Enjoy An Outdoor Adventure With These 5 Great Hikes In Our Region

It’s that magical time of the year again when the landscape changes color signaling the arrival of spring.  Although it’s difficult to complain about the winter we just experienced (except for you snow lovers!), the warmth and beauty of spring really invites us to get outdoors and enjoy all that the season has to offer.  What better…

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Attention Golfers Suffering With Joint Or Muscle Pain… Get Back In The Game With The Golf Fitness Screen

Today’s approach to player development has evolved beyond the basics of instruction and equipment to now include fitness.  Physical conditioning includes improving aspects of the body that can affect performance.  Perhaps you have already obtained some new equipment or received instruction to improve your shot making skills.  But have you taken steps to make sure…

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March 6th Is National Dentist’s Day… But Wait, I’m A Physical Therapist. – Part 1

Dentists aren’t the most popular people in the world, and in many cases, the day of our dental visit usually has us a bit nervous and sometimes anxious.  We would likely rather be someplace else than sitting in a dental chair.  However, when our checkup is done, our teeth are cleaned, the cavities are filled,…

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Some Lesser Well-Know Risk Factors Associated With Developing Back Pain: Balance

Many of my patients report a decline in balance awareness as they’ve aged causing routine activities such as walking on uneven ground, or having to balance on one foot to become increasingly difficult.  For others, this has come about after an injury.   This end result is a change in lifestyle with many forced to sacrifice continuing to do the things they…

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Some Lesser Well-Know Risk Factors Associated With Developing Back Pain: Hip Mobility & Strength

I often say to my patients that the body is the great compensator. When a problem exists in a specific region, we immediately (and subconciously) switch on mechanisms for compensating for this problem in order to carry on with our routine.  A good example to illustrate this is considering someone with a shoulder problem. For the sake…

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