Rest For Low Back Pain: Friend or Foe?

Many of you reading this have suffered from (or are currently suffering from) low back pain. In fact, low back pain is so common, I usually liken it to the common cold. in other words, most people who have had low back pain will likely get a minor recurrence each...

When Your Hamstring Tightness Isn’t A Mobility Problem

Do you have “tight” hamstrings? Have you stretched and stretched and stretched your hamstrings without any appreciable change in “tightness”? If this sounds like you, keep reading! Many people suffer from “tight” hamstrings. In fact, many medical professionals place a...

RAMP Up Your Exercise Warm-Up

The more I interact with patients and clients who regularly participate in a structured exercise program, the more I find many of them are either A) not performing an exercise warm-up AT ALL or B) not performing an ADEQUATE exercise warm-up. I don't like to jump to...

Is Your Stiff Big Toe Causing Your Knee Pain?

“My big toe is causing my knee pain?”  Seems a little crazy, right? Well, hopefully after reading this article this will make a lot more sense. Just hear me out… Your big toe, while seemingly insignificant, has a very important role in many of life’s functions. Let’s...

What Is Knee “OA”?

Did you know, one in two adults will develop some form of osteoarthritis, or "OA", in their lifetime? And amongst the various locations of OA, the knee is undoubtedly the most common area to develop OA. What is OA? In its simplest form, OA is the breakdown of tissue...

Understanding Frozen Shoulder

Have you been suffering from worsening shoulder pain? Pain that may have started as “an ache” and has since progressed to increased pain and stiffness? Has this pain kept you from sleeping or dressing or grooming? Did this pain and stiffness come “out of nowhere”? If...