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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Physical Therapy to Improve your Golf Game

We’ve all heard that a proper warm up is important before exercise, and that skipping it can lead to injury. As physical therapists, one of the more common places we see people skipping warm ups or doing them improperly is at the golf course. For many golfers, the warm up is carrying the golf bag

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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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Get Back Into Balance

Your physical therapist can play a big role in helping you maintain or improve your balance as you age. Unfortunately, falls are becoming increasingly common in adults age 65 and over. Just because they’re common, doesn’t mean they’re inevitable though. Research shows that falls are caused by a variety of factors, and many of them

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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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