Beginner Core & Lumbar Stabilization Program for Low Back Pain

Did you know that over 80% of people will experience low back pain at one point in their lifetime? Back pain is the number one reason for missed workdays, accounting for over 264 million workdays lost each year worldwide. It is also important to note that most of low back pain cases are mechanical in

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Home Based Treatment for Right Sided IT Band Syndrome

In the midst of Corona Virus, with gyms being closed, you may find yourself doing more walking/jogging outdoors. Often this increase in lower body activity can flare up your IT band, causing what we refer to as IT band syndrome. What is the IT Band and what is involved with the Syndrome? This is a

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Let’s talk about it–Urinary Incontinence and What You Can Do About It!

By Carol Jacobs, PT, DPT Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine in any amount–from just a couple drops to the full bladder. Although it can affect both women and men, women are twice as likely to experience urinary incontinence due to a number of factors, including pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the anatomy

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How Much Physical Activity Do Kids Need?

With the recent Covid-19 Pandemic making us find a new “normal”, activity rates have gone down for not only kids, but for all quarantined families.  Kids aren’t going to school anymore to get their daily dose of gym or recess time, and it’s hard for busy parents to find time to create some kind of

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Common Basketball Injuries and 7 Tips to Help Prevent Them

March Madness is just around the corner and everyone is out practicing their skills and “sinking threes”. While March Madness brings out the pro player in all of us, basketball is the most popular youth sport in the US. A study by the National Athletic Trainers Association found that 22% of male basketball players have

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Heart Health

Are you fitting in at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of heart-pumping physical activity per week? If not, you’re not alone. Only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health. Being more active can help all people think, feel and sleep better and perform daily tasks more easily. And

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Strength Training for Seniors

Strength training is an important type of exercise, but becomes even more important as people age. Without resistance training, we begin to lose somewhere between 0.5% and 1% of our muscle mass each year. With this loss of muscle mass comes higher levels of arthritis pain, more difficulty with things like getting out of a

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