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Pilates Exercise for Back Pain

Pilates for back pain

Are you looking for the right type of exercise to help your aching back?  There are many kinds of exercise that are helpful for people with ongoing back pain.  However, there is no one universal form of exercise that is best for everyone.  Pilates is one form of exercise that is very beneficial for many […]

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How to Ease Back Pain with McKenzie Exercises

McKenzie exercise

McKenzie exercises are effective for reducing your back pain especially if it has been traveling down your leg.  People with back pain lasting more than 3 months are good candidates for McKenzie exercises.  Based on the latest research, the McKenzie Method of treating back pain is equally effective to other approaches.  This includes manual therapy […]

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5 Simple Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Stretches for lower back pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit their doctor.  It is also a common reason to miss work.  More than 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life.  The majority will recover well in just a few weeks.  However, about 10% will experience ongoing back […]

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Pool Exercise for Arthritis: Tips to Get You Started

aquatic exercise for arthritis

Arthritis leads to more trouble walking and climbing stairs than any other muscle, joint, or bone problem.  Treatment cannot “cure” arthritis. However, many treatments can slow the progression, reduce pain, and improve your quality of life.  Exercise is one of the most researched and proven treatments for people suffering with arthritis pain.  But what type […]

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Arthritis: Aerobic Exercise to the Rescue

Hip and knee arthritis

Arthritis pain leads to reduced mobility and poor physical fitness in older adults.  Pain from arthritis starts a viscous cycle.  This includes reduced physical activity, depression, more pain, and ultimately worsening health and quality of life.  Does this sound painfully familiar? People with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, should perform regular aerobic exercise.  We do […]

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Arthritis: Treat Your Pain with Yoga and Tai Chi

Arthritis exercise

Your arthritis pain can be treated with exercise.  Many forms of exercise have proven effectiveness for arthritis.  These include aerobic exercise, strength training, stretching, and balance training.  It is important for you to choose the type of exercise that resonates most with you. Then stick with it.  Mind-body exercise is another effective type of treatment […]

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The Best Balance Exercises for Hip and Knee Arthritis

Balance exercise for arthritis

Are you having trouble walking, climbing stairs, or standing up from a chair.  Is your knee or hip pain interfering with these activities?  Are you losing muscle strength because of painful arthritis?  Most daily activities not only require muscle strength but also good standing balance. Balance problems are very common in people with arthritis.  Balance […]

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6 Strength Training Exercises for Hip and Knee Arthritis

hip and knee arthritis

If you are one of millions of Americans bothered by hip or knee arthritis, this post is for you.  And if you would prefer not to rush into popping pills, having injections, or pursuing surgery, this post is really for you.  The following paragraphs are for people who want to take back control of their […]

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4 Stretches for Arthritis of the Hip and Knee

Hip arthritis stretches

Arthritis, according to the World Health Organization, is the single most common cause of disability in adults 60 years and older.  Osteoarthritis is a long-term chronic disease characterized by the deterioration of cartilage lining your joints.  This results in your bones rubbing together creating stiffness, pain, and impaired movement.  Osteoarthritis most commonly affects your knees, […]

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Shoulder Stretches: 5 Stretches to Improve Reaching Behind Your Back

Shoulder stretches for behind back

If you are dealing with shoulder pain you probably have a few movements that are painful or even impossible.  One of those movements is likely reaching behind your back.  During your typical day you routinely reach behind your back for personal hygiene, retrieving our wallets, putting a belt on, or for females, fastening your bra. […]

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