Balance and Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is an important aspect of fall treatment and prevention. For starters, a Physical Therapist will assess your footwear and the safety of your home to eliminate factors that could result in an inadvertent fall. Your Therapist will use several techniques including core stabilization exercises and manual therapy to improve balance and stability. Your […]


The spine attempts to keep the head and trunk in balance.  There should be four gentle curves in your spine. If one of the curves is greater than normal, another area in the spine will adjust to try and keep the head and truck balanced. Lordosis is a term used to describe an increased curve […]

Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure? It refers to the force of blood against your arteries as it is pumped through your heart and flows out to the rest of your body. Your blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time; it rises and falls according to your level of activity. But if your blood pressure […]

Extended Sitting Issues

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical […]

Herniated Nucleus Propulsus Treatment

People with a herniated disc experience lower back pain and sciatic pain which radiates down their leg.  When the disc pushes against the nerve root, it can cause pain.   Conservative treatment for a herniated disc is usually enough to resolve the pain.  Because bending and lifting intensify the pain, a treatment program to work on […]


If you have developed a knot at the top of your leg bone where the patellar (knee cap) tendon connects to the tibia, you probably have what is called Osgood-Schlatter Disease.  This usually happens when you are 12 or 13 years old, but can occur later on in your life. It can be associated with […]


What is the functions of my patella or kneecap?  It just seems to be floating above my knee. What does it do?  The patella is located in the tendon of your quadriceps or thigh muscles and it has two important functions. It lengthens the lever arm of your thigh muscles.  The longer the lever arm […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nocturnal Paresthesia, or numbness at night involving some of your fingers, is a common sign of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  This numbness can lead to pain. The pain can lead to a poor night of sleep. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes  […]

Physical Abilities of Golf Swing

Although the golf swing when performed by a professional golfer looks simple and effortless, it is anything but easy.  In fact the golf swing is difficult. A good golf swing requires balance, flexibility, posture and coordination. The main physical abilities of a powerful golf swing include balance.  A good posture at address requires balance because […]

De Quervain’s Tendinitis

REMEMBER  a tendon is a thick bendable tissue that connects muscle to bone. There are two tendons that run from the back of your thumb down the side of your wrist. When you have swelling and irritation of these two tendons it leads to a condition called De Quervain’s tendinitis.  Some activities that can lead […]