Do you Suffer from Gluteal Amnesia?

Do you Suffer from Gluteal Amnesia? - Woman Low Back Pain Fotolia 4 12 2017

There is a new phenomenon being seen across the country…patients suffering from gluteal amnesia.  Yes, you read that right…gluteal amnesia!  If you are suffering from consistent knee, lower back, shoulder, or groin injuries, you could be suffering from gluteal amnesia.   What the heck is gluteal amnesia?  Simply, the gluteal muscles forget what they need…

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Why physical therapy, after an injury or surgery, is a must and not an option!

Why physical therapy, after an injury or surgery, is a must and not an option! - Knn Injury Fotolia 75682478 Subscription Monthly XXL

If you want your body to be as strong as it was before an injury, then every injury from a torn ACL to sprained ankle must come packaged with physical therapy.  A consistent rehab program is essential for active people who want to return stronger than before the injury. After an injury occurs, the body…

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Simple Exercises For Sciatica Pain

Simple Exercises For Sciatica Pain - Woman Low Back Pain Fotolia 4 12 2017

If you are one of many America’s suffering from chronic low back pain, you may find that gentle exercise and daily stretching can help to provide some pain relief. Sciatica is a type of low back pain characterized by pain that travels down the sciatic nerve, which branches off into the back of the legs.…

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Five Ways To Stay Healthy Even When Life Feels ‘Busy’

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A few weeks back some of our patients were chatting and the conversation was all about wanting to get fitter, but why sometimes it’s so hard to stay in shape.  They all agreed that they knew they needed to exercise, sleep more, and eat healthier – but knowing and actually doing, are two different things.…

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The Most Dangerous Fat

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Everyone talks about the little bit of budge around the mid-section and how they want to “get rid” of it.  More importantly is how this extra belly fat is detrimental to you.  Fat is stored all throughout our bodies and is used for energy, warmth, and protection, but a certain fat opens you up to…

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All About Sleep

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When it comes to health, there is one, simple, easy and FREE thing that you can do immediately to boost your health – and that’s sleep! In fact, sleep is important for ALL areas of health, and it’s the most important thing you do each day. When you peruse the internet or health magazine, all…

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Surprising Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help You

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When someone hears the words physical therapy there is very a common misconception of what physical therapy is.  Many people think of just helping an athlete after a major injury while others think massage or personal training.  With today’s sub-specialties, physical therapists can actually help in many ways patients don’t typically expect. When people hear…

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You Shouldn’t Ignore Those Aches and Pains

You Shouldn't Ignore Those Aches and Pains - shoulder pain

Prior injuries, lack of physical activity, and existing chronic conditions increase the risk of injury. The pain felt may range from mild ache to a sharp, severe, pain. It is common for people to assume a good night’s sleep will cure the pain.  Often this pain worsens the next morning. When the muscles and joints…

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Four Steps to Watch Your Weight During the Holidays

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We are knee deep in to the holiday season, and for the next two weeks people will be solidly booked with work and family holiday parties as well as assorted lunches & dinners.  It can be overwhelming but you shouldn’t restrict yourself from things you enjoy.  Here are 4 ways to help keep a healthy…

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

What Not To Wear To The Holiday Party And Why It Causes Back Pain - Party Fotolia 98161746 S

Ok, I know we don’t like to talk about this, but most people have got their holiday party (or parties!) happening. And if you, or anyone you know, are anything like my wife, the party outfit will be planned already… or at least ready to be purchased. Anyway, last year one of my patients came…

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