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Carpal Tunnel. Is it Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common but potentially debilitating condition of the wrist and hand. It can detrimentally impact the use of the entire arm, as well as the shoulder. Excessive demands on the hands and wrists makes this is a very common issue. In fact,...

Adhesive Capsulitis. Frozen Shoulder Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Adhesive Capsulitis, or Frozen shoulder is a medical condition that results in severe pain and stiffness in the shoulder. As time progresses, this results in difficulty in movement. Medically termed “adhesive capsulitis”, frozen shoulder detrimentally impacts the...

Common Yoga Injuries

Despite the fact that yoga has a solid reputation for promoting physiological and psychological well-being, there are many poses could result in common Yoga injuries. It is estimated that 30 million people regularly practice yoga throughout the world. Of these, 14...

Lumbar Disc Herniation. Can Physical Therapy Help?

Lumbar disc herniation is a devastating medical complication that may result in immense back pain. Physical Therapy can reduce this pain and help optimize your overall health.   What is a Lumbar Disc Herniation? Each of the bones that form the spine are cushioned from...

Tennis Elbow. Is it Causing Problems?

Tennis elbow is a common overuse condition that results from the tendons in the elbow being overloaded as a result of repetitive motions involving the hand, arm and/or the wrist. Tennis elbow, which is professionally referred to as “lateral epicondylitis”, is a...

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is an issue that commonly kicks in approximately six hours immediately following exercise and peaks within two days. Individuals that suffer from DOMS will experience variation in their experience, based on general health, type of...

Avoid Overuse Injuries

Now that you have ramped up your current physical fitness regimen, be aware that you could be at increased risk of injury due to overexertion. What causes overexertion? and How can you increase your physical activity without worrying injury... “Exercise to stimulate,...

Preventing Overexertion with Your New Year Exercise Plan

Now that the New Year is in full swing, your action plan for optimizing your health might be as well. There is one issue to be cautious of. Overexertion. Whether you're seasoned in physical fitness, or initiating a new fitness program, be especially careful to avoid...

How Seasonal Affective Disorder affects Sleep Patterns

As mentioned in previous posts, Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a depressive-based medical condition that typically impacts people during the fall and winter months. Approximately 6% of all people develop this disorder each year and it wreaks havoc with natural...

Fight Winter Blues in Less than An Hour A Week!

What happens when the warm days of summer are replaced by dreary, cold winter weather? Winter blues is a reality for many people. Even the most cheerful person feels as gloomy as the clouds outside for no apparent reason except winter blues. With an estimated one out...

Planning a Home Exercise Program for Winter

If you are suffering from seasonal affective disorder or the “winter blues”, a home exercise program can be very effective. Many find that the bitter temperatures and the icy roads that are common in the winter months make them dread going outdoors, much less to the...

Exercise at Home to Fight the Winter Blues

If you are looking a way to fight the winter blues, try a little exercise at home. The days are becoming shorter, the temperatures are dipping, and it takes effort to get outside. It is no wonder you might be struggling with low spirits and seasonal doldrums. Winter...

Winter Wonder Workout

Looking for a way to beat the winter blues and keep up with your workout? Here's a great way to stay out of hibernation mode. Simple indoor workouts can really fit the bill when it's too cold to enjoy the fresh air and nature. This simple graphic shows you 8 simple...

Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder

“SAD” stands for “Seasonal Affective Disorder”.  Essentially, this is a form of depression that typically occurs as a result of season-based changes. It is known to detrimentally impact individuals at the same time each year. The most common time when symptoms emerge...

Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all...

Falls Prevention Infographic

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall View and share this infographic that outlines 6 easy steps older adults can take to prevent a fall  ...

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