What is the best position to sleep for back pain?
Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers… [more]
Do arthritis supplements really work?
How do arthritis supplements work? What is Glucosamine? Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain? What is Chondroitin… [more]
What is frozen shoulder?
What is frozen shoulder? What is adhesive capsulitis? What causes adhesive capsulitis? Frozen shoulder (also referred to… [more]
Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow?
Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow? What do I do when my back hurts after shoveling snow? 'Tis the wonderful holiday… [more]
Why does my hip hurt?
Why does my hip hurt? What is hip bursitis? How do I alleviate hip bursitis pain? If you've been experiencing a pain… [more]
How do I manage stress?
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly… [more]
What causes tension headaches?
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders… [more]
What is Runner’s Knee?
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating… [more]
Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt?
What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness… [more]
What is carpal tunnel?
Why does my wrist hurt? Why does my hand and fingers go numb? Why does my hands go numb at night? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is… [more]
How do I make the most of my physical therapy evaluation? What questions will I be asked by my physical therapist? As physical therapists we cannot be so blind to assume everyone knows what services we can provide and what diagnoses we are capable of treating. So whether you have been through therapy before or are going for the first time here are a few things to consider before your first visit with your therapist: -Where is your pain and how does it change based on … [Read More...]
Why does my back hurt after shoveling snow? What do I do when my back hurts after shoveling snow? 'Tis the wonderful holiday season.....not to mention the frigid cold temperatures, snow and ice that comes with it for us Northerners. It's that time of year to get the winter gear out of storage and get ready for the first snow. Get your winter jacket, mittens, scarf and hat, oh..... not to forget the snow shovel. Is your body in any condition to shovel snow or maybe you are like most … [Read More...]
What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness or swelling along your shin bone afterwards? It is possible that you have suffered from shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. Shin splints can be caused by an inflammation of the periosteum of the tibia, muscle overuse causing swelling, and stress fractures of the bone. The periosteum is the covering surrounding the bone, which can become … [Read More...]
Why does my back hurt in the morning? Why is sleeping posture important? Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers scold to “sit up straight.” Posture has always been a focus since we were little (despite few of us heeding this advice). We are exposed to ways to correct posture daily at work and home with the various ergonomic tools made to improve work place stations, but how often do we consider sleeping posture? Mild stiffness in the mornings is a normal occurrence. When we … [Read More...]
Why do overuse injuries happen? How do you prevent overuse injuries? Repetitive stress injuries (otherwise known as repetitive strain, repetitive motion, or repetitive use injuries) are just what they sound like - injuries incurred due to repeated stresses or loads on the body over time. These injuries are quite common in the workplace due to employees performing the same daily tasks or maintaining the same sustained positions for several hours each day. Repetitive stress injury is a … [Read More...]