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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Use of A Foam Roller

May 31, 2016

The use of a foam roller is becoming more popular today. The reason is because of a change in attitude towards massage therapy. We have been gradually moving away from an injury care mode of modalities to a more European

Boot Camp

May 27, 2016

Boot camp is a time when a young adult is taken and placed in a subservient position where they are both physically and mentally stressed while being inducted into military life. Nonmilitary people are now seeking to shed pounds and

Well…Do Ya Punk?

May 26, 2016

Some people feel lucky enough to win a bet or wager. Usually these thoughts are based on instinct rather than true scientific knowledge. Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry is famous for asking about luck. Controversy has raged in the neurosurgical

Exercising in the Heat

May 25, 2016

Exercising in hot weather can be fun but also dangerous. Exercising in the heat puts an added stress on your body. If you’re not careful you run the risk of a heat-related illness. The body has a self-regulating mechanism which

Positional Disc Pressures

May 24, 2016

In 1964, Professor Nachemson performed a study on the intradiscal pressures associated with various positions.  This study is extremely useful in order to provide guidance regarding positions which may increase pressure and result in further injury and/or pain. It was found

Tailbone Pain or Coccydynia

May 23, 2016

Tailbone pain or coccydynia is a type of low back pain. The pain occurs at the very bottom of your spine in the crack or the area between the buttock muscles. The pain may range from mild to severe. The

Spinal Stenosis Treatment

May 20, 2016

The most common treatments for spinal stenosis include exercise, activity modification, and epidural injections. Exercise for spinal stenosis, although not always targeted at treating the patients stenosis specifically,  is used to keep the patient as active and mobile as possible.

Walking for Health

May 19, 2016

Walking is the best prescription for health. Walking 21 minutes a day or 2 1/2 hours per week can cut your risk for heart disease by 30%. Walking doesn’t cost you anything, can be done anywhere, requires no equipment, requires

Fun Play

May 18, 2016

An exercise workout does not have to be torture. In order to stay healthy, one knows they need to burn calories and maintain a level of fitness. But motivation is a topic onto itself. Not feeling motivated to exercise is

Lifting Weights

May 16, 2016

There are four types of exercise – cardio, core strengthening, flexibility and weight training. Weight training is a common type of strength training where the goal is to develop increased strength and size of your skeletal muscles. This type of