Is your body ready for Winter?

Don’t let back and knee pain keep you down! Winter brings on a lot of activity, and while most of it is enjoyable; some of it causes pain. Back and knee pain cases rise dramatically in the Winter due to increased activity. Shoveling snow leads to back sprains/strains and skiing can increase knee pain. The dynamics of snowboarding involves all joints, ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder and neck.

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Gardening injuries

Gardening is an extremely satisfying and healthy activity that a large percentage of the population enjoys. As any person who gardens can attest, it can be a strenuous activity. Gardening typically yields two types of injuries:

  • Traumatic injuries- such as back strains, ankle sprains, lacerations, and contusions.
  • Repetitive Stress injuries- which occur in your soft tissues after prolonged use and repetitive movement patterns, such as raking or shoveling.

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Cycling Ergonomics

Bicycles are one of the most popular vehicles used. They are used for transport as well as for recreation or fitness. Cycling is a very popular activity, but can cause injury if people do not prepare their bike or body. Adjusting the bike to fit you ergonomically is crucial in avoiding repetitive strain injuries and other cumulative trauma injuries.

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Top 12 Exercise Tips for 2015/2016

The new year is upon us and so again are our “New Year’s Sesolutions” of getting into shape. The difference between successfully obtaining the “resolution” and not is habit- being able to stick to your guns and do those necessary things that result in improved fitness. So enters the “12 exercise tips” of 2014; a mixture of 12 tips and exercises to aid you in your quest for flatter stomachs and firmer thighs.

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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.

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Fall Prevention

As we get older there is much concern about falling; protecting our loved ones from unnecessary pain and injury. Falls can often lead to deep bruising, hip fractures which in turn can lead to other serious health issues. Since falls can stem from several different issues the question becomes, what can we do about it?

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The ASTYM System rejuvenates muscles, tendons and ligaments. It gets rid of scar tissue problems from old injuries in a fashion previously unimaginable.

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Exercise & Arthritis

Understanding Arthritis
The word Arthritis literally means joint inflammation ( arth=joint; itis = inflammation). It refers to more than 100 different diseases or conditions that affect the joints and the tissues around the joints, such as muscles and tendons. Some forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or Lupus, also can affect other parts of the body, including the skin and internal organs. About 66 million ( or one in every three) Americans have arthritis or a related condition. People with Arthritis face many challenges as a result of the disease, but the good news is there are many ways to meet those challenges and lead a fulfilling life.

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Cyclist Tips & Education

Seven Simple Stretches for Cyclists
There are many types of stretches and most are good, if done correctly. The main cycling stretches focus on the lower body.

Reading a stretching manual or following an experienced person is the best way to learn the best form.

“Even if you’re obsessed with cycling, you still do more than ride, Anderson writes. If you run, play other sports, or just sit at a desk all day, stretching helps protect you from injury and dissipates tension, says Bob Anderson in his definitive book, Stretching.

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