Many folks beginning an exercise or physical therapy regimen are given a specific set of exercises, but these instructions don’t always come with proper guidance on the stretching that should accompany the program. To ensure that you can either avoid – or avoid exacerbating – injuries, here’s a comprehensive guide to different types of stretching and their benefits.
Lower back pain is a very common sensation that affects 60-70% of people across industrialized nations. It can also greatly limit many aspects of your daily life. For example, working, doing the activities you love, spending time with friends and family, or even just relaxing can be difficult if you are ached by lower back
Does your daily life revolve around chronic pain or inflammation? While this is a common everyday roadblock that many people experience, there are actually some simple ways to avoid it. It is no secret that exercise is a crucial part of any physical therapy regimen, but fueling your body with nutritional meals also plays an
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time professional athlete, you know you’re going to be taking your body to its functional limits. But is your body ready for that challenge? Undetected weakness and vulnerabilities could prime you for a devastating injury. If you’re already injured or fresh out of surgery, leaping into physical therapy
When you see a physical therapist for the first time, one of the things they’ll stress is the importance of a healthy routine. Our physical therapists are experts in helping patients regain their full function again, and they’re also incredibly helpful in guiding you toward a healthy morning routine. Don’t hesitate to ask your physical
Do you often feel sluggish, sore, achy, or fatigued? Does it feel like you’ve been on a treadmill that never stops? Chances are, it’s your body’s way of sending out the warning signal: It has had too much. Too much sitting while you commute back and forth, too much sitting while you work at the
Who doesn’t love a good squat? Long ago, squats were an exercise that was known only to elite athletes who were looking to push their physical fitness level to the limits, but now they are one of the most commonly practiced forms of weightlifting. There are a lot of rumors out there about squats, though.
To achieve an optimal level of physical health and wellness, you need more than just a good training routine and physical therapy. A strong body begins with a healthy diet, and when you’re juggling work, school, personal training and your physical therapy sessions, nothing makes life easier than a little bit of meal prep to
Whether you’re struggling with pain or merely want to look and feel better for an upcoming vacation, these four basic exercises will help you get there. The best part? They are classic moves that have been practiced by athletes for years and are a great way to build up your body’s core strength quickly. Understand
If you lead an active lifestyle, fitness is critical for your well-being. Athletic training, competitions, workout routines, injury rehabilitation exercises, and even the non-stop pace of everyday life all take energy — and the first source of energy your body turns to comes in the form of carbohydrates. If you’re pushing your body hard in