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Knee Arthritis…”Motion is Lotion”

Knee Arthritis…”Motion is Lotion”

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the inflammation and wearing away of the articular cartilage on the knee joint.In a normal joint, articular cartilage is smooth which allows the bones of the knee joint to slide over each other without rubbing. This slick surface is...

Concussions – Educate Yourself!

Concussions – Educate Yourself!

It’s that time of the year again!This is a great chance to review the topic of concussions. It’s important as athletes, coaches, and parents that we educate ourselves and can recognize the signs of symptoms for those folks on the field and off.  Remember not only...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans a year and is not bias to men and women of any age.  Plantar Fasciitis can be painful and functionally limiting as the plantar fascia becomes inflamed or torn.  Pain can be in the ball of the foot or arch.Plantar...

Stay Cool and Healthy with Pool Exercises

Stay Cool and Healthy with Pool Exercises

The pool is the perfect place to exercise in the summer when the temperatures begin to climb.However, there are great benefits to exercising in the pool all year round. The main benefit is buoyancy, which is the ability of the water to support a part of your body’s...

Back Pain…Is Your Core Important?

Back Pain…Is Your Core Important?

YES! There is no reason to make you wait for the answer.Developing a strong core can reduce low back pain, prevent pain, and improve proper spinal alignment. Back pain or even radiating leg pain can be caused by weakness, or poor activation, of the core muscles. When...

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking is a total body workout that can meet your exercise needs while enjoying nature.Living in Western Kentucky we are blessed to have great hiking trails right out our back door! Take the time to be outside with fresh air and beautiful scenery while getting in your...

Shelf Life of a Shoe

Shelf Life of a Shoe

My tennis shoes have a life span? All shoes age over time! We use them to climb rocks, walk through mud, and pound the asphalt. The foam and gel become compressed, and we lose the “comfort” that we once knew. Soles break down and wear. It’s inevitable, even for our...

Tips to Preventing Back Pain When Gardening

Tips to Preventing Back Pain When Gardening

As April and early May approach, many of us will start tilling our gardens, planting, shoveling, and carrying pots. However, like most during the winter, we have been less active in our normal outdoor and exercise routines.  So, when we begin to garden, there are...

Can ACL Tears Be Prevented?

Can ACL Tears Be Prevented?

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most common injuries that occur in the athletic population. No athlete wants to be on the sideline watching their teammates win. The good news is there are preventive measures you can take to reduce risk of a...

Dynamic Warm-Up? What, How and Why?

Dynamic Warm-Up? What, How and Why?

Injury prevention!  Preparing your joints and muscles for activity.  Prevent injury and stay healthy.  This will allow you to continue to enjoy what you do! What is a Dynamic Warm-Up?A dynamic warm-up is a series of active movements performed to assist inrestoring...