7 Simple Steps to Fixing Back Pain (by Doctors of Physical Therapy)

Date Category BlogComment 23 Comments , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Back Pain

Americans spend more than $50 billion dollars a year on low back pain! It is one of the most common health complaints in the United States and around the world. Low back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. It can come in many different forms […]


Why Stretching is Dead and What You Can Do Instead

Date Category BlogComment 6 Comments , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Static_Hamstring_Stretch

You might find it interesting to learn that as a physical therapist, athlete and coach I don’t do much stretching. I mean…it’s boring, it takes a long time and to be honest I don’t see much benefit in it for the most part.  Sometimes yes…but most of the time no! ==> There are better ways […]


How Sitting Too Much Is Making Us Sick and Fat – And What to Do About It

Date Category BlogComment Leave a comment   , , ,
Sitting-Too-Much-Is-Making-Us-Sick-and-Fat

There’s no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we’ve had to exert ourselves — often quite strenuously — to get food, find shelter and simply survive. We naturally spent a lot of time outdoors in the sun, walking, hunting, gathering, and performing various other physically-oriented […]


Too Much Sitting: The Population-Health Science of Sedentary Behavior

Date Category BlogComment Leave a comment   , , , , ,
obese

Even when adults meet physical activity guidelines, sitting for prolonged periods can compromise metabolic health. TV time and objective-measurement studies show deleterious associations, and breaking up sedentary time is beneficial. Sitting time, TV time, and time sitting in automobiles increase premature mortality risk. Further evidence from prospective studies, intervention trials, and population-based behavioral studies is […]