Neck Pain and Dizziness

cervicogenic dizziness

Each year many people suffer from neck pain and dizziness. The number of patients who visit their doctor and the emergency room for dizziness is on the rise.  Dizziness accounts for 7% of doctor visits for people over the age of 45 and is the leading reason to see a doctor in those over the […]

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Low Back Pain in Athletes

LBP athletes

Low back pain in athletes occurs at an alarmingly high rate.  Various studies suggest one- to two-thirds of athletes will experience low back pain during a competitive season.  Athletes are required to perform high-speed movements often with excessive loads.  Sports such as golf, baseball, gymnastics, hockey, and tennis require repetitive rotational movements that stress the […]

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: 5 Exercises to Help

Physical therapy for thoracic outlet

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to compression of the major nerves and blood vessels in the area between the neck and shoulder.  More than 90% of cases involve compression and irritation of the nerves as they pass through the thoracic outlet.  It is less common for the blood vessels to be involved. Common symptoms of […]

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Rotator Cuff Exercises for Baseball Players: Part 1

Baseball Pitcher

The health of the rotator cuff muscles is crucial for the baseball player. The rotator cuff is composed of 4 small muscles connecting the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone. The 4 muscles are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The primary function of the rotator cuff is to maintain the ball of […]

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Neck Pain and Headache: Exercises to Help You Manage

Neck pain and headache

Headaches coming from the neck muscles, joints, and nerves are estimated to account for 20% of all recurrent headaches. Head pain originating from the neck is referred to as cervicogenic headache. This is often felt in the neck, back of the head, or around the eyes. Pain is mostly on one side of the head and neck. Neck […]

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Meniscus Tears: Exercises to Help You Manage

Physical therapy for meniscus

The meniscus is two curved-shaped layers of cartilage in your knee joint. They act as shock-absorbing pads between the bones and cartilage of your thigh and lower leg. As people age, these pads may begin to wear away or tear over time. These changes are typically called degenerative meniscus tears. Meniscus tears can be painful, […]

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Hip Pain: 5 Exercises to Help You Manage

Hip Pain

Hip pain occurs in 1 of every 4 women over the age of 50. Pain experienced on the outside of the hip and thigh is commonly caused by irritated tendons or the bursa. The bursa is a fluid-filled sack that acts as a cushion between the bone and surrounding tendons. The gluteus medius tendon is the most […]

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Hamstring Strains: 5 Exercises for Recovery

Hamstring Injury

Hamstring strains occur at high rates in sports which require running and sprinting.One of every 3 injuries in soccer is hamstring strains.  Other sports with high injury rates include baseball, football, and track and field. These injuries can be very frustrating for athletes because of the long rehabilitation time. Return to sport may take several weeks […]

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Herniated Disc: Non-Surgical Solutions

Herniated disc

About 80% of people will have back pain at some point in their life. These odds suggest you are probably one of them. Back pain with or without leg pain is commonly due to a herniated disc in the low back. Discs are the cushions in between each of the individual bones, or vertebrae, of the […]

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Painful Achilles Tendon? Learn the Right Exercises

Achilles Exercise

Painful Achilles tendon disorders are common in people who perform repetitive running and jumping activities.  It is also common in less active people.  Sedentary individuals with chronic disease such as high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes are at an increased risk.  Even though it is commonly injured, the Achilles tendon is one of the largest […]

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