Who says parents can't get a workout in while their little one is playing outside? Here are the top exercises I recommend that parents can do on the playground - no extra equipment needed. From abdominal exercises for prevention of low back pain, to postural stretches and exercises, to knee strengthening maneuvers, I cover them all - check out the video below. (For reps and sets, typically I like to do 3 sets of 10, but use higher reps for more READ MORE [...]
Chances are, you or someone you know has had back pain. Each year 15% of the population has their first episode of back pain, and over the course of our lives, 80% of us will have back pain. Even though back pain is common, the medical community does a poor job managing it. Stories of chronic pain, opioid use, multiple surgeries, and a lifetime of disability are far too common.     Let’s look at some of the common treatments for READ MORE [...]
08 May 2019

How To Do Kegels

Pelvic floor exercises, which include kegel exercises, are extremely useful in decreasing pain and improving lumbar spine function - especially to women post-partum.  After 9 months of carrying a baby in utero, women's abdominals stretch and are rendered less effective in keeping the lumbar spine stable. Additionally, the extra weight carried in the front of their bodies increase strain on the lumbar spine and pelvis. During birth, episiotomies may READ MORE [...]
Knee pain can be helped by targeted muscle strengthening for the gluteals, quadriceps and core. Following are some of our favorite exercises we give our more advanced patients. Disclaimer: if any of these exercises irritate your knee pain, you should stop and seek help from a PT to further guide you on what the best home exercise you can do at your current state in pain and progress.    PT favorite exercise #1: The Power of Penguins Sidesteps READ MORE [...]
Dealing with the pain and limited mobility associated with an injury or illness can be stressful for so many reasons. You might wonder how long you would be sidelined for and how long it would be until you get better. You may worry about functional demands of life such as walking, getting groceries, household chores or your ability to function at work. You may be an athlete and be worried about how long you would have to sit out for until you can READ MORE [...]

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