Meniscus Repair: Easy and Proven Rehab Exercises

meniscus repair recovery

An estimated 850,000 meniscus surgeries are done each year in the U.S. Previously, we reviewed the keys to recovery after menisectomy surgery.  Menisectomy is the most common type of surgery for meniscus tears.  With this procedure your surgeon removes the torn portion of your meniscus.  Recovery is quick and straightforward.  However, this type of surgery […]

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Meniscus Surgery: Simple Exercises for Your Best Recovery

Meniscus surgery

Meniscus surgery is the most common orthopedic procedure performed in the U.S. According to Harvard Medicine, 750,000 meniscus surgeries are done each year.  However, when it comes to a pain free knee, surgery alone is no guarantee.  Several studies show similar results with either surgery or conservative treatments.  The best results occur when surgery is […]

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5 Easy Exercises for Your Hip Replacement Recovery

Exercises after hip replacement

Hip replacement surgery relieves pain for hundreds of thousands of people each year.  However, some are disappointed because of persistent weakness and trouble walking.  Early after surgery we hear “be patient” or just “take it easy”.  Or, “all you need to do is walk more”.  This approach to hip replacement recovery is just not good […]

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Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Proven Exercises to Ease Your Pain

Rotator cuff exercise

In the United States approximately 17 million people struggle with rotator cuff tears. Often, pain and an inability to raise the arm overhead becomes debilitating.  Both surgery and physical therapy are effective ways to treat small and massive rotator cuff tears.  Many factors, including the size and characteristics of your tear, determine your best course […]

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5 Easy Hamstring Stretches to Help Your Knee Pain

exercises for hamstrings

Pain or tightness around your knee can be from poor hamstring flexibility.  Research proves tight hamstrings contribute to knee pain.  However, many people struggle with how to best stretch their hamstrings.  Do you find it painful to stretch?  Or are you stretching day after day and see no improvement?  This article will show you how […]

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Lunge Exercises: How to Modify the Lunge if You Have a Knee Injury or Pain

Lunge exercise modifications

It can be frustrating when knee pain or an old injury interferes with your workouts.  This is especially true when knee pain prevents you from exercising your lower body.  Some people give up and avoid exercising all together. However, there are ways for you to exercise and move without pain.  This article shows you how […]

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Exercises for Upper Back Pain

Exercises for upper back pain

According to research, nearly 1 in 4 people experience upper back pain each year.  At some point most of us have felt pain between our shoulder blades or across the back of our shoulders.  Upper back pain can be coming from your spinal joints, discs, or muscles.  A rounded shoulder posture is a common contributor […]

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Sports Hernia Exercises to Get You Back Playing

athletic pubalgia exercises

Are you an athlete experiencing deep pain in your lower abdomen or groin when you exert yourself?  Sports hernia is common in athletes that perform repetitive kicking, twisting, or turning at high speeds. This includes athletes who play soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis, and hockey.  Many athletes miss significant playing time due to ongoing pain.  […]

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Hip Impingement Exercises


Hip impingement results from excessive contact between the ball and socket of your hip joint.  Bony changes or deformities compress or pinch your bone, cartilage, and other joint structures.  This has the potential to lead to tears of your labrum and early hip arthritis. Surgery and physical therapy are the most common treatments.  This article […]

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Reverse Shoulder Replacement Recovery: Strengthening Exercises

physical therapy for shoulder replacement

The reverse shoulder replacement has a specific design that takes advantage of your large deltoid muscle.  So even if your rotator cuff is damaged, overhead movement is preserved. Strengthening exercises in physical therapy targets your deltoid muscle and the muscles attaching to your shoulder blade.  This articles shows you 5 of the most common strengthening […]

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