18 Oct October 18, 2017

Walking: The Gateway Exercise

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There’s little doubt that being physically active has a ton of health benefits.  Some of the barriers to exercise that people commonly express are: Lack of time Lack of motivation Lack of funds Not knowing what to do Fear of getting injured A walking program will easily overcome the above noted barriers to activity.  For […]

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The benefits of walking are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control, The World Health Organization, and The American Heart Association just to name a few.  It’s the easiest way to get active and/or stay active while amassing a ton of benefits.  Here are some of the most meaningful benefits: Harvard Health research found that […]

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Water, as well as land-based extreme sports, are quite popular here in Florida.  To name a few, we have:  Skateboarding, Surfing, Kite Boarding, Wakeboarding, Motocross, Mountain Biking, Parkour, and Adventure Racing.   Each has its own unique injuries and risks.  It’s apparent that the risk for injury in extreme sports is high.  However, since these sports don’t tend to have a governing […]

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Much of our posture is formed by our lifestyle habits throughout our life.  From an early age, we are exposed to prolonged sitting throughout our day, which continues into our adult life.  This habitual pattern, and our fight against gravity leads to a predictable pattern of postural fatigue.  We begin to slouch and slump through […]

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18 Sep September 18, 2017

An Exploration of Overuse Injuries

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Overuse injuries are becoming more common.  They are prevalent in the workplace, sports (including youth sports), hobbies, and even daily activities.  They can also put a halt to the benefits of living a more active and healthy lifestyle. Overuse syndrome, known by several other names (repetitive strain injury, cumulative trauma disorder, repetitive stress syndrome), is […]

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Injury Care is initiated once injury and pain are experienced.  The goal of injury care is to return you back to pre-injury status or better.  This is when we explore not only the injury itself, but the causes of the injury and pain.  The most important factors to be considered, related to your injury are: Mechanism […]

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30 Aug August 30, 2017

Mindfulness and Pain: The Facts

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Mindfulness is best described as non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors.  It is traditionally practiced as formal sitting meditation which is then advanced to all aspects of daily life.  (e.g. mindful walking, mindful eating, mindful speech, etc).   Mindfulness is being utilized in the therapeutic setting, primarily by psychologists for helping individuals deal […]

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In sport, work, and daily life, pain and injuries occur from the repetition of poor movement patterns, sustained and awkward postures, and overuse more so than from a single traumatic event. Therefore, improving how your body moves and functions can pay dividends by way of injury prevention.  But first, you have to be able to […]

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15 Aug August 15, 2017

Golf Performance and Hydration

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Golf performance and proper hydration have been linked.  In a recent study of collegiate golfers during tournament play, the average number of strokes to finish an 18 hole course went up by 4 strokes in dehydrated players (Magee 2016).  Your body’s total water is about 60% – 75% of your bodyweight.  So, one way to […]

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Disc herniations in the neck can cause severe, debilitating pain, restrict the range of motion of the neck, and cause nerve symptoms such as burning, tingling, or weakness down the upper back, shoulders, arms, forearms, wrists, and hands. The pain and dysfunction experienced from a herniated disc in the neck is explained below: Nociceptive pain […]

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