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…

5 Easy Ways to Stay Active and Moving this Thanksgiving

5 Easy Ways to Stay Active and Moving this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays and it’s right around the corner! While rest and relaxation may be all you’re thinking about – our spine and joints don’t like to be sedentary for prolonged periods. And that’s especially true if you’ve got arthritis, back or knee pain. You may not notice any pain while you’re sitting orRead More…

Failed cortisone shot? Here’s why

Failed cortisone shot? Here’s why

We see many clients in our office after “failed” cortisone shots. Just the other day – a woman came in frustrated because she had a cortisone shot to her shoulder – which did nothing – and the next step suggested for her was surgery – something she did NOT want. When you’ve got joint painRead More…

Getting and Staying Fit when you’re over 50

Getting and Staying Fit when you’re over 50

The importance of being healthy and fit has taken center stage these last 18 months – but especially for the over 50 crowd. Most people aged 50+ who want to get and stay fit struggle… because what might work for someone in their 20’s or 30’s just doesn’t make sense for them in their 50’s. As you age, bothRead More…

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