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How Much Exercise Do I Need?
Do you know how much exercise or physical activity you should be getting each week? Everyone needs some exercise or physical activity each week to help maintain their health. There are some minimal amounts of exercise or aerobic physical activity as guidelines from the American Heart Association. Adults (18-64 years)...Read More about How Much Exercise Do I Need?
Osteoporosis Awareness Month
Osteoporosis, just what exactly is it? You probably have heard it as the reason why your elderly grandmother or other relative began to walk with a more stooped posture. The word osteoporosis is from the Greek terms for “porous bones”. It basically is when the creation of new bone does...Read More about Osteoporosis Awareness Month
You Have to Exercise on a Regular Basis
It is probably a safe bet to say that a large amount of patients hear “you have to exercise on a regular basis” when they visit their family physician, especially if they have some medical issues. But where to find the time? People are busier than ever with work, family,...Read More about You Have to Exercise on a Regular Basis
May is Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis. We all either have or know people who have “arthritis”, but did you know that there are actually more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions? The term comes from arthr- which means joint, and itis- which means inflammation. It has become an informal way of referring...Read More about May is Arthritis Awareness Month
The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy
Everyone has a different reaction to being referred to physical therapy by their physician. Some firmly believe in the benefits of therapy while others are a bit skeptical. Quite often in orthopedics, physical therapy is among the first treatments the physician will order to start the process of strengthening and...Read More about The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy
Get Up, Get Out, and Get Moving
Spring is finally here! The days are gradually waxing and waning into warm, sunny days and later hours of daylight. It’s time to begin thinking about all of those outside activities for you and your family. This is the time to make a habit of putting down all of those...Read More about Get Up, Get Out, and Get Moving
Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body including around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. They contain a small amount of fluid, and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. There are 2 major bursae in the hip...Read More about Trochanteric Bursitis
Platelet-Rich Plasma Procedures
We are now offering Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures. The information below can help you make an educated decision on if PRP is right for you. What is it? Blood is mainly a liquid called plasma. It also contains small solid components of red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets...Read More about Platelet-Rich Plasma Procedures
Rebounding – Another Exercise Option
Another exercise option gaining popularity is rebounding, and not with a basketball! Rebounding is most commonly done on a mini trampoline that can be done inside or outside, although some rebounding can also be done on a large trampoline. It is basically jumping on a trampoline, small jumps or large...Read More about Rebounding – Another Exercise Option
Are You “Double Jointed”?
We all know that kid from elementary who was able to bend their fingers back more than we thought was humanly possible. When you reacted, they would respond “Oh, I’m doublejointed”. The term double jointed implies that a person with unusual flexibility has twice the average number of joints which...Read More about Are You “Double Jointed”?