Category Archives: Knowledge

Isometric, Concentric and Eccentric muscle contractions: What’s the difference?

Muscle contraction is simply muscles doing work. So what’s with all these complicated terms? Isometric contraction is what happens when you lift and hold a heavy weight steady. Your muscles bulge, but nothing’s moving. Concentric contractions are movements where you … Continue reading

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Just how bad is your posture?

Are you slouching your way to an early death? Your posture says a lot about your health. Your neck pain, headaches, back twinges and persistent tiredness could all be pointing to one thing: Poor posture. What is good posture? Basically, … Continue reading

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Do kids get bad backs?

In general, we think that children are impervious to serious injuries, given their boundless energy and great flexibility. However, we cannot take their health for granted. Such is the case with back health, allegedly an adults-only issue but in reality … Continue reading

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5 reasons to STOP pain medication and START Physical Therapy

As we age, our bodies develop pain that can be from several different causes. Taking pain medication daily can be harsh on our organs and eventually build up a tolerance making the medications less effective and possibly addictive. Physical therapy … Continue reading

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Real ‘superfoods’ you should be eating more of, according to science

Here are the top 25 healthy foods you should add to your diet , according to America’s leading public health institute. The term “superfood” doesn’t actually mean anything , and most of the foods hiding behind such a label aren’t … Continue reading

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Assistive Device: Walkers

There are three major categories of ambulatory assistive devices: canes, crutches, and walkers. This post is the last of the series, and we will talk about walkers. Visit our previous posts about canes and crutches. Assistive devices are prescribed for a … Continue reading

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Assistive Devices: Crutches

There are three major categories of ambulatory assistive devices: canes, crutches, and walkers. In this post, we will talk about crutches. Stay tuned for the next post about  walkers, and visit our previous post about canes. Assistive devices are prescribed for … Continue reading

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Assistive Devices: Canes

There are three major categories of ambulatory assistive devices: canes, crutches, and walkers. In this post, we will talk only about canes. Stay tuned for the next posts about crutches and walkers. Assistive devices are prescribed for a variety of reasons, … Continue reading

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Is warming up and cooling down a waste of time?

You must have seen athletes warming up before their competitions. Why do they do it? Well, it has multiple benefits. If you have ever struggled with muscle soreness after exercise, maybe it was because you skipped the warm-up. The warm-up … Continue reading

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Better rehabilitation starts in the mind

If you’re in rehabilitation, you probably had a major surgery, an accident which knocked you out of action for some time, or you’re suffering from overuse injuries. Or you may be trying to get back to active sports from a … Continue reading

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