Ever wonder why some athletes and individuals continue to perform at high levels and free of injury long past their prime years? Why can some run marathons while others seem prone to injuries with menial tasks?  Is it in our genes or is there a secret to their training? There is a method to how these elite athletes…

Safety When Exercising in Summer Heat

Sunny days and warm weather are here to enjoy but we also need to be cautious exerting in the heat. If you want to exercise in the hot days of summer, your body must be able to handle the elevated temperature and you should know the warning signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion.    …

Rotator Cuff Tear

WHAT IS THE ROTATOR CUFF?   The Rotator Cuff (RTC) is a group of 4 muscles that provide strength and stability to the shoulder. They connect from your scapula (angel wing in the back of your arm) to the head of the humerus (top of your arm), forming a cuff around the shoulder joint. These…

Post-COVID 19 Rehabilitation: **BREATHING EXERCISES**

Post-COVID syndrome have left many with residual pulmonary and systemic manifestations. These lingering symptoms can often cause difficulty in breathing, fatigue, joint pain, weakness, brain fog, and loss of taste/smell. The good news is that many of these issues CAN be reduced and even eliminated with a program that focuses on deep breathing, strength, and…

Post-COVID 19 Syndrome & Rehabilitation

Post-COVID syndrome is a common, unique phenomenon that we have just begun to understand. Some studies have shown that 10% of those with COVID-19 will go onto have lingering symptoms, while others estimate up to 70%. Even those with relatively mild COVID-19 can go on to becoming “long-haulers”. COVID-19 comes with a range of symptoms, so, too,…

What causes low back pain to become chronic?

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the US and the world. Treatments for back pain have escalated to the most expensive medical problem. Why do some experience back pain for just a few days while others develop chronic symptoms and even disability? A recently published research article looked into this very…

Exercise while pregnant is essential

Exercise is Essential during Pregnancy

Exercise is essential during pregnancy, not only for the mother but for the baby as well! For far too long, exercise has been discouraged during pregnancy. New mothers-to-be receive a laundry list of things to avoid from foods to toxins and even exercise. But contrary to this long-held belief, vigorous exercise is not only safe; it is beneficial…