General Health

Cardio After Shoulder Surgery: What Type of Cardio Exercise is Safe to Do?

Cardio After Shoulder Surgery What Type of Cardio Exercise is Safe to Do

Cardiovascular exercises are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. After shoulder surgery, cardio exercise can be safe and beneficial for your recovery if done properly. These types of cardio exercises include: riding a stationary bike, walking, running, swimming, stair climbers, and elliptical machines. However, it is always advised to wait until certain points in …

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The Best Exercises for Snowshoeing – How to Prepare from a Physical Therapist

The Best Exercises for Snowshoeing - How to Prepare from a Physical Therapist

Snowshoeing is an ancient sport that has continued in popularity over the millennia. Perhaps the average athlete no longer uses the sport to hunt down herds of prey in the tundra, but it’s still a fun way to enjoy some winter adventure. Ensuring that you keep proper form while snowshoeing can help you avoid injury …

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The Best Core Strengthening Exercises for Runners

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You’re a runner, so you run. But what other exercise do you use to supplement your passion for the pavement? It may seem superfluous to add more work to your routine, but research shows us that it can benefit your performance. Specifically, core and pelvic exercises to improve strength and stability are known to decrease …

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Common Myths About Foam Rolling – From a Physical Therapist

Common Myths of Foam Rolling

Foam rolling is a popular tool for many athletes. Sure, it feels good (…or not so good), but what does it actually do? The market is teeming with different shapes, textures, and models of rollers. Though it’s a widely used technique, there aren’t many research studies examining the effects of foam rolling. Yet, there are …

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The 5 Best Compression Recovery Boots – A Helpful Buyers Guide

The 5 Best Compressions Boots for a Faster Recovery

If you’ve ever trained for a race or competed in a sporting event, then you know your leg muscles can take a brutal beating that leaves you feeling stiff and sore. The cells in your muscles have to work hard to recover after strenuous exercise. Whether it’s work-out related or caused by a medical issue, …

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Stability Ball Exercises: The Top 10 Ball Exercises for Back Pain

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Back pain, at it’s best, is a mild inconvenience. At its worst back pain can turn into a debilitating condition. According to the World Health Organization low back pain is a leading cause of work absence and activity limitation. It’s estimated that 80% of people will experience back pain in their lifetime. As a result …

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What is the Local Twitch Response and is it needed for Dry Needling?

What is the Local Twitch Response and is it needed for Dry Needling? A Local Twitch response (LTR) is a visible and often palpable muscle contraction after a mechanical stimulation, most commonly after dry needling or during massage. A LTR is an involuntary quick twitch of the muscle that is caused by a spinal reflex. …

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5 Best Portable Physical Therapy Technologies

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The 5 Best Portable Physical Therapy Technologies Technology has the power to transform our most useful gadgets into compact devices without sacrificing functionality. One of the specialized environments where portability has a vast potential of improving is physical therapy. Whether it's pain relief, strength, or muscle relaxation having something to meet those needs on the …

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5 Lifestyle Changes for Mental Health and Wellness

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5 Lifestyle Changes for Mental Health and Wellness Self-care is something that most Americans tend to neglect, thinking it means indulging in expensive clothing, taking time away from family, or spending hours primping before the day even begins. But nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that self-care, which is paramount to …

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