Nighttime Back Pain

Article featured on WebMD Nighttime back pain is a special type of lower back pain that could indicate a serious problem with your spine.In the U.S., up to 80% of the population experiences some form of low back pain at some time in their lives. It’s the second most common reason people see their doctor. But as debilitating as back pain can […]

How Can I Improve My Balance?

Article featured on Summit Ortho written by Kyle Hall, DPT Although it is often overlooked, balance is an important part of your overall physical fitness. Poor balance increases your chance of falls or other causes of injury and can reduce your overall mobility. “Your body relies on three things for balance: your eyes, your inner […]

Torn Meniscus and What it Means

Article featured on Mayoclinic. Overview A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, especially when putting your full weight on it, can lead to a torn meniscus. Each of your knees has two C-shaped pieces of cartilage that act like […]

Knee Hyperextension: What is it?

Article featured on News Medical Life Sciences Knee hyperextension is a condition caused when the knee straightens too far, beyond the normal maximum limit of 00 and often with the joint in varus malalignment. In the properly aligned knee, the load is borne on a line running down the center of the hip, knee and […]

Recovery from an Ankle Sprain

Article featured on Harvard Health Publishing All it takes is a simple misstep, and suddenly you have a sprained ankle. An ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in people of all ages, athletes and couch potatoes alike. The injury occurs when one or more of the ligaments in the ankle are […]

4 Reasons You May Have Back Pain on Only One Side

Article featured on Penn Medicine The pain may come on suddenly, as a sharp stitch on the left side of your back. Or it may throb to life on your right side, growing slowly worse each day. No matter its exact location, though, one thing is sure: Back pain isn’t fun—but it’s a familiar foe. […]

Rotator Cuff Problem: Do You Need Surgery?

Article featured on WebMD, Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on May 16, 2021 Some rotator cuff problems are easily treated at home. But if yours is severe, or lingers for more than a few months, you may need surgery. What Causes Rotator Cuff Problems Your rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in your shoulder. It helps […]

What Good Posture Means and How to Improve It

Article featured on Harvard Health Publishing “Stand up straight.” That’s timeless advice we’ve probably all heard at one time or another. It’s worth heeding. Good posture is important to balance: by standing up straight, you center your weight over your feet. This also helps you maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries […]

7 Health Benefits of Swimming

Article featured on verywellfit, Medically reviewed by Vanessa Nzeh, MD Swimming is the fourth most popular form of exercise in the United States with over 27 million people participating over the age of six. But there are also many barriers to participating in swimming. For instance, many people don’t learn to swim until later in life and some […]

Weak Hip Flexors: Signs, Symptoms, and How to Treat Them

Article featured on MedicalNewsToday, medically reviewed by Gregory Minnis, DPT — Written by Lois Zoppi on February 27, 2021 Weak hip flexors can cause the surrounding muscles to overcompensate, which can cause pain and difficulty walking. Treatment for weak hip flexors includes physical therapy and exercises. The hip flexors are muscles that connect the lower back to the hips, […]