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 […]

Motion Sickness

The body includes several systems of balance.  They are the somatosensory, vision and vestibular.  Vision plays an important part in balance.  The brain uses information from system to help with body awareness in space and the surrounding environment. Motion sickness is a condition related to the visual system.  It is caused by a mismatch of […]

Hamstring Tendinitis

Sometimes you may develop a pain behind your knee.  Usually this is noticed in people that participate in endurance events like distance running.  You may experience this after a hamstring injury or foot injury when you change your walking pattern and put added pressure on the hamstring tendon. This discomfort is usually felt in the […]

Degenerative Disc Disease Management

Physical Therapy helps treat the underlying factors such as the instability of the intervertebral joints and the associated inflammation. Your physician may recommend prescription medication to provide relief. Once the pain is reduced, specific exercises and specialized physical therapy techniques are utilized to achieve lasting relief. Treatment falls into one of the following three categories: […]

Heart Disease Facts

It’s estimated that 80 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease, the biggest killer in the U.S. This means that one in every three adults is at risk for having a heart attack or stroke.  In today’s world of modern medicine those who suffer heart attacks are more likely to survive than in the […]

Patella Tendinitis

Sometimes when you run, you may experience pain in the bottom of your patella tendon, the tendon found below your kneecap.  The pain may increase with running or jumping and can last for many months. Patella Tendonitis can also be called jumper’s knee.  Because running is a series of jumps, greater pressure is placed on […]

Impact of Balance

According to the Centers For Disease Control “Falls have become the leading cause of injury and death for seniors”.  Falls are the number one cause of accidentals deaths in the elderly. Over half of the elderly over the age of 80 will fall this year.  An issue related to falls is dizziness.  A person that has […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Another injury associated with overtraining is Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome).  The point of discomfort is the outside of the knee. This injury is caused by repeated friction of the tendon rubbing against the outside of the knee.  This type of injury is usually noticed early on in training. IT Band Syndrome presents with: […]

Obesity and Death

More Americans are overweight than ever before. A  study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that obesity is more deadly than previously estimated.  The study, which examined data from 1986 to 2006, when Americans were comparatively lean, determined that as many as 18% of deaths of individuals aged 40 to 85 are […]