Spring Cleaning 101
How do I prevent injury with gardening and spring cleaning?What tips should I know for yard work clean up? The weather… [more]
Get Back into the Spring of Things
How to prevent injury with exercise?What is the proper way to begin an exercise program?What is the proper way to stretch?It… [more]
Can physical therapy help my balance?
Why do I have balance problems?How can I improve my balance? Help! I’ve fallen and I need physical therapy!Did… [more]
1st Place Reader’s Choice Award
Thank you Whitley County, our patients and the Post and Mail readers, for awarding us the 2018 top choice award for physical therapy. … [more]
Which side should you use your cane?
How should I use my cane?Should I use my cane on my weaker side?A big mistake that most people make is holding their cane… [more]
Common causes of golf injuries
Are injuries common in golf?What type of injuries are common in golf?Why does my back hurt after golf?Why does my… [more]
Can steroid injections harm your body?
What’s the difference between anabolic steroids and corticosteroids? What does a cortisone injection actually do? Will cortisone… [more]
What does a torn rotator cuff feel like?
What is the rotator cuff?What is the most common way to cause injury to the rotator cuff? What does rotator cuff pain… [more]
No Pain, No Gain
Should I hurt after exercise?Why do I have soreness in my muscles?What does No Pain No Gain really mean? We've… [more]
What is the best position to sleep for back pain?
Why does my back hurt in the morning?Why is sleeping posture important?Most of us have heard either mothers or grandmothers… [more]
Why does the outside of my elbow hurt?What is tennis elbow?Tennis elbow is a term often used to describe lateral epicondylitis. However, you can get this condition without even stepping foot onto a tennis court. It is a repetitive motion injury that is typically from gripping and repetitive arm movements. It can affect people with many different jobs or hobbies including tennis, weight lifting, baseball, racquetball, carpentry, painting, raking, knitting, and many others.All of the … [Read More...]
How do arthritis supplements work?What is Glucosamine?Does Glucosamine help relieve arthritic pain?What is Chondroitin Sulfate? Does Chrondroitin Sulfate relieve arthritic pain?Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and is a degenerative disease process that targets the hyaline articular cartilage of several joints throughout the body, most frequently affected are the hands, knees and hips (Madry et al., 2011; Sawitzke, et al., 2008; Yang et al., 2013). OA … [Read More...]
Should I hurt after exercise?Why do I have soreness in my muscles?What does No Pain No Gain really mean? We've all heard the saying, "No pain No gain". The question is: myth or fact?To know the true answer, let’s take a look at what is happening from the inside!Post-exercise muscle soreness is referred to as "DOMS", delayed onset muscle soreness. DOMS is a feeling of increased stiffness and/or pain following physical activities. So why does this happen and is this … [Read More...]
How do I manage stress?What is stress?Is stress detrimental to your health?Stress is a common health risk factor commonly experienced by everyone (Campo et al., 2009; Shapiro et al., 2005; Manotas et al., 2014; Howard, 2008). Stress is your body's physiological and psychological response to anything your body may perceive as threatening or a specific reaction to a life changing event which may be perceived as positive or negative (Christ, McVay, Marocco, 2013). The effect of stress … [Read More...]
Why does my back hurt when I ride my bike?How do I adjust my bike to prevent my back from hurting?Is biking bad for my back?Summer is finally starting to come around, so you may be considering tuning up that bike and hitting the road. If you’re a seasoned rider, then the normal considerations are old hat for you: wear a helmet, wear reflective clothing if biking at night, ride with traffic and use hand signals etc. However, have you considered how to protect your back when spending many … [Read More...]