There are many treatment options for low back pain: spinal manipulation, massage, exercise, acupuncture, medications, surgery, etc… But which therapies are most effective for treating low back pain? This post discusses the research on various treatments for lower back pain.
Most of the time someone thinks of yoga, they immediately think of flexibility and mobility. While flexibility and mobility are definitely crucial parts of yoga, the stability demands of various yoga positions is also high. This post will discuss which body regions commonly need better stability in the yoga population and exercises that can help strengthen those body regions.
At the beginning of every year, many people will make a resolution to improve their health and fitness. After the new year, the excitement of changing for the better fades and old habits return. Here are some tips from 5 fitness professionals on how to succeed in keeping your New Year's Resolutions.
Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions in our society. The American College of Physicians recently released an updated guideline for the treatment of low back pain. This blog post will discuss the recommended treatment options for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain.
There are many different treatment strategies used to treat musculoskeletal issues. Joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, motor nerve stimulation, exercise, kinesiology tape, etc… are all common treatment options used to help decrease musculoskeletal pain. This blog post will discuss why rehabilitation is important to the recovery of musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
Scar tissue has been demonized in the sports medicine world as the cause of many myofascial pain syndromes. Shoulder and knee pain, among others, are often attributed to scar tissue formed after a previous injury with treatments geared towards the breakup of said tissue. Is scar tissue really the cause of these pain syndromes and can it be broken down by manual therapy? Or is there another way manual therapy works? This blog post will discuss the scar tissue myth and also explain how manual therapy works.
Predicting injuries is a very difficult task because there are so many factors that contribute to an injury. One of the most common causes is due to overuse. The term “overuse” is a poor term to describe these injuries because it implies that there is a certain amount of use that is optimal. A better way to describe these injuries is to describe them as a training program error, where the workload was increased too quickly for the body to adapt to. This blog post will discuss proper training programing and also how high chronic workloads can actually be protective against injury.
Chances are if you’ve ever suffered a lower extremity injury, someone has told you that it was because you pronate when you walk or run. While it is true that you pronate with each step, it is not necessarily true that it is because of pronation. This blog post will discuss the normal gait cycle and why pronation may not be the reason for your pain.