There is a common trend these days of boot camp classes emphasizing hip and core strength. Proximal strength prevents common injuries especially for young female athletes. An aura of invincibility accompanies our pre-pubescent years.
Exercise is important for everyone. Despite your impairments, injury, or pathology, finding a safe, pain free means to exercise should pave the road to wellness. Too often we put off our exercise plans to
One of the most frequent habits I have noticed in patients with balance deficits is what I like to call “furniture surfing.” Furniture surfing is classified by navigating the house by utilizing the couch,
“If you don’t use it, you lose it.” This simplistic phrase means a lot. At its basis, it applies to both mental and physical functioning. Technology has certainly made inactivity easy. The couch has
“Don’t get old.” Working as a young clinician this is a frequent piece advice offered by some of my older patients. Although aging is an inevitable process, it’s not all bad. Most are simply
Whether you have stairs in the home or not, climbing steps in everyday situations is unavoidable. Whether it’s a set of steps or stepping down from a curb, this rather rudimentary task can be
So why does pelvic floor dysfunction occur? For postpartum women it can occur for several reasons. One reason is from carrying a baby for 9 months. Remember, the pelvic floor supports the uterus, so
Picture this: you’re enjoying conversation with family and friends when someone tells a funny story that sends everyone in an uproar of laughter—you included. It’s a deep, uncontrollable, contagious laughter. You’re laughing so hard
It’s not uncommon to flip through a golf magazine and spot an article on the importance of core strength for hitting the long ball. Although strong core leads to increased power and distance, the
Pushups are likely one of the oldest forms of strength training. With zero equipment required, anyone and everyone can use this primitive form of strength development, right? You might be surprised by our answer.