Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome

A Pain In the Butt (and hip and leg) Are YOU willing to sacrifice your independence as you age? This is an important question that we begin to ask ourselves when we start to hurt and ache with doing simple things throughout our day. When a patient comes to our clinic for an evaluation for…

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The REAL Reason Why Back Pain KEEPS Occurring…

Back Pain

Recently I reached out to my patients to inquire about what their biggest health challenge is that they are currently facing during these unprecedented times. I have taken the time to review the answers with great care. And here are two of the many responses I received: “Nick… How do you continue to try and…

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

From time to time a patient will come see us with back pain that just won’t go away. Their doctor says there is nothing wrong structurally and it is just “aches and pains”. They have tried massages, pain medication, and exercises the doctor gave them but to no avail. Some of these patients have even…

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Why Does It Matter If My Hips Are Stiff?

Hip Pain

We get many patients who complain of tightness or stiff hips, but blame it on age and say there is nothing that can change that. It’s true as we age, our muscles become less pliable and arthritis can make our joints feel more stiff. However, we can improve our mobility and strength to allow us…

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Is Therapeutic Yoga the Solution to Your Low Back Pain

Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga has risen in popularity over the past few decades in the US, to become a staple in the fitness industry. More recently, the trend has been incorporating yoga into the physical therapy model as it can benefit patient mobility and strength. To get even more specific, there has been more interest in using yoga…

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Why Core Weakness May Be Causing Your Low Back Pain

Core Strength

Have you ever heard the saying “You need to strengthen your core.”? I’m sure we all have! We all could benefit from strengthening our core, and here’s why: Having a strong core does not only mean having “six-pack abs” or looking good on the beach. Your core is not only what you see on the…

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Benefits of Regular Stretching Routine

Stretching

I often hear from people that they don’t need to stretch because they will never be flexible or because it’s boring and they would rather go biking, hiking, etc. Other people have good intentions, but often find less and less time to get a regular stretching routine into their day. And I get it! It’s…

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How Physical Activity Impacts Brain Function

Brain Function

We have all heard the recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, based off of the U.S. department of Health and Human Services. Some of us may reach that two and a half hours worth throughout the week, while some of us struggle to get that time in. No matter where you…

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Ways To Overcome Workout Inconsistency

If you are like me, this time that we are in has thrown my schedules, especially my workout routines, for a loop. I am an early morning-go getter who likes to beat the crowds at the gym by starting my workouts around 5 AM. These workouts would start my day off right with increased energy…

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Great Ways to Increase Your Heart Rate at Home

Home Exercise

A lot of people have a difficult time staying motivated to exercise at home, especially with gyms being closed… there being no sports or activities… not having family or friends nearby… and a house full of snacks. So what are we going to do? There are a ton of different things that you can do…

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