Does Preventive Ankle Taping Actually Help?

  Ankle sprains are very common sporting injuries(1). So one might think, “Let’s just get our ankles taped to prevent an injury.”  Not so fast. Recent research has shown that taping or bracing an ankle has a significant impact on the knee on the same side(2). Taping an ankle often limits the amount of ankle movement…
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Protect Children’s Elbows With These 4 Tips

  Protect Children’s Elbows with some simple tips. Kids love to swing. When a child is holding hands between two adults, it is very tempting to grab the child’s hand or wrist and give them a swing. Although this can be fun, it can also be dangerous, leading to dislocation of the elbow or shoulder….
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Improving Balance with Exercise

  Every day, we partake in activities throughout our daily routines that require good balance. Things like walking up and down stairs, standing on our tiptoes while reaching up to a shelf, or even just crossing the street –– all require good balance. Most of us probably don’t think much about improving balance and take…
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3 Ways to Help Break a Bad Habit

  We all have one bad habit (okay maybe we have more than one)… Some of us bite our nails, some of us spend too much time on our phones, some of us crack open the fridge for a late night snack. Everyone has a bad habit or two, we’re human! Now, how many of…
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Neck Pain and the Power of Posture: 5 Great Tips

  Neck pain, headaches, migraines, upper back pain, and numbness down the arm could all have a common link: your posture.   The joints of the neck can refer pain to different areas of the body, from the head, down to the middle back1. The cervical spine is made up of seven vertebrae that all…
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9 Foods That Boost Fat Burning

While there’s technically no food, or pill, or magic dance out there that can literally “burn fat” while you eat… there ARE smart choices you can make to help your metabolism perform at it’s best and help your body boost it’s fat burning potential. According to the USDA’s recent research, Americans’ snacking habits consist of…
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Flexibility Quiz: Is Flexibility Always a Good Thing?

  Ask yourself these 5 questions:   1.     Can you bend forward and place your hands flat on the floor without bending your knees? a.     Yes: 1 point b.     No: 0 points     2.     Can you hyperextend your elbow? Does your elbow go past straight? a.     Yes: both sides-2 points; one side only-1 point…
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Physical Therapist vs. Chiropractor

  Do you know the difference between a chiropractor and a physical therapist? People often get confused about how to choose one versus the other for treatment of an injury. When it comes down to it, chiropractors focus on spinal manipulation and their patients typically come back for on-going maintenance. Physical therapists focus on exercise,…
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Concussions Are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. Here’s What You Need To Know

  It is football session again! With all the fun, excitement, and hard hits comes the occasional serious injury. Even though football may not be the most dangerous sport when it comes to concussions, it seems like a fitting time to discuss the topic. Studies have showed that nearly one-third of athletes have sustained concussions…
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Is Aquatic Therapy Right For You?

  No matter your age, nearly anyone can benefit from aquatic therapy and exercise. The benefits from exercising in the water range from better circulation to reduced anxiety. Why exercise in warm water? In a warm water environment, you can work on stretching, balance, strength and posture. Warm water can help decrease pain and even…
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