Is Cycling Causing Your Low Back Pain?

Cycling can be a great way to get the recommended amount of exercise in a week. Many great options exist for competition and recreation with triathlons, road races, and other events such as the week-long trip across Iowa, known as Ragbrai. With aerodynamics being an importance consideration, especially when racing, cyclists often find themselves in…
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Low Back Pain in Athletes: Why Timing of PT Matters

Low back pain is common in young athletes with up to 50% of athletes reporting low back pain by the middle teenage years. Numerous types of low back injuries can occur from strains, sprains, disc problems, to fractures. One common fracture of the spine is at the pars interarticularis and is called a spondylolysis. A…
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5 Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is pretty common in adults. After sitting in a computer chair for 8 hours a day, limited time to work out, or frequent heavy lifting—it could be easy to have some back soreness. Back pain can be caused by some of twisting or lifting something improperly, which can cause muscles the tendons…
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3 Changes During Pregnancy That Can Lead to Low Back & SI Pain

Childbearing can be a wonderful experience, but it is never a pain-free experience. Pain may come from various sources, including the low back and sacroiliac joints. Some pains during pregnancy may be unavoidable, but low back pain does not have to be the norm. Often people want to know why low back pain so common…
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4 Tips to Avoid Back Pain While Traveling

  If you’re a frequent traveler, it’s very likely you’ve experienced some type of back pain. From walking (or running) across terminals to sitting uncomfortably in between two strangers for hours –– traveling often leads to sore muscles in your back.  To help you during your next trip, our physical therapists put together these four…
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6 Types Of Low Back Pain…What you Need To Know

Low back pain is a very common condition. Almost everyone will have low back pain at some point during their life time (2). Low back pain can be caused by many different structures in the back and often it can be difficult to identify which specific structure is causing the pain, even with expensive high-tech equipment. Without…
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