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Heart Rate

You check your heart rate after an activity.  What does heart rate really indicate? Remember, Your heart is a pump.  It pumps blood to all parts of your body. The heart contracts with each beat so the number of times your heart beats in a minute is your heart rate. When you increase physical activity […]

Healthy Knee

Although the knee is a large joint and made up mainly of two large bones, it is an area of the body that is involved in a good deal of pain and injury. General guidelines to maintaining a healthy knee include: Good muscle balance and strength.  This includes the muscles on the inside part and […]

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 […]

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease is the deterioration of the shock absorber found between the vertebral bodies in our spine, the Intervertebral Disc.  As the disc degenerates, The space between the joints decrease and stability is lost. Back pain is chronic and occasionally some leg pain can be present.  However, the pain in a Degenerative Disc issue […]

Curves of the Back

Some curves of the back are good.  Some are not. It depends on the direction of the curve in relation to the spinal column.  When the spine curves to the side this is abnormal and is sometimes referred to as Scoliosis.  When the curves relate to the spine curving front to back this the natural […]

Achilles Tendinitis

Sometimes I experience pain at the back of my heel when I run or go up on my toes or when I try to push off while walking.  It can be a burning or throbbing type pain. You have just described Achilles Tendinitis.   Achilles Tendinitis is an inflammation of the Achilles Tendon or Heel Cord.  […]

Baking Soda and Honey

Baking Soda and Honey: Remedy that destroys even the most severe disease! It’s medically proven that all sugars are counter-beneficial when it comes to cancer simply because cancer cells feed on sugar. However, this natural remedy combining baking soda and honey or maple syrup acts in a completely different way. For one thing, baking soda […]

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 […]

Causes of Heart Disease

What causes heart disease?  Your heart is a pump. Its one and only job is to pump blood to the rest of your body.  Your heart has its own system which supplies blood to the heart. This is a set of three major blood vessels, the coronary arteries, and they must receive a strong, steady […]

Lordosis

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 […]