When You Can’t Feel Your Abs

When You Can’t Feel Your Abs

I’ve been a physical therapist for 23 years, and have been specializing in back pain for the past 15 years of my career. When it comes to strengthening your core and preventing back pain, I am an expert in my field. Yet for some reason this morning, during my core workout, I just couldn’t feelRead More…

Avoid Pills. Use Movement as Medicine Instead

Avoid Pills. Use Movement as Medicine Instead

In the 1990’s, it started becoming widely accepted to prescribe opioids for people recovering from surgery or injury, as well as those suffering with moderate-to-severe musculoskeletal pain (such as back pain and osteoarthritis). Although effective for managing pain, we would soon find out how highly addictive these drugs are. Statistics show that one in fourRead More…

Two Reasons People Avoid Exercise Over Age 50

Two Reasons People Avoid Exercise Over Age 50

Are there truly any exercises you should avoid once you’re over 50? Over the course of my career, I’ve worked with many folks over the age of 50 who are enjoying the same activities they did in their 40’s – including surfing, playing tennis, hockey, running, hiking, etc. – so the short answer is “No”.Read More…

Common Pickleball Injuries And What To Do

Common Pickleball Injuries And What To Do

Have you gotten into the pickleball craze yet? Have you even heard of it? Pickleball is quickly becoming one of the most popular recreational sports in the US, especially in the over 50 crowd. It’s essentially a cross between tennis, racket ball, and ping pong. The court is smaller than in tennis and the netRead More…

How to Prevent Knee Pain When Hiking

How to Prevent Knee Pain When Hiking

Hiking is a popular way to stay active during the summer months – but it can also wreak havoc on your knees. Personally, I love to hike. I plan on conquering the Old Rag mountain this Fall again – and the very last thing I want is for knee pain to get in the way ofRead More…

Are Flip flops Aggravating Your Plantar Fasciitis?

Are Flip flops Aggravating Your Plantar Fasciitis?

While Summer is officially over, it was a flip flops and sandal season for many. Unfortunately, this also typically results in a rise in foot pain and plantar fasciitis cases. One of my readers recently wrote to me and asked about this. Here’s What Jennifer Wanted to Know: “I’ve been wearing flip flops again throughoutRead More…

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