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Knee Osteoarthritis? Exercise for the Win!

Knee Osteoarthritis? Exercise for the Win!

While there can be many causes of knee pain, I will be focusing on the most common joint disease, osteoarthritis. The knee is the most common joint that OA affects. OA, also known as degenerative joint disease, is typically the result of wear and tear and progressive...
Lateral Hip Pain

Lateral Hip Pain

While there can be several causes of lateral (side) hip pain, gluteal tendinopathy is thought to be one of the primary causes. It is often referred to as Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome (GTPS) and has historically been diagnosed as hip bursitis. However, recent...
Peace & Love for Soft Tissue Injury

Peace & Love for Soft Tissue Injury

We have all likely suffered from a pulled muscle or an ankle sprain and are familiar with the acronym RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation. This has been the standard of care for years. We have rested and unloaded the joint for several days, immediately applied...
Reactive Stepping: How Not Too Fall

Reactive Stepping: How Not Too Fall

Medicare defines a fall as “an unintentional change of position to a lower level.” Many factors contribute to increasing the odds of having a fall.  Some are health based (intrinsic) risks including: neuropathy in the feet, weakness in the legs and core, poor...
Ring in the New Year with a Stronger Rear

Ring in the New Year with a Stronger Rear

With so many words for what we collectively know as our “glutes”, they must be important! But what, exactly, are they? Our glutes are comprised of 3 muscles: the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus. The maximus is the largest and is primarily responsible for hip...

Posture

We have all been told to stand up straight and not “slouch”.  We understand that it is important to have good posture but we don’t always understand what that means.  Proper posture is an alignment of the head, spine and extremities that provides maximal function. It...