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Gait Therapy

Gait Therapy

July 3, 2023

Gait training, or walking therapy, can help those who have sustained an injury or individuals with a medical condition that affects their balance. By practicing different repetitions of motion in the joints of the lower extremities, the mind-body connection of nervous systems can improve.

What Causes Chronic Muscle Strains?

What Causes Chronic Muscle Strains?

June 5, 2023

Muscle strains put a damper on not just your workout regiment but also your daily life. Muscle strains are the most common form of injury in athletes. Though anyone can get them, and they can take weeks to heal. However, they aren’t just caused by sports or intense exercise. Muscle strains can result from everyday …

How Exercise Can Help Prevent Dementia

How Exercise Can Help Prevent Dementia

May 1, 2023

About 6.2 million people across the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s. That’s one in every nine people who are older than 65 years old. It’s projected that by the year 2050, 12.7 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it’s not the only form. Those 6.2 million Americans …

5 Exercises to Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

5 Exercises to Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

April 3, 2023

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue running through the middle of your foot to connect the heel to the toes. It’s a very common orthopedic condition, with approximately one in ten people suffering from it. The plantar fascia acts as a …

Best Pelvic Floor Exercises

Best Pelvic Floor Exercises

February 6, 2023

The pelvic floor muscles help to support the bowels and bladder in both men and women. In women, they also help to support the uterus, and they can also affect sexual function in men. These muscles can weaken with age or, in women, after childbirth. If you have weak pelvic floor muscles, you may experience …

What Causes Neck Pain and How Can You Fix It?

What Causes Neck Pain and How Can You Fix It?

December 26, 2022

More than 30% of American adults experience chronic neck pain every year and up to 70% of adults will at some point in their lives experience neck pain intense enough to interfere with daily activities. In this guide, we break down potential causes of neck pain and how to treat it. What Can Cause Neck …

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