Common Ortho Causes of Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain is a sharp severe pain with recent onset.  Acute low back pain is the most frequent low back pain. Because of the lumbosacral joint position in the skeleton, It supports the body’s weight and acts as the pivot when lifting or bending.  Because of this pivoting of this joint and the […]

Obesity/Health Problems

Obesity is a condition involving the storage of excess body fat because of an  imbalance between the number of calories eaten and the number of calories burned  over an extended period of time. As little as 100 extra calories per day will lead to a 10 lb weight gain each year, which can lead to […]

Gait Changes and Peripheral Neuropathy

One that experiences a Sensorimotor Peripheral Neuropathy, or a loss of feeling and strength in their legs, will have a loss of sensation of how the body is positioned because of loss of feedback from the ankle. This loss of strength and sensation may lead to ankle instability and the center of pressure on the […]

Endurance Guidelines

Muscle endurance can take place in an exercise program designed to improve strength.  Endurance can also be achieved by exercises that are repeated against a moderate load to the point of muscle fatigue.  Total body endurance is related to aerobic capacity. In other words to the ability of the body to transport oxygen as well as […]

Cervical Disc Disease

One who is younger with acute (recent) onset of neck pain which is usually in a specific area on one side of the neck and in the area between the shoulder blades may be experiencing Degenerative Disc Disease.  Symptoms may be spontaneous or may be caused by an accident.  Moving your head can increase the […]

Difficult Golf Swing

Why is the golf swing so difficult?  Because it is a dynamic movement involving linear motion as well as rotation while maintaining balance and spine angle.  This motion begins with a controlled movement of the hip and pelvis.  The trunk and lower back are rotating, while they are also side bending in the same direction.  The […]

Chomdromalacia Patella

Running injuries occur with over training, improper warm-up or stretching, poor running mechanics, or from a previous injury which causes muscle weakness.  Most of these injuries can be avoided.  For instance, Chomdromalacia Patella is a condition affecting the cartilage of the underside of the kneecap.  It can be caused from a microtrauma from repeated bending […]

Falls

A fall is defined as unintentionally coming to rest on the ground, floor or other lower level from a standing, sitting or horizontal position.  Sometimes, it is difficult getting someone to admit to a fall because they may feel they will lose control or it will be a sign of getting old.  Falls are the […]

Flexibility

Good flexibility can reduce the risk of injury not only in sports, but also on an everyday basis.  A short muscle is more likely to become injured. A short muscle can also lead to an altered posture and create stress to your joints and your back and your neck.   What influences the amount of mobility […]

Falling, Balance and Physical Therapy

Falling is a common problem amongst the elderly, and it can result in serious injury. It is estimated that one in every three adults aged 65 and older suffers from a fall every year. Fall related injuries range from hip fractures to head trauma. After a fall, patients experience a significant loss of confidence and […]