Balance: Importance of getting steady on your feet

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Do you walk to get around? If the answer is yes, then you need to know more about balance. Balance is a necessary component of walking; with... Read more

Treating pain in the home

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Almost everyone knows to use ice packs right after an injury to prevent swelling, but time and time again I see patients in my office who are... Read more

Tools for pain relief and enhanced performance

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Pain and dysfunction of any body part has many possible causes. I would venture to say that every single one of us can identify with nagging... Read more

Pain during exercise: How much is too much?

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The topic of “no pain, no gain” is one that arises almost daily in my practice. Is pain during exercise appropriate? When is it... Read more

Therapeutic Taping: Helpful or all hype?

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I recently co-authored an article for a Physical Therapy magazine, Advance Magazine, regarding the use of elastic taping for the upper quarter... Read more

Preventing the dreaded sports hernia

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A sports hernia is a tear to the oblique abdominal muscles in the pelvic region of the abdomen. Unlike other hernias, the sports hernia has... Read more

Strength training for 'aging' adults

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News flash: we are all aging! By the time we reach our thirties, we all begin to lose peak strength by approximately 10 percent per decade... Read more

The six elements of physical fitness

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In 1st grade, my gym teacher made us all memorize the definition of “physical fitness.” Decades later, I still recall it as: “Physical... Read more