Exercise and Unwanted Back Tension

Here’s an email I received from one of my patients Steve, 47 y/o, last week: “Dean, I was wondering if you could help me… As you know I really enjoy running. I run 5-6 times a week with at least one day of rest. Lately my body has been feeling a little lethargic and my…

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Avoid Lower Back Pain When You Swing A Golf Club

If you’ve NEVER played a round of golf, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s not much to it, and that there’s very little chance of you being injured if all you’re doing is a bit of walking and striking a few balls every once in a while.  But that’s not the case. Golfers are frequent…

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Sciatica – Why Pain In Leg

“If I’ve got back pain – Why am I getting a shooting pain down the back of my leg?” This is a very common symptom we see in our PT clinic. In fact I would be extremely surprised if at least 10 people didn’t walk, (or hobble in with severe pain it causes), into the clinic…

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Back Pain: The Real Problem With Sciatica And What To Do About It

Recently, here at Volk Physical Therapy, we have seen an increased number of people suffering from back pain, but not just any back pain – the most severe of all in my humble opinion, “sciatica”. There’s only one word to describe the pain that people feel when truly suffering from sciatica, and that is “horrendous”!…

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Low Back Pain Sufferers

Do you suffer with low back pain? Do you have difficulty getting out of bed in the AM? Or bending forward? How about sitting? Or walking? Do you have to hold onto a cart or take breaks while shopping? Is it difficult to put your shoes and socks on? Do you cringe thinking about getting…

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