Tips to keep a Healthy Spine

The spine is a complex system of bone, ligaments, discs, tendons and muscles, that provide structure and support to the body. The spine also protects are central nervous system, and allows us the ability to be upright and mobile. What incredible creatures we are! Studies show that there is a link between poor posture and depression. Stooping and slouching are associated with back pain, weight gain, heartburn, migraines, anxiety and impaired respiratory function. Good posture provides for deep breathing, improved feelings of well being and increased energy for optimal performance. As we age there is a normal decline in function […]


The ABCs of Physical Therapy

We often gets asked about Physical Therapy and if it can help someone get better and feel better. The short answer is YES, it can help you get better and feel better. If you have not experienced PT in the past this quick blog will help provide some basic information about physical therapy, or also known as ‘PT’. PT starts with a very specific, customized treatment plan to help improve your body’s mobility. Our team of therapists will develop a detailed roadmap of Physical Therapy to help streamline activities like walking or going up stairs. If you need help with […]


Pain in the knees

It’s not just the older folks that encounter pain in the knees, especially the front of the knees. Just think back to PE class.  Teens obsessed with football, baseball and the many other sports can end up causing pain to the soft tissues.  Knee injuries among young athletes, particularly girls are a growing problem. Boys age 11 to 15 and girls between eight and thirteen are at greater risk. Although, teenagers and young adults who are physically active may sometimes experience pain in the front and center of the kneecap, or the patella.  The condition is called adolescent anterior knee […]


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