Physical Therapy

The Best Plank Variations for Back Pain and a Stronger Core

Plank variations for low back pain and a stronger core

Just like those suffering from it, back pain comes in all different (metaphorical) shapes and sizes. With many causes, types, and symptoms, back pain is far from one size fits all. So it should come as no surprise that the stretches and exercises to help with back pain have many variations, too.   The Basics …

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Tips to Prevent Injuries and Overuse Pain with Rowing

Tips to Prevent Overuse Injuries in Rowing

Rowing is a full-body workout effective for tackling both strength and cardio. From the outside looking in, you might think it’s only an arm workout. The many benefits of rowing include: Working out the lumbar musculature, pectorals, abdominal muscles, and large leg muscles. Strengthening the whole cardiovascular system and supporting the more efficient transportation of …

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Questions to Ask an Orthopedic Surgeon Before a Total Knee Replacement

Questions to ask your orthopedic surgeon before a total knee replacement

You’re done sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else do what they enjoy. You’re ready to get back to you, so you’re finally going to have a total knee replacement. You’ve made the decision, let us help you make your next move. Having surgery is stressful. A successful outcome and minimal hiccups require a lot …

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Lumbar Disc Herniation – An Exercise Guide to Speed Up Recovery

Lumbar Disc Herniation - A Helpful Exercise Guide

The general public is no stranger to lower back pain. It’s the leading cause of activity limitations and missed workdays in the US. Up to 80% of people will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. There are many causes of lower back pain, including muscle strain, poor posture, and pinched nerves. …

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Stretching or Strengthening: What’s More Important After a Back Injury?

Stretching or Strengthening: What's More Important After a Back Injury

You put a little too much snap into that bend, and now you’ve tweaked something in your back. It’s probably not comforting to know at the moment, but you’re far from alone in your suffering. Back injuries and chronic back pain are some of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Back injuries cause over 264 …

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