I Stand Corrected! 5 Common Fitness Myths

I Stand Corrected! 5 Common Fitness Myths

When only one in three adults get the recommended amount of physical activity their bodies need each week (according to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition), it’s difficult for we as physical therapists to find fault when an...

Watch Your Back While Gardening

Watch Your Back While Gardening

As spring arrives and local green thumbs plan for a season of gardening and general yard maintenance, physical therapists have a message for garden and landscape enthusiasts: watch your back.  When gardening, it’s a fact the majority of your...

Exercise Balance to Prevent Falls, Improve Mobility

Exercise Balance to Prevent Falls, Improve Mobility

Just as a reduction in resistance training can make us weaker and fewer miles on the treadmill can reduce our cardiovascular fitness levels, maintaining good balance as you age requires a continued effort.  Such an effort, according to physical...

6 Common Summer Activity Mistakes — and Solutions

6 Common Summer Activity Mistakes — and Solutions

For many, summer is defined by a whirlwind of outdoor activity, a natural response to warmer, brighter and warmer days.  But as we venture out into the sun for yard work, bike rides, morning jogs, long hikes and swimming at the...

Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms

Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness.  And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and...

Demystifying the Core: DIY Strengthening Exercises

Demystifying the Core: DIY Strengthening Exercises

Core workouts. Core-building exercises. Core strength. “You’ve got to work your core!”  Seems like everyone in the fitness world is always talking about “the core,” yet does the typical person fully understand what the core is and why it matters so...

Use Fitness Apps This Year, but Use Them with Caution

Use Fitness Apps This Year, but Use Them with Caution

As more people continue to turn to health apps on their smartphones to help achieve goals related to exercise and weight loss, it’s important to use such tools with an element of personal caution, say physical therapists and other medical...

Walk your way to back pain relief

Walk your way to back pain relief

Are you experiencing tightness or discomfort in your lower-back? Try taking a walk.  Studies have shown walking to be effective in preventing, alleviating and even treating pain in the spine, a condition that according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Exercise caution during summer workouts

Exercise caution during summer workouts

While many relish the opportunity to take both play and exercise outdoors as the weather continues to warm, physical therapist Jim Herkimer of Sports Conditioning and Rehab (SCAR) reminds us that beneficial exercise comes with an added level of risk when done in the...

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