Here are a couple articles on “dead butt syndrome”, less commonly known as gluteus medius tendinosis. It’s a problem that PT’s have had to treat for forever, but now it has a catchy name so “dead butt” has received a lot of press lately, and we are glad for that. Your rear end needs more attention than you think!
If you watched the Olympics, you more than likely saw stories on a treatment many athletes are using called cupping therapy. Cupping has been around for hundreds of years. The art of cupping developed over time for a variety of uses, and has been most notably used as a technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
It is that time of year again. The warm weather is upon us, the fresh air is inviting and our yards and gardens are in need of attention. Proper body mechanics while performing any gardening task can make the all the difference in how your body feels both during and after. Many people forget that yard work is like a sport - engaging a number of muscles, requiring endurance and proper preparation and recovery. Like any exercise, sometimes we don’t know we have done too much until it’s too late and we end up aching for a few days after. Here are some helpful hints to make your time working in the yard a more enjoyable experience.
The most common problem we see with people beginning an exercise program is lack of planning; which added to enthusiasm, can be a dangerous combination. Individuals excited about a new exercise program start out too fast and too hard. This combination can result in injury and ultimately most will “fall off the wagon.” Here are a few tips to reduce this risk of injury and make your exercise regime more enjoyable.