How to Properly Foam Roll

How to Properly Foam Roll

Foam rolling has become increasingly popular over recent years, and foam rollers of all sizes can be found in almost any gym or physical therapy clinic in the United States.
What is Arthritis of the Foot?

What is Arthritis of the Foot?

Arthritis is very common in middle age and we see it often in the foot.
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Dry Needling

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Dry Needling

When we contract our muscles repetitively, such as motion in sports activities, jobs or stress-related muscle tension, sensitive trigger points can develop within the muscle itself along the fascia that cover and protect them.
How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries While Working

How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries While Working

Rotator cuff injuries or tears are one of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems seen by orthopedic surgeons.
How to Know Which Running Shoes to Buy

How to Know Which Running Shoes to Buy

Whether you’re hitting the asphalt or the trails, the mountains, the beach or somewhere in between for your run, there are a lot of different factors that go into picking the right shoe.
How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

Faulty alignment in your feet can create havoc and pain in the entire body...
Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?

Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?

The simple definition of overtraining is not allowing enough recovery time between hard workouts to allow your body to recover...
Toe Up, Toe Off: How Important is Footstrike in Running?

Toe Up, Toe Off: How Important is Footstrike in Running?

How the foot interacts with the ground while running is a topic of many running conversations...
Aquatic and Pool-based Therapy

Aquatic and Pool-based Therapy

Aquatic-based therapy offers a healing medium and therapeutic components that can be customized to each patient’s needs...

Basic Sling Wear Instructions

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8  Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age

Knee pain is a common problem, especially in older adults. As we move, walk and run every day, we battle gravity, and natural deterioration will occur...
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

H-Wave stimulation is a drug-free form of electrical stimulation, or small muscle fiber stimulator, that treats chronic soft-tissue injury, improves lymphatic flow, and helps decrease acute, chronic and neuropathic pain
The “Real Core”:  Yoga and the Psoas

The “Real Core”: Yoga and the Psoas

Your core muscles are deep in your back and help stabilize and strengthen your spine.
Get to Know Your Knee

Get to Know Your Knee

What’s in a knee, and how does it work?
Females and CrossFit

Females and CrossFit

Strength training is so often ignored by females.
Cheerleading and Injury Risk

Cheerleading and Injury Risk

The American Medical Association recently declared cheerleading a sport, saying that the rigors and risks led them to the decision.
Smoldering Setback:  A Firefighter’s Journey to Stay Healthy

Smoldering Setback: A Firefighter’s Journey to Stay Healthy

For Matt Yost, being in shape isn't just part of his healthy lifestyle. His job and people’s lives depend on it.
Why I Used to Grunt When Putting on my Socks

Why I Used to Grunt When Putting on my Socks

Four years ago, I was not healthy. I was eating pizza and burgers 3-4 times a week and drinking too much beer and soda. Sure, we like to indulge sometimes, but I was not healthy. I peaked at 190 pounds, which is a lot for me, after a Christmas vacation with my buddies – and I felt depressed about my overall health.