There are few things worse than waking up in the morning to chronic pain in your neck, back, or joints. Morning aches and pains can make it difficult to complete even the simplest tasks, like getting up out of bed or putting on your shoes. But with the help of a few physical therapist approved
Our fast-paced lifestyles have caused many of us to those the ability to use our main respiratory muscle, the large dome-shaped diagram, to breathe. Instead we use our shoulders, upper chest, neck, and back muscles, causing rapid, shallow breaths. Diaphragmatic breathing is beneficial for your physical and mental health as it reduces stress, lowers heart
Whether your goal is to reduce low back pain or slim your waist, adding exercises to your workout that engage your core can make a significant difference. The most important, yet often overlooked muscle that must be strengthened, is the transverse abdominis (TA) which is the deep, inner abdominal muscle that begins at the spine and
Weekend warriors often develop shoulder discomfort when performing overhead movements while playing tennis, baseball or tackling DIY projects around the house. The longer you suffer, the more damage can occur Here are simple tips to relieve some symptoms: 1. STOP PAINFUL ACTIVITIES! Trying to “work through the pain” is a mistake. It is your body
Your hips and knees provide complex movements for the body by incorporating multiple joints, muscles, and tendons. When there is damage to any of those joints, muscles, or tendons, it can make moving the hips or knees increasingly difficult. Luckily, with the help of physical therapy, you can find relief for your hip and knee
Did you know that back pain is the highest reported area of pain across the United States? Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek physical therapy treatment. 60-80% of people will experience back pain of some sort in their lives, and it is likely that it may be caused
If you find it difficult to walk downstairs, then learn about a better method for stepping down. Reduce pain and avoid injuries with this technique.
Learn how to modify the way you climb stairs to keep the upward motion pain free. Follow this step-by-step (ha!) method to avoid potential injuries and strain.
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