Did you know that bending over at the back instead of bending your knees to lift a load increases the load 10x to your back? IE. Lifting a 5 gallon water jug off the floor, which weighs 45lbs, improperly means your back is actually lifting 450lbs! Who has back pain out there? OUCH!
68% of all women experience back pain after giving birth. Back pain can occur throughout pregnancy, immediately after, or even up to 12 months later! Back pain related to pregnancy occurs due to the woman’s center of gravity shifting forward as she carries, increasing pressure on her spine. In addition, during pregnancy and while giving […]
Pilates was originally designed to help the injured and sick during World War I. Its popularity increased following the war when its creator Joseph Pilates, used his techniques to strengthen dancers in New York. Although Pilates should not be used to take the place of Physical Therapy, many physical therapists are incorporating Pilates techniques and […]
Physical therapists often set out to achieve goals of increasing strength, flexibility, coordination, motor control, posture, and alignment of multiple body parts. This is done in order to correct poor body mechanics, as an injury prevention measure, or to facilitate the healing process so that people can return to their favorite activities. For many people, this activity is […]
Did you know gymnasts put more stress on their spine than many athletes in other sports? This is due to the extreme flexibility, and repeated extension (bending backwards) of the spine, required to perform many of the moves. Many gymnasts often develop an injury called Spondylolysis, when a small fracture on either one, or both sides of the […]
Did you know that extremity pain episodes increase as we age hence the reason for replacements, but spinal pain episodes decrease as we age with the peak incidence between the ages of 35-55. So the longer we live past the age of 55 the less likely we are to have back pain!