Contrary to what many people think, your spine is incredibly strong and resilient, capable of withstanding intense forces from exercise, sports and other physical activities. However, when the structures that support your spine become weakened or tight, they can wreak havoc, causing low back and neck pain, and compressing the nerves that send signals throughout […]

29/12/2017
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If you are suffering from back or neck pain due to a slipped or herniated disc, your first inclination may be to rest as much as possible, to avoid pain and further damage. Yet exercise is one of the best treatment strategies for joint and disc pain. When performed correctly, specific exercises can take pressure […]

28/12/2017
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A meniscus tear in the knee joint, sometimes referred to as a cartilage tear, is the second most common athletic injury, next to ACL rupture. In some cases, the two injuries happen concurrently, and the risk of a meniscus tear later on is higher after an ACL injury. Many athletes are unable to return to […]

27/12/2017
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If you are an athlete, dancer or fitness enthusiast, you are no stranger to sore muscles and achy joints. They come with the territory, an inevitable side effect of using your body to its fullest capacity. To minimize pain and maximize performance, many physically active people turn to NSAIDs for inflammation and pain relief. However, […]

26/12/2017
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Being physically active can keep you in top shape, but sometimes regular sports and exercise can overload your joints, causing structural damage that takes time to heal. Meanwhile, you want to be able to go about your daily activities without worrying about doing further damage to your body or slowing the healing process. For some […]

30/11/2017
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Your Achilles tendon attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone, enabling you to walk, run and jump. If you are an athlete or highly physically active, your Achilles tendon is subjected to high force loads that may cause tissue damage and remodeling over time. In the early acute stages, Achilles damage may manifest as […]

29/11/2017
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Sciatica is a term that describes the symptoms of low back and leg pain, sometimes accompanied by tingling, numbness, and weakness. The symptoms of sciatica originate in the lumbar spine and travel through the buttocks and along the large sciatic nerve at the back of each leg. Common Causes of Sciatica In truth, sciatica is […]

27/11/2017
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Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common medical complaints among adults of all ages, and it is frequently non-specific in nature, meaning the underlying cause is often unknown. LBP can range from mild to debilitating, and while acute (sudden onset) LBP is often resolved over the course of six weeks or less, […]

25/11/2017
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Most people understand the importance of aerobic exercise and resistance training for optimal physical function. Yet many people who make time for regular exercise fail to incorporate stretching into their routine. If done at all, stretching is shoved to the back burner and done quickly and sporadically. However, stretching is just as important as other […]

23/11/2017
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Aging is something we all face, and the idea of physical and mental decline is nothing to look forward to. Yet you have a great deal of control over how well you age. Healthy lifestyle practices combined with therapeutic interventions can slow the aging process and help you sustain an optimal quality of life (QOL). […]

20/11/2017
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