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I Am Exercising But My Pain Is STILL There!

I Am Exercising But My Pain Is STILL There!

“I can do everything, but with pain.” “The pain doesn’t stop me but it is always there.” These are statements I hear all the time from my patients. Here is another one: “I don’t have pain when I exercise or move, the minute I stop the pain comes back.” What is going on here?? Well, whatContinue Reading »

Shivering as a Form of Exercise – NY Times

Shivering as a Form of Exercise – NY Times

This winter’s frigid temperatures could be having one desirable side effect. They may be revving up your metabolism. Shivering in the cold sparks a series of biochemical reactions deep within the body that alters fat cells and bolsters metabolism, much as formal exercise does, according to a fascinating series of new experiments. The findings intimateContinue Reading »

Shoveling Snow: Tips for Avoiding Injuries

Shoveling Snow: Tips for Avoiding Injuries

Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back andshoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may notknow that they are out of condition. Following these tips can help you avoid injuries:Lift smaller loads of snow, rather than heavy shovelfuls. BeContinue Reading »

Foot Health for Runners

Foot Health for Runners

Feet come in all different shapes and sizes and are prone to many problems, especially when running is involved. Physical therapists can provide a detailed analysis of your feet and running style to help you prevent and treat the foot problems that often result from running. Essential Functions of the Foot Feet provide your baseContinue Reading »

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