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Shoulder pain is a leading musculoskeletal complaint seen in primary care provider offices, with rotator cuff injuries accounting for 64 in individuals over the age of 20 years, and 25 of patients respond to non-surgical treatment including rest, activity modification, over-the-counter medications, Physical Therapy, and as a last resort, steroid injection.  If your symptoms do not improve with non-surgical treatment options, you are an athlete or manual laborer, you have a large tear (grea...
Posted on 2018-09-09
Chronic pain is one of the leading conditions that primary healthcare professionals encounter in their practice, particularly in patients over the age of 65. Chronic pain in the older population is associated with a variety of negative effects, including substantial disability due to reduced mobility, avoidance of physical activity, falls, disturbed sleep, depression and anxiety, as well as social isolation. The negative effects of chronic pain in the older population extend beyond the individua...
Posted on 2018-03-17
The sport of weightlifting is already tough enough without adding a devastating injury to the plate of any competitor or amateur.  It is blaringly obvious that weightlifting has the potential to be a dangerous sport, participants are not only required to lift enormous weight over their head, but they are also expected to do it without hurting themselves.A weightlifting injury can happen to almost any area of the body or muscle group.  The majority of injuries can happen in the form of ...
Posted on 2017-10-08
It is hard to ‘stretch’ your mind around the hundreds of ways to stretch your body. Whether it be to assist an injury or just to become more flexible, stretching is an integral part of keeping the body fit and healthy, but what is the best way to stretch, and what are the most important things to remember when doing so? This article will provide you with tips and practical advice that will help you stretch better. If you have a specific injury you are dealing with or a specific area ...
Posted on 2017-08-01
New research shows that resistance training has a dramatic impact on swimming performance. More specifically, resistance training that consists of low repetitions at a high velocity and force help swimmers achieve optimum stroke length. According to the study, this relationship exists because the propulsive forces that facilitate swimming are mainly produced by the upper body. Furthermore, as upper body strength increases so does sprint performance, and the same type of resistance training that...
Posted on 2017-07-01
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