Low Back Pain is the most common condition I treat as a Physical Therapist. At least two or three patients with low back pain every single day in the clinic. Chances are, you have suffered from it before. My job is not only to help relieve the ongoing pain but also ensure they know how to self treat if the pain returns. Teaching prevention technique is a huge part of management of low back pain.Read More »
Beyond the Squats- Hip Rotators!
Just like your shoulder, your hip is a ball and socket joint. Which means it has a lot of motions to perform. What comes to mind when you think of working on your hip muscles? Squats, Bridging?
Hip muscles help move your leg front and back, out to the side and across midline. And also Rotate In and out. You have probably heard about working your Glutes. The Glutes are a set of three muscles- Gluteus Maximus, Medius, Minimus. But there are more in your butt! There are 9 muscles- some of them are more superficial, some sit deep in your butt. Yes, you need to work your glutes. They are essential for standing, lifting, walking. However, it’s also important to focus on other muscles in your butt as they have very important functions too.Read More »
Exercises for Better Balance
Balance is crucial for everyone, of all ages. You are never too young for balance training. Surely, balance can mean different things to different people. To a 6 year old, balance is learning to roller skate. To a 35 year old, balance can mean catching yourself while tripping over kids toys, while carrying a load of laundry. To a 70 year old, balance is breaking a fall while stepping up a curb. So whether you are young, middle aged, elderly or fitness enthusiast, sedentary, athlete or just an average person trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can definitely benefit from balance exercises.Read More »
Hiking! Keep it fun and injury free!
Hiking has become one of the common social activities. What else is there to do while maintaining social distancing and trying to dodge the virus? Be it singles, couples or families with kids and grandparents, everyone is set out to explore the less traveled but beautiful hikes scattered around almost every neighborhood.Read More »
Foam Rolling…Hurts So Good! A Beginner’s guide to Foam Rolling.
For the last few years, foam rolling is in the limelight for fitness enthusiasts. You might have seen variety of foam rollers in the gyms or the PT clinics. You probably own one yourself and roll your muscles frequently. Ever wondered what exactly you are achieving from all the OOhhhss and the AAahhs while foam rolling? It’s called the Good Pain- It hurts to roll but you don’t want to stop because you know it will help you or you have been told to roll through the pressure pain.Read More »