Returning to Sports after Knee Replacement

return to sports knee replacement

It is estimated that the number of knee replacement surgeries in the United States will increase 673% from 2005 to 2030.  A large portion of these surgeries are being performed on people under 60 years old.  Also, people are living longer than before and expecting to stay as active as possible up to and after retiring. […]

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The Benefits of Electrical Stimulation after Knee Replacement

Knee neuromuscular electrical stimulation

The success of your knee replacement surgery depends on several different factors.  One of the most important of these is how you progress during your rehabilitation.  In particular, the first few weeks of physical therapy are essential for your long-term success.  This is because the function of your quadriceps muscle on the front of your […]

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Prevent Stiffness after Your Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgeries are helping hundreds of thousands of people each year.  Most studies show 1-year patient satisfaction rates at 80% to 90%.  However, some people do develop complications.  Approximately 5% of people undergoing knee replacement surgery develop a stiff and painful knee.  Knee stiffness after surgery is associated with worse results.  People with increased […]

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Strength Training Eases Back Pain

Back pain

Is avoiding strength training with weights best for your low back pain?  Many people believe they should not lift weights because of their chronic aching back.  This belief is unhelpful and can perpetuate your back pain. Strength training is a safe and effective way to decrease your persistent back pain.  This article addresses how you […]

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Stabilization Exercises for Back Pain

low back pain exercise

Is your usual response to back pain to take it easy and rest? Using hot packs, ice, or any topical cream certainly helps the body relax.  This has its benefits.  However, excessive rest is not best for managing your back pain.  The key is balance.  Don’t overdo it while you are experiencing pain.  But equally […]

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Aerobic Exercise and Back Pain

Aerobic exercise for back pain

Eight of every 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their lifetime.  Most low back comes in waves.  Acute flare ups are interspersed with periods with of very little or no pain.  You can manage how often and how severe each episode is by performing regular exercise.  Many different types of […]

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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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