What Not To Wear To The Christmas Party And Why It Causes Back Pain

It’s that time of the year, when Christmas parties abound and people are in a dress up festive mood!!! Cheers all around!!! And if you, or anyone you know is anything like many women I know, the Christmas party outfit’s recently purchased, set out in waiting or still on the purchase list. IF this year…

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Christmas Fitness Tips: Does Shopping Count As Exercise?

I got asked this question the other day, and at first I thought it was funny, until I realized how creative it can be– “Does shopping count as exercise? I hate the thought of going to the gym, so if I can find any way around that to keep active, then I will!” So I…

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3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Back from “Going Out” this Christmas Season

The Christmas season is supposed to be a joyful relaxing time, but the reality is that it is much more stressful than we’d like. Between family gatherings, shopping, travel, and the disruption of your normal routine, it can be easy for your back to suffer. Here are simple tips for staying out of pain this…

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The Easiest Work-Out I Know (a GREAT Way to Start)

SO, being a physical therapist for over 25 years, I have heard it all in regard to what people do to stay active and fit……It is no news flash that the older you get, your metabolism typically slows down, you typically gain weight and soften up through the mid-section (feel my pain?), and it is…

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What To Do To Keep Up With Exercise – Even If You’re Having Problems With Arthritic Hips and Knees

One of the big health mistakes that people make after summer time is think that walking or jogging is the only way to enjoy the fresh air. Yet, the health benefits of doing something like “cycling” are endless. For me, it’s rivaled only by swimming. Doing regular cycling can help improve physical fitness, ease mental…

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One Of The Best Ways To Keep Fit Without Going To The Gym

If you’re 45+ and want a fun way to keep active and healthy without having to face a gym, read on… Since it’s getting cooler outside, something I hear a lot of people who visit my clinic talk about is wanting to be outside more and get healthier – but one thing that holds them…

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Should I Use Ice or Heat??

A very common question I get asked in my clinic is: “Should I use ice or heat to ease my back pain?” Right or wrong, 9 out of 10 of my clients tend to favor heat – a nice hot water bottle, a hot shower or a heating pad to try and ease their back pain.…

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Running Injuries: What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Your Knee Pain

This post is for the runner who is suffering with annoying, daily knee pain. You know the type of ‘burning sensation’ and ‘sharp pain’ that comes on gradually on the outside of your knee? The kind that can even make you feel so nauseated, that you feel your only option is to stop running, reach…

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3 Things To STOP Doing To Ease Knee Pain Fast

It’s one of the most common agonizing issues that most people aged 40+ will ever suffer from… Nagging knee pain. The kind that slows you down in life, frustrates you when you walk up and down the stairs, and even stops you from doing something as simple as your weekly food shopping… And because last…

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“Is Walking Bad For My Knees?…”

We had a gentleman stop by in our Harrisburg clinic last week and he asked us this… “Is walking bad for my knees?” He told us he started to experience knee pain a few years ago when walking down the stairs and thought nothing of it at first, and thought it was just something that…

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