after a few weeks, she started experiencing severe back pain that made it difficult for her to continue her favorite hobby. Mary was frustrated and worried she…

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How Summer Footwear Can Cause Back Pain

summer footwear and back pain

Last summer, my friend Julie was excited to spend her vacation exploring the beautiful beaches and vibrant streets of Southern California. She packed her suitcase with all her summer essentials, including her favorite flip-flops and trendy flat sandals. A week into her trip, Julie started to notice a dull, persistent ache in her lower back.…

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Is Walking Good for Foot Tendonitis?

a person's legs walking on a path foot tendonitis

Is walking good for foot tendonitis? It’s a question many people ask when they’re dealing with the discomfort and pain that comes with this condition. As a physical therapist, I often see patients who are unsure about how much activity they should engage in when managing foot tendonitis. Walking, a simple and natural form of…

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6 Cool Down Exercises to Prevent Injury and Aid Recovery

woman doing cool down exercises

After a fun-filled day of summer activities, it’s tempting to just collapse and relax, but cooling down properly is crucial to keeping your body injury-free and ready for the next adventure. Whether you’ve been running on the beach, doing water sports, or just playing a game of volleyball, taking the time to perform some cool…

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Why Regular Body Maintenance is Crucial for Long-Term Health

body maintenance with physical therapy

Just as regular servicing is essential for a car’s longevity, body maintenance plays a vital role in sustaining long-term health and preventing injuries. Much like neglecting a car can lead to breakdowns and costly repairs, ignoring your body’s maintenance needs can set you up for chronic conditions and can suck the enjoyment out of life.…

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3 Things That Aggravate Knee Pain After Biking and How to Ease It

knee pain after biking

Knee pain after biking. If you’re a cyclist, those words might stir up a familiar ache, a twinge that signals the end of an exhilarating ride. You’re not alone in this struggle. Picture this: you’ve just completed a scenic trail, the wind rushing past, the sun on your skin. But as you dismount your bike,…

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Runners Knee Stretches: Top 5 Stretches Every Runner Needs to Know

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Runners knee stretches are more than just exercises; they’re a runner’s companion on the path to pain-free running. Imagine the exhilarating feeling of the wind against your face, your feet rhythmically hitting the ground, and that sense of freedom that comes with a good run. Now, imagine being held back by the sharp, nagging discomfort…

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Sprained Ankle vs Broken Ankle: How to Tell the Difference and Get Back on Your Feet

woman trying to tell the difference between broken ankle vs sprained ankle

Ankle injuries are like uninvited guests at a party – they show up without warning and can really dampen your spirits. Whether you twisted your ankle on a morning jog or landed awkwardly, the immediate aftermath leaves you wondering: is it a sprain or a break? Knowing how to tell the difference between an ankle…

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How Long Does a Meniscus Tear Take to Heal?

How Long Does a Meniscus Tear Take to Heal?

Have you ever twisted your knee during a game or a run and felt that unmistakable pain signaling something wasn’t right? If that led to a diagnosis of a meniscus tear or strain, you’re likely wondering just how long it’s going to sideline you from the activities you love and how long does it take…

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Top 5 Common Posture Problems and How To Fix Them

man sitting at desk with the common posture problem of round shoulders

Welcome to our blog post on the top 5 common posture problems and how to fix them. In this article, we will explore the importance of maintaining good posture and provide practical tips to address common issues that many people face. Whether you spend long hours sitting at a desk or have developed bad habits…

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