Senior Man Suffering From Back Pain Whilst Gardening

5 Tips to Avoid Back Pain While Gardening

Gardening has so many health benefits and it’s an activity many people fall in love with. It gets you outdoors in the fresh air, exposes you to vitamin D, it’s meditative, helps to improve hand-eye coordination, and it’s great exercise. But one thing it’s not always great for is your back. If you love gardening […]

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Neck Pain During Crunches? 3 Reasons why and what you can do.

Abdominal crunches are one of the most popular “ab exercises” around. It’s a move that emphasizes your upper abdominal strength more so than your lower. You start by lying on your back – typically hands behind your head and knees bent – then lift your head and chest off the floor – “crunching” your upper […]

5 Signs Your Core is Weak – And What You Should Do About It!

A strong, healthy core is important for our health and posture. When your core is strong and working properly, you will have less back pain, better posture, and will move with more ease and endurance.  But how do you know if your core strength is where it needs to be? I can tell you that […]

Why Pilates?

Why Pilates? If you’ve ever experienced muscle and/or skeletal pain, it was probably the result of one or more mechanical stressors occurring in joints or muscles. When I treat a patient, I am often working to help them change the mechanics of their movement and therefore decrease or eliminate those stressors. It’s one of the […]

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5 Reasons Exercise is Hurting your Back

5 Reasons Exercise is Hurting Your Back The research continues to show that the best “treatment” for back pain is exercise. But what do you do when exercising hurts your back instead of helps?  This is one of the most common frustrations I hear from my clients. The doctor looks at their back and takes […]

5 benefits of adding pilates to your fitness routine

5 Benefits of Adding Pilates to Your Fitness Routine

5 Benefits of Adding Pilates to Your Fitness Routine  Pilates has been around for about 100 years, and it still amazes me how many people have NOT heard of this incredible exercise method. If you didn’t already know – it was first created by Joseph Pilates and initially gained popularity among the dance community as […]

Is Your Knee Problem Really a Problem? How to tell.

Is Your Knee Problem Really a Problem? How to tell. Knee pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint after back pain. Studies say that 1 in 4 adults now suffer from chronic knee pain, and the number of swollen and stiff knees has risen 65 percent in the past four decades. But just because you […]

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Three Things to Consider before Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement (TKR) surgery has been around for decades, and generally speaking, results are very good. 90% of folks can expect up to a 20 year success rate. The most common reason for a knee replacement is to resolve advanced arthritis. But what if advanced arthritis isn’t the true cause of your knee problem? […]

3 Tips to Protect Your Knees as you Age

3 Tips to Protect Your Knees as you Age

3 Tips to Protect Your Knees as you Age Knee pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint behind back pain. It impacts one-third of all Americans at one time or another – and its prevalence has increased substantially over the last 20 years. These statistics indicate that it’s more important than ever to find […]

Your Pain’s Location May Not Be Its Source

Your Pain’s Location May Not Be Its Source

Your Pain’s Location May Not Be Its Source Pain is a confusing topic. And there’s lots of advice out there on what to do about it. Should you rest? Should you exercise? Apply heat or ice? Do you see a doctor? Or let it go away on its own?  Before you can even think about […]

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