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Golf & Low Back Pain, No More! Let’s face it, our body was not designed for swinging a golf club. In fact, swinging a golf club is a very violent motion that pushes our body, especially the lower back, to its limits. As a physical therapist, I hear stories daily about how low back pain is keeping my clients off the course and away from valuable time with their spouse, friends, and children. But have no fear, there truly is a ‘correct’ way to swing a golf club that will a...
Posted on 2018-10-03
Over the last 2 articles, we’ve shared a lot of information related to what factors control your balance and ultimately help you stay upright and avoid falling. This included information related to your 3 Balance Systems, as well as the 4 out of the 8 most common exercises you can do in the comfort of your home to improve your balance. Hopefully, that information has been helpful and maybe you’ve even started trying out some of the 4 exercises I described last week. Or maybe you&rsq...
Posted on 2018-06-21
Have You Fallen Recently? Top 5 Exercises to Improve Your Balance at Home! If you had a chance to read my previous article, you should now have a better understanding regarding the various factors that contribute to your balance. Here’s a quick recap in case you missed it: your body has 3 “balance systems”: your vision, sensation/spatial awareness, and your inner ear. In addition, there are several other factors that can negatively affect your balance. Some of the most common ...
Posted on 2018-06-14
Have You Experienced a Fall in the Last 6 Months? Are You Concerned About Falling Again? If you or a loved one has experienced a fall within the last 6-12 months, you already know how life-altering it can be. Besides any physical injury you may have experienced, the real damage tends to occur a little more slowly over the following weeks and months. Once you fall, your whole world changes. Where you once felt comfortable and confident, you now start to doubt your abilities. As you start ...
Posted on 2018-05-31
10 Mysterious Pains You Shouldn't Ignoreby Discovery Health All of us have experience with random, mysterious and sometimes lingering pains at some point in our lives. Most of us shrug it off, and usually the pain leaves the same way it arrived -- on its own and without explanation.  These pains aren't so different from the strange sounds your automobile makes from time to time. Something clicks, whirrs or squeals, and then the noise vanishes as quickly as it arrived. Those of us who aren...
Posted on 2018-05-09
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