Want to live longer? Move more.

We know that physical activity is good for us. It reduces the risk of diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease (all on the top-ten list of leading causes of death in the United States), lowers blood pressure, improves sleep quality and duration and boosts your mood. But did you know it can also help you live

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Dog Days of Summer: Push Past Your Plateau


For many of us, the workout routine we work so hard to establish can lead to falling back to the same exercises week in and week out, ultimately resulting in a plateau. Understanding how you’ve ended up there can get you back on the upward swing. Your physical therapist or chiropractor is here for more

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Beat the Heat: 4 Water Workouts to Dive into This Summer

The summer months are the best of the year for fitness in many ways: The warmer temps allow for outdoor activities that can keep us from getting bored with the same old gym routine. Outdoor running, yoga, rollerblading, pickup basketball games…the list is virtually endless. But sometimes it’s just too hot and humid for a

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Common Hip Issues & What to do for Them

Hip dysfunction can greatly impact our daily lives due to pain, stiffness, and even weakness. If you have experienced hip pain, you might have had difficulty with things like sitting for long periods of time, getting up from a seated position, walking, stairs, and sometimes sleeping. There can be many underlying causes for hip dysfunction

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Top Exercises for Prevention of Shoulder Pain

There are many reasons why someone may experience pain in their shoulders, and some of the most common diagnoses you may hear are rotator cuff tendonitis, impingement or muscular strains. With all of those particular issues as well as generalized shoulder pain and “wear and tear” there are specific exercises that can prevent shoulder pain

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How To Use Household Items As Exercise Equipment

Don’t feel like heading to the gym because it’s cold outside? You can get in a full workout right in the comfort of your own home. And you don’t need to invest in fancy equipment to get the job done. There are plenty of items in your house right now that can do double-duty as

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Recovery After ACL Surgery: Don’t Forget Your Other Leg!

After ACL reconstruction surgery, one of the last things that patients may think about is the leg that they didn’t have surgery on. And rightfully so. Of course, the primary focus should be on following the post-operative protocol and precautions for the surgical limb. However, recent research has shown that deficits can occur in both

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How to Activate and Use Your Gluteal Muscles!

Did you know that your gluteal muscles (a.k.a. your buttocks muscles) are the foundation for your trunk and lower body? This set of muscles is the largest and, in my opinion, one of the most important muscles groups in the body. This is because it is a building block for keeping our upper body and

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Scapular Stability: The Foundation for Your Neck and Shoulders

The term “scapular stability” is becoming more and more popular, but what does it mean and why is it important? The scapula is also known as the shoulder blade, and has a very large role in terms of supporting the shoulder joints and aiding in proper posture and support for the body. The reason this

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Too Cold Outside? Try These Fun Indoor Workouts

Tired of the same ol’ gym routine? Looking to reinvigorate your workout with something exciting and fun? If so, you have tons of options to choose from. Even though the weather outside may be a bit frightful, you can find interesting indoor activities all over town that will get you sweating, revving your metabolism and

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