The relationship between core strength and balance is something that has been widely discussed within the physical therapy field for several years. Your trunk contains multiple core muscles that work to prevent physically limiting conditions, such as injuries, lower back pain, or balance and gait disorders. When your core is strong, it helps keep you
WebMD states, “Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better.” The mission of any physical therapist is to relieve pain while also increasing function and mobility. Physical
Every eleven seconds, an older American is treated for a fall-related injury. While falls aren’t totally preventable, there are things that everyone over 55 can do to help minimize the risk of falling – for example, using assistive devices like canes or walkers if you have balance issues. Older adults can also strengthen muscles and improve balance with the help of specialized exercises. Many balance exercises can be done in the comfort of your usual surroundings, with little to no advance preparation. Performing daily balance exercises can help you stay strong on your feet. Here are three quick and easy balance exercises that seniors can do at home.
Last week we discussed exercises to help improve posture and decrease neck and upper body strain. Today, are introducing seven simple exercises for improved shoulder health and injury prevention. Include these simple exercises to your workout routine 2-3 times a week for improved shoulder stability and strength.
Our bodies are made to MOVE! With the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are working from home, spending many hours behind a computer, sitting around watching TV or playing on our phones. Multiple hours of sitting and inactivity can lead to neck, shoulder and low back pain, weaken muscles and cause an overall decrease in health.
Staying in active is always a great goal, but how do we know how hard to push ourselves to safely yet effectively see the benefits of our effort? While there are many ways we can measure exercise intensity, heart rate (HR) is one of the best, and often the easiest, for novice and experienced athletes alike.
Pain in the front of the knee, around the kneecap, is a frequent complaint among individuals. Although most commonly seen in the female athletic population, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a condition that can affect both sexes regardless of their activity level.