More Articles From Apex What Is Frozen Shoulder? Take A Walk In A Walking Shoe Getting To The Route Of The Problem Of Tennis Elbow After years of running for various sports – from a brief stint with the cross country team at River Dell High School, to my later years participating in triathlons –Continue Reading »
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Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day
Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise accessible to just about everyone. It is safe, simple and does not require practice, and evidence has shown that walking can be crucial to maintain senior physical and mental health. A recent article published in the Journal of the AmericanContinue Reading »
Strength Training Benefits in Older Adults
Strength Training Benefits in Older Adults Strength training has benefits for all ages, but it can be a neglected part of an exercise regimen for men and women aged 50 years and older. Research suggests that when performed correctly, strengthening exercises are a safe way to improve fitness and health, even in older adults whoContinue Reading »
An Effective Self-Stretch for Neck Stiffness and Pain
Do you have trouble checking your blind spot in either direction while you’re driving? If so, this simple self-stretch is for you! It’s best for those who are experiencing headaches and/or more general neck stiffness and pain. It is NOT intended for those with weakness, numbness or tingling down the arms. It also should NOTContinue Reading »
New Guidelines Encourage Us to Just Get Moving
I read an article on Science Alert recently announcing a change in the latest US Exercise Guidelines. According to the article, which references the document published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it’s no longer necessary to exercise for long periods of time; the total volume of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is what counts.
Wyckoff Physical Therapist Shares Tips to Help You Stay Active This Winter
It’s no secret … staying active during the winter months is really important! Recently, I wrote a blog (you can find it HERE) about what’s called the “Winter Effect”. In a nutshell, I tend to see a lot of patients – especially those with spine related issues – with aches and pains after winter hasContinue Reading »
Does Running Cause Disc Problems?
Recent Studies Show Running and Exercise May Actually Strengthen the Intervertebral Disc A recent study looked at the lumbar disc problems, Intervertebral Discs (IVDs) in people that were runners for greater than five years and also ran more than 50+ kilometers per week (long distance runners). The intervertebral discs act as shock absorbentsContinue Reading »
Watch Out for the “Winter Effect”
In my practice, I’ve noticed over the years that many of my patients – especially those with spine related problems – will return for treatment soon after the end of the winter. The common variable? In the wintertime, people are just not as active as they are during the spring, summer and fall; they areContinue Reading »
Rasheeda and Her Sauna Vest: A Common Myth in the World of Weight Loss
Recently I viewed a post from an Instagram influencer named Rasheeda about her workout routines and using a “Sauna Vest.” First off, I NEVER want to discourage anyone from working out. I love that she is inspiring others to use natural ways to reduce body weight, get stronger and improve general health. However, in thisContinue Reading »
Bike is the Answer to Knee Pain
If you’ve suffered from a knee injury or have undergone knee surgery in the past, there’s a chance you may experience a flare-up of pain from time to time. If you’re finding it difficult to participate in activities you typically enjoy, like walking or running, perhaps a spin on a stationary bike is the answerContinue Reading »