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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 […]

Osgood-Schlatter

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 […]

Obesity Defined

Almost 100 million Americans are obese or overweight.  What is obesity? it is a condition caused by the accumulation of excess body fat.  Obesity not only affect Americans, but it is a worldwide epidemic. Almost 40% of the people in the U.S. are obese including children.  15% of children ages 6-11 and 16% of children […]

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 […]

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  […]

Cold Weather Activity

Here are some tips for the colder weather. If you are going to be lifting and moving things, working in the yard, or engaging in other forms of exercise, make sure to warm up and stretch before you begin. Start slowly and maintain the right posture as you increase the intensity of exercise over 10-15 […]

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 […]

Degenerative Arthritis

One with Degenerative Arthritis of the neck or cervical spine will notice stiffness and neck pain.  Your stiffness appears to be worse after periods of inactivity or immobility of the head. Some of this stiffness can be relieved to some degree with motion .  However, pain may seem to increase with motion and certain sleeping […]

Heart Rate During Exercise

For adults, a healthy resting heart rate is 60 to 80 beats per minute.  The general rule for calculating your maximum heart rate during exercise is: Subtract your age from 220.  The target zone is 60 to 80 percent of your maximum heart rate.  This will let you know what the level of your heart […]

How to Manage Orthostatic Hypotension

Postural or orthostatic hypotension is related to a drop in your blood pressure when changing body positions.  It may be associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure and hardening of the arteries. Also, certain medications can cause orthostatic hypotension. This condition can be managed by:   Telling your healthcare provider about the symptoms Review your […]