Physical Therapy for Pregnancy Back Pain

Physical Therapy for Pregnancy Back Pain

Over half of all pregnant women will experience some kind of back pain before, during, or after their pregnancy. About 40 percent of these women experience lower back pain due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The sacroiliac joint serves to connect the tailbone and the pelvic bone as well as the spine to the pelvis. AsContinue Reading

Running Injuries to Look Out For

Running Injuries to Look Out For

As most runners know, the sport of running can be incredibly taxing on the body. While the ideal situation is certainly a pain-free run every single time, the reality is that running injuries are very common. From aches and pains here to twinges and tweaks there, being aware of the body and some of theContinue Reading

Injuries Continue to Haunt the NFL

Injuries Continue to Haunt the NFL

Many people are referring to yesterday’s NFL Sunday as one of “those” types of days, in reference to the many injuries suffered by some key players across the league. However, key players aside, it is important to note the massive number of injuries that continue to haunt the NFL week after week. To say yesterdayContinue Reading

Top Stretches to Avoid Running Injuries

Top Stretches to Avoid Running Injuries

The “should you stretch before or after a run” debate has gone on for many, many years. In fact, “expert” recommendations have continued to change regarding the value of stretching and when it should be done. While it is agreed that stretching is an important component of fitness, the bottom line is that conflicting evidenceContinue Reading

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three adults over the age of 65 falls each year. As the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), preventing falls is an incredibly important mission spearheaded by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in the form of National Falls Prevention AwarenessContinue Reading

Top 10 Benefits of Active Release Techniques

Top 10 Benefits of Active Release Techniques

Active Release Techniques (ART) is one of the fastest growing treatment methods in sports rehab and physical therapy practices today. An innovative method to treat the soft tissue system through massage targets the body’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and fascia. With the ability to treat injuries quickly, effectively, and permanently, injured athletes across the worldContinue Reading

Post Workout Meals to Fuel Your Body Right

Post Workout Meals to Fuel Your Body Right

Eating after a workout is a long debated topic. Today, however, scientists agree that consuming food between 30 and 60 minutes post workout is important to fuel your muscles with nutrition. Now that eating after working out is a commonplace, the arguments have shifted regarding the particular recommended foods. The post workout meal is byContinue Reading

CrossFit Exercises with Potential Danger

CrossFit Exercises with Potential Danger

CrossFit has truly swept the nation over the last couple of years. From teens to young adults to even elderly adults, CrossFit seems to work for all kinds of people in all kinds of shape. While it previously seemed like the CrossFit trend would be a fad that quickly died out, it seems to onlyContinue Reading

Top 10 Stretches Before a Tough Workout

There is great controversy surrounding pre and post workout stretches. Stretching the body with dynamic exercises is important for flexibility which concentrates on the body’s full range of motion. Kicking your nervous system into high gear abruptly can shock your body. Therefore, it is important to perform a few stretches prior to working out inContinue Reading

Should I See a Chiropractor for My Sports Injury?

Should I See a Chiropractor for My Sports Injury?

Chiropractic care for sports injuries has caught some negative attention over the years. About a decade ago, many athletes believed that chiropractic manipulation supplied little benefits to treat sport injuries. However, athletes today have drastically changed their tune. In fact, many professional and collegiate sports teams have a chiropractor on their medical staff. In today’sContinue Reading