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Piriformis

Sometimes you may have a pain that shoots down your leg as well as in the hip region.  You may think this pain is related to a herniated disc. Although this could be the cause, you could be experiencing Piriformis Syndrome. The Piriformis muscle is a small pear shaped muscle that runs from your sacrum […]

Orthostatic Hypertension

Sometimes dizziness is related to blood pressure issues.  You experience lightheadedness or fainting that appears while standing.  You may have a condition called orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension.  This is when there is a drop in blood pressure with a change in body position. Other symptoms of orthostatic hypotension could include:  Chest pain, fainting, incontinence […]

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy can affect your balance.  Peripheral Neuropathy is a failure of the nerves to carry information from the area it serves to the brain and spinal cord.  For example, the nerves responsible for providing information to and from your feet are damaged and the information about feel and movement is not communicated to the […]

Healthy Knee II

Because the knee is a large weight bearing joint it can encounter injuries and pain.  Previously we reviewed the importance of muscle strength and knee range of motion. The way you walk is also important to maintaining a healthy knee.  If you walk with too long of a stride or with your knee in excessive […]

Fall Risk

The fear of falling is the number one reason for decreased mobility in the aging population.  The fear of falling is difficult to overcome, but can be eliminated with proper activities and encouragement. Who is at risk for a fall?  The strongest predictor for falling at a later time is already having fallen. Other risk […]

Heart Rate Monitor

What is a good way to monitor your heart rate?  Using a heart rate monitor is a great way to keep up with your heart rate.  It is important to keep up with your heart rate so you can: Find the right pace and intensity of exercise.  Exercising too hard may lead to stopping the […]

One-Piece Swing

There are two types of golf swings.  The two-piece or small muscle swing and the one-piece or large muscle swing.  The one-piece swing is also sometimes called the stabilized spine swing. The swing is started with the hips and trunk, which allow shoulder and hip rotation without restricting hip rotation.  The shoulders and hips rotate […]

Herniated Nucleus Propulsus/ C-Spine

One that experiences neck pain with pain running into the shoulder, arm and hand may be experiencing a herniated disc of the neck.  This injury is not as common in the neck as it is in the back because of the structure and supportive soft tissue in the neck area, but it can occur.  Usually […]

Neck

Most people will have a minor neck problem at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems.  It’s not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse or injury. Neck problems and injuries most commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or projects around the home. Home […]