Gait Changes and Peripheral Neuropathy

One that experiences a Sensorimotor Peripheral Neuropathy, or a loss of feeling and strength in their legs, will have a loss of sensation of how the body is positioned because of loss of feedback from the ankle. This loss of strength and sensation may lead to ankle instability and the center of pressure on the […]

Common Ortho Causes of Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain is a sharp severe pain with recent onset.  Acute low back pain is the most frequent low back pain. Because of the lumbosacral joint position in the skeleton, It supports the body’s weight and acts as the pivot when lifting or bending.  Because of this pivoting of this joint and the […]

Obesity/Health Problems

Obesity is a condition involving the storage of excess body fat because of an  imbalance between the number of calories eaten and the number of calories burned  over an extended period of time. As little as 100 extra calories per day will lead to a 10 lb weight gain each year, which can lead to […]

Increase Flexibility/Aging

Have you ever noticed how you are stiff and not very flexible when you get out of bed in the morning?  Why does that stiffness go away during the day? By simply using your muscles you increase flexibility.   When you use your muscles to walk or get up out of the chair, your flexibility […]

Endurance Guidelines

Muscle endurance can take place in an exercise program designed to improve strength.  Endurance can also be achieved by exercises that are repeated against a moderate load to the point of muscle fatigue.  Total body endurance is related to aerobic capacity. In other words to the ability of the body to transport oxygen as well as […]

Colle’s Fracture

Some Symptoms of a broken wrist include: Pain, especially when bending the wrist Tenderness, swelling and deformity of the wrist, which will cause it to appear crooked and bent. A Colles’ fracture — or the end of the radius  — is often called a ”broken wrist.” Actually, it’s a break in the larger of the […]

Difficult Golf Swing

Why is the golf swing so difficult?  Because it is a dynamic movement involving linear motion as well as rotation while maintaining balance and spine angle.  This motion begins with a controlled movement of the hip and pelvis.  The trunk and lower back are rotating, while they are also side bending in the same direction.  The […]

Getting Out of Shape

How long does it take to get out of shape?  It depends. Generally speaking, it takes longer than you might think.  For someone who works out two to three times a week, it takes two to four weeks of inactivity for there to be a notable change in your conditioning. Regardless of your fitness level […]

Diabetes/Heart Disease

Diabetes and obesity are factors related to heart disease.  Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes your body to use insulin ineffectively. This results in your body being unable to convert all of the glucose or sugar from the food you eat into energy. As a result, this excess glucose coats your blood vessels, damaging […]

Common Minor Neck Pain

Neck pain usually involves the muscles of the neck.  A spasm or strain can be the cause of pain. Here are some activities that can influence neck pain: Forward head posture:  Holding your head in a forward position while watching TV, reading, working, or using your computer Sleeping posture:  Sleeping on a pillow that is […]