Too Much of a Good Thing

March 18, 2019

I don’t have a gym membership. I work out in my basement. I have what I call the "Muscle-Headed Mentality” when I go to a gym. If you’re like me, you have a bit of this as well. It’s the thought that we should be able to do what everyone else is able to do.

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Time for an After Action Report

March 03, 2019

Have you ever wondered why after each event your coach wants to have a quick chat with you? It is to have the immediate “after-action report.” An after-action report has been used extensively in the military. After each military exercise, there is an assessment of the successes and failures during the exercise

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Why more rest does NOT fix you

February 02, 2019

For years we have been taught that with any injury we should follow the simple list that has given us that acronym. Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate. While a fresh ankle sprain will benefit from these steps, after 2-3 days of time from the injury, and you might be slowing your progress.

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The 5-Minute Fix to Your Problem

January 20, 2019

Just the thought of getting more for less, doing more in less time, and loosing more weight in less time…and of course, with no extra effort. Logically, it makes no sense. You and I both know that you don’t get “something for nothing.”

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Crush your New Year’s Resolutions with LASER!

January 01, 2019

Who wants 2019 to be the same as 2018? ...Anyone?….Bueller? Have you failed to follow through on your New Year’s Resolutions? Have you sworn to lose weight, workout more, spend more time doing something you love? Have you set goals to swim faster, bike further, or run more frequently?

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“It’s Cold Outside” is No Excuse to Neglect Your Running

December 01, 2018

Now that the weather is colder and running outside is becoming a challenge, it is a good time to add strength training to your routine. Strength training in the off-season is a good way to help reduce the likelihood of injury in the coming season and actually aid your performance1.

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Are You Dreading Holiday Weight Gain?

November 01, 2018

Now that the holidays are upon us, we become more likely to increase our calorie intake while at the same time reducing our time spent being active. Here are some strategies to help you in the fight!

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Know When to Say When

October 01, 2018

Sometimes a good thing is NOT good for you. Do you know when you are overdoing your workouts? Sometimes it's not as clear as we would like to think.

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Is Binging Your Favorite Show Killing You?

September 01, 2018

A study published in the Journal of Gerontology has demonstrated a relationship between time spent watching TV and the development of disabled mobility. Things like requiring a device to ambulate, balance deficit, and difficulty transferring classify as mobility disabilities. These often lead to loss of independence.

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Prevalence of Knee Osteoarthritis has Doubled

August 01, 2018

Knee osteoarthritis in our "post-industrial" time has been estimated to be more than double that of the "early industrial" or "prehistoric" times. But why...?

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Is Your Hip Causing More than Just Pain?

July 01, 2018

The hips play a vital role in gait and lower extremity stability. When pain in the hips becomes chronic, both strength and function are compromised.

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Is Yard Work Really Good for Osteoporosis?

June 01, 2018

Yard work has been shown to have the same positive effect on bone density as weight training1. Other activities that we more commonly consider exercise were found to rank behind yard work. Things like jogging, swimming, calisthenics, bicycling, aerobics, and walking had a less positive effect on bone density. Maintaining or improving bone density is very important, especially as we age.

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Is There Anything I Can do at Work for My Neck Pain?

May 04, 2018

As technology continues to advance, people find themselves spending more and more time in front of a computer during their workday. This often leads to poor posture and ultimately neck pain. Many will seek physical therapy to help alleviate their symptoms. The physical therapy treatment for these symptoms often involves exercises to help improve faulty posture and support appropriate neck posture. Although these exercises are typically part of a “home” exercise program, they can also be performed while at work.

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Chronic Pain and Opioid-Related Death

April 01, 2018

Opioid medications have been used for quite some time to help people cope with pain. Reasons for taking opioid medications range anywhere from acute injury to cancer diagnoses. Although these medications are useful for controlling pain, they are also very prone to addiction. As we have seen over the last several years, deaths related to opioid addiction are on the rise.

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