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The Difference Between Sprains & Strains

Sprains and strains are two of the most common injuries that span across both sports and everyday life. They can happen to anyone at any time and anywhere – from walking down the stairs to game time. There are also many causes of the injuries, including alignment problems as well as accidents. Although most people […]

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Why Your Pain Worsens While Lying Or Sitting Down

It’s a problem many people experience when they have chronic pain, particularly back or hip pain. Often, the pain worsens when they lie down or are sitting for prolonged periods of time. After being sedentary, movement increases the pain in the troublesome area. It makes resting difficult and can keep you from getting a good […]

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The Key To Good Health: Balance And Injury Prevention

If you want a true test of your injury risk, try this: Stand somewhere safe – in the middle of a room away from furniture is suggested. Lift one foot off the ground and close your eyes. Are you able to hold your balance without wiggling or toppling over? How long can hold steady? If […]

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What Is Muscle Imbalance?

You’ve heard of the issues related to muscle weakness and bad alignment, but how about muscle imbalances? Most people know little if nothing about muscle imbalance. In fact, most people have never even heard of such a thing – even those who claim to be fitness fanatics and gurus. However, muscle imbalances are one of […]

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Backpack Safety Tips To Avoid Pain, Injury

We’ve come a long way as society to prevent unnecessary pain and injuries in children. We take greater care in their sports health. We ensure they’re not overdoing it in sports. And we do all we can to protect them during games. One thing we always forget to include when it comes to injury prevention […]

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How Strengthening Exercises Help Prevent Injuries

Unloading Stress Helps Prevent Injuries One of the major causes of injuries is overtaxing and overworking muscles. Even the fittest athletes can end up injured due to overworking a particular muscle. This isn’t always due to overtraining either. Many times it can be due to undertraining, improper training, or – more precisely – not strengthening […]

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Physical Therapy VS Surgery: Which One?

Jane wasn’t a highly competitive athlete in her youth but physical activity and fitness were priorities throughout her entire life. She loved being able to strap on her tennis shoes and go for a run in the spring, or pull out her bike and head out for a ride in the summer. In the winter […]

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How Physical Therapy Helps With Pain Management

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” “No pain, no gain.” We hear these phrases often in response to being in pain as if living with pain every day is expected and normal. Granted, not one of us will go through life completely pain-free. However, this doesn’t mean that if you’re in pain you just ignore […]

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