May 4, 2020

What if I told you you can now exercise with a cuff wrapped around your arm or leg to cut off circulation, and increase those gains? Excuse me?

It's called Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) and it's taking the fitness industry by storm. It consists of an applicatio...

April 1, 2020

Times are ...different. No work. No where to go. Gyms are closed. Sweatpants all day. A fridge waiting to be opened and ravished through. It's the new "quarantine 15." But wait, summers just around the corner. What to do?!

Just because your home bound doesn't mean to to...

March 2, 2020

We all know at least someone who wears some sort of shoe orthotic. We've heard that they can decrease pain and "fix" any problems we might have. We've seen them in stores, as well as custom made versions. Orthotics are becoming more and more popular, but do they really...

February 3, 2020

Ever experience episodes of dizziness, being off balance, or the room is spinning? You may have a form of vertigo.

There are two categories for vertigo: peripheral and central. Peripheral vertigo occurs as a result of an inner ear problem or the vestibular nerve. Centra...

January 6, 2020

Athletes of all types typically participate a variety of different training methods to maximize optimal performance and prevent injury. Backward running is one of those methods used. It consists of an upright body posture and contralateral arm swing. Running itself is...

December 2, 2019

There seems to be a new fad out there: toe separators/spacers/stretchers. It looks like something I'd see at the nail salon (which works excellent to doing those toe nails!) But why else would people want to use them? 

They were developed to help common problems of the...

November 4, 2019

If you've had physical therapy before, more than likely you may have heard of electrical stimulation. A machine connected to pads to help reduce pain. TENS units have been created for that same purpose, but available to the public for home treatment. TENS stands for  T...

October 7, 2019

First of all, what really are Amino Acids? They are referred to as the building blocks of protein. They are needed for processes in building protein and synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. They can also improve athletic performance and even mood.

There are 2 ty...

September 2, 2019

Ever have a bad headache, pulled muscle/muscle soreness, fever, cramps, or swollen joints. Many of us have experienced one, if not a few, of these symptoms. And how many of us reached into our medicine cabinets for a quick fix of over the counter relief? I'm sure I'll...

August 6, 2019

The shoulder is a very complex joint, where many people develop different problems such as tears, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, impingement, etc. Some times we can wake up with a sudden pain and it goes away, and sometimes it lingers, needing medical attention. One way...

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