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Pulled Muscle in Back

Pulled Muscle in Back
Do You Have a Pulled Muscle in Your Back?. Most people have a sore back at some point. As we age, it becomes more likely – but it starts to increase in likelihood at age 30! Then again, children and athletes can pull a back muscle, so nobody is immune. A pulled muscle in your back may cause you pain for a few weeks, but it sometimes drags on for months or even years if left untreated. Did you twist quickly to catch the ball or during your last rock-climbing expedition? Or you fell duri...
Posted on 2022-06-06

Foam Rolling

Here is a list of some of the muscles that you can foam roll if you are experiencing tightness/soreness: Calf IT band Glutes Quads Piriformis Hip adductors Lats When foam rolling, roll over the targeted muscle until you find spots that are sore or tender. Then spend 1-2 minutes on these spots gently rolling back and forth until the tenderness reduces. Doing this in the morning is an ideal time because muscles get stiff from being in one or two positions during sleep. Incorporating it int...
Posted on 2021-11-03

5 Easy Balance Exercises for Older Adults

As we age, our ability to maintain good balance when standing and walking decreases over time. As a result, individuals 65 or older and at a higher risk for falls. Hospitalizations due to falls occur in 800,000 individuals every year.1 Injuries from these falls include hip fractures, traumatic brain injury in addition to less serious injuries like bruises.Studies have shown that balance training for older adults improves static, dynamic, reactive and proactive balance responses which in turn can...
Posted on 2021-10-29

What is Dry Needling

Dry needling is the insertion of monofilament needles into muscles, ligaments, subcutaneous tissue, scar tissue, or in the vicinity of peripheral nerves and/or neurovascular bundles to manage a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture?. Although the needles and tools used are similar, the approach and training are different. Acupuncture is based on Eastern medicine and uses traditional acupuncture theories. Dry needling is rooted in Western medicine, is pa...
Posted on 2021-10-22

Shoulder pain Webinar with Lukas

Missed our webinar on shoulder pain and the rotator cuff? Not to fear! link posted below Dr. Lukas Mehling, PT, DPT, OCS led a webinar last week on shoulder pain and the rotator cuff. All 3 locations are currently acceping patients in clinic and telehealth. Check out the link below! Access Password: 7W*v!Q8+
Posted on 2020-06-03
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