Get Back on Your Feet after an Ankle Sprain

Get Back on Your Feet after an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are more commonplace than any of would like. They occur when the ligaments on the inside or outside of the ankle are overstressed and occasionally even torn. This leads to swelling, inflammation, and joint instability which makes walking,…

Low Back Pain by the Numbers (Infographic)

Low Back Pain by the Numbers (Infographic)

Below you’ll find an excellent infographic from our friends at the APTA on low back pain!

Balance Doesn't Have to Slip Away

Balance Doesn’t Have to Slip Away

You wobble slightly stepping off a curb, then down you go. In the second or two before you hit the pavement, you wonder what happened to that great sense of balance you used to have. Balance doesn’t stay steady throughout…

Balance Doesn't Have to Slip Away

Balance Doesn’t Have to Slip Away

You wobble slightly stepping off a curb, then down you go. In the second or two before you hit the pavement, you wonder what happened to that great sense of balance you used to have. Balance doesn’t stay steady throughout…

The Comprehensive Guide to Healthy Running

The Comprehensive Guide to Healthy Running

Here is an excellent E-Book from our good friends at the American Physical Therapy Association on healthy running.  As someone with a lower limb issue, this may be beneficial to check out! Click here to download the free E-Book!  …

What kind of sneaker is right for you?

What kind of sneaker is right for you?

Often times body pain originates from the the feet up. If your foundation isn’t stable, level, and properly aligned, you risk increased ground reaction force impacting your joints and spine. Here are tips regarding foot types, gait types, and shoe…

Rapid fire education for the weekend warrior

Rapid fire education for the weekend warrior

Are you a hero of the modern world? Are you busy working all week only to find yourself squeezing your exercises in on Saturday and Sunday? Deconditioning, inflexibility, and poor biomechanics put you at risk for injury.  This post is…

PEP Program: Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance (via SMSMF)

PEP Program: Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance (via SMSMF)

Click here to download a PDF copy of the entire program. This prevention program consists of a warm-up, stretching, strengthening, plyometrics, and sport specific agilities to address potential deficits in the strength and coordination of the stabilizing muscles around the…

Alleviate that nagging hip pain

Hip diagnoses most often seen are ITB syndrome, hip bursitis, and hip osteoarthritis. All are inflammatory conditions but their presentations differ in location, severity, and presentation. ITB syndrome is generally painful post-exercise due to overuse and can be along the…

Shoveling Safety 101

Shoveling Safety 101

Prepare for the activity. Walk around your house a few times, go up and down the stairs, warm-up! Perform joint mobility exercises such as the prone press-up and quadruped thoracic spine rotation (pics/videos below) to get your joints moving in…