Entries by Krista

Pregnancy Pain

Each year in the United States there are 6 million reported pregnancies and over 4 million reported births.  Researchers state that on average 70% of women report pain associated with pregnancy and 33% report persistent pain lasting more than one year post-delivery.  The most common issues reported are lower back pain or pelvic pain, but […]

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Healthcare Costs in 2019

Healthcare costs continue to increase.  According to the United States Center for Disease Control the average person sees a physician 3.13 times per year and more than 50% of those visits are related to a new or chronic concern related to a muscle, bone, joint or nerve injury. The average cost of a physician visit […]

The Truth about Shoulder Impingement

The Truth about Shoulder Impingement   Shoulder Impingement accounts for 65% of shoulder pain and functional limitations and is often not treated early enough.  To fully understand shoulder impingement its necessary to understand the anatomy of the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint built for mobility.  The shoulder joint is composed of […]

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis affects more than 19% of the American population over age 40 and 38% over age 60. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the breakdown of the joint surfaces that result in pain, inflammation and restricted motion which all result in disability and decreased quality of life.  Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the knee.

Sprain, Strain and Fractures

Athletic injuries happen daily, in fact 78% of athletes under the age of 22 will experience one or more injuries in their sports career.  In addition to traditional athletes, most people remain an athlete throughout their lifetime as an industrial athlete working in heavy demand jobs, weekend warriors through organized adult recreation or simply participating […]

Headaches Are One Of The Most Common Physical Complaint’s

Headaches are one of the most common physical complaints of all Americans next to back pain.  The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) share the following statistics about headaches: As many as 45 million Americans have chronic severe headaches that can be disabling. Headaches result in more than 8 million doctor visits a […]

Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

    1.Improve and maintain your flexibility Warm up before you stretch Gentle stretching after warmup and post workout Don’t be too aggressive 2. Include strength training in your running program Strength training reduces muscular fatigue that leads to poor performance and compensation strategies Focus on improving strength in the offseason and pre-season and maintaining […]

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

Warm Up: A recent Harvard study shows heavy spring cleaning is considered the equivalent of a game of tennis or badminton. Try taking a brisk walk and doing gentle stretching prior to starting your spring cleaning.