“The Row” exercise for shoulder and neck pain and how many people do it wrong! The Row is an exercise typically prescribed to people who have weak scapular stability. This is typically for people who have neck pain, shoulder pain, postural problems. Strengthening the muscles of the scapula – the middle trapezius and lower trapezius helps with improving posture, pulling back the shoulders for a more upright stance, improves neck alignment, READ MORE [...]
What Brings You to Physical Therapy Today? When you kick off a new project at work, chances are you spend a fair amount of time setting and reviewing goals. These goals help you—and those you’ll be working with—get a clear sense of what you’re looking to achieve and begin to map out a plan of attack. Along with specific goals, you also probably find it helpful to set some key milestones to ensure that you stay on task and to prevent your READ MORE [...]
The New Year is always a chance to wipe the slate clean and adopt habits that improve our lives and wellbeing - so we can be better versions of ourselves. Did you know that three of the top four resolutions in a 2018 YouGov poll were health-related? The most popular answers were: eat healthier (1), get more exercise (2) and focus on selfcare, e.g., get more sleep (4). But what is your typical success rate when you try to commit to a new habit? When READ MORE [...]
Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone - most people are too absorbed in their phones to, but studies show that you most certainly should think about your cell phone posture! It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding the MAX READ MORE [...]
Is the source of your low back pain a mystery? You’re not alone: Nine out of 10 patients don't know the primary cause of their back pain. The problem is that most people seek treatment after they’ve begun exhibiting symptoms of back pain ... so physical therapists end up having to play catch-up with a myriad of symptoms that have developed chronically and as a result and compensation of the patient waiting for the pain to resolve. While waiting READ MORE [...]

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