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Plantar Fasciosis and Physical Therapy. Picture of a caucasian male on a treatment table having his foot worked on by a caucasian male physical therapist.

Plantar Fasciosis and Physical Therapy

Foot pain can be extremely uncomfortable. Plantar fasciosis is a common cause.  Weight bearing on the feet can make this uncomfortable and, in some cases, almost impossible to walk or stand. Being flat footed, overweight, having tight calf muscles, and standing for long periods of time are causes of plantar fasciosis. Symptoms can result in […]

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Bicycling Benefits

Bicycling is not only fun, but also a low-impact way to reduce health risks. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. What better way to exercise that is cheap and good for the environment?[1] Cycling on a regular basis stimulates and improves heart, lungs, and circulation, helping […]

Gardening for Health. Picture of an elderly male and female working in their garden.

Gardening for Health

Anybody who’s ever weeded a row of turnips, planted petunias, or mowed a thriving lawn knows that gardening can be hard work. That hard work pays off in more ways than having the best roses on the block or a tasty salad. Gardening in its various forms has a multitude of benefits: Increase hand strength, […]

Do I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear? Do I Need Surgery? Picture of a young caucasian male having his shoulder checked.

Do I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear? Do I Need Surgery?

The shoulder can move in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, this sets the shoulder up for tears and injuries. Did you know, roughly one in four people age 60+ have tears in their rotator cuffs?1 People of all ages can tear the rotator cuff, but most tears are non-painful. However, some tears can be debilitating. […]

Is Sitting Too Much Bad for Your Brain? Picture of an elderly black male, an elderly caucasian female, and an elderly caucasian male all walking while on treadmills.

Is Sitting Too Much Bad for Your Brain?

According to research at UCLA, changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory are associated with sitting too much.[1] The study involved people ages 45 to 75. An MRI of each person provided a look at the region of the brain involved with the formation of new memories. The study did […]

Healthier Hands. Picture of a Caucasian male's hand holding a hand exercising devide.

Healthier Hands

As people get older, it is possible to notice more pain or stiffness in the hands and wrist. This does not necessarily mean to stop doing things needing or enjoyable to do. Now, there are more options available to help ease joint pain, strengthen hands, and continue doing things that before were taken for granted. […]

Understanding Shoulder Pain. Picture of a caucasian female with a caucasian female physical therapist checking the shoulder.

Understanding Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint joins three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). The shoulders are the most movable joints in the body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable […]

Loss of Muscle Mass. Picture of an elderly black male with arm raised to make a muscle.

Loss of Muscle Mass

Loss of muscle mass is part of aging, but we can slow and even reverse it. Age-related muscle loss, also called sarcopenia, is a natural part of the aging process. Less muscle means there is more weakness and less mobility. Both of these factors can increase the risk of falls and fractures. Losing muscle mass […]

Sciatica Back Pain. Picture of a Caucasian male holding his lower back in pain and a Caucasian male physical therapist looking at the back.

Sciatica Back Pain

Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. It controls muscles in the back of the knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot. When people have sciatica, they have […]

Coping with Muscle Cramps. Picture of a caucasian male grabbing the back of his calf.

Coping with Muscle Cramps

Has a muscle cramp woken you up in the middle of the night? Or have you been stopped in your tracks by a spasm the size of a golf ball in your calf? Muscle cramps, or “charley horses,” occur when one or more of the muscles in the leg tighten involuntarily. Usually, the muscle relaxes […]