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Guess What? Exercise Can Prevent Low Back Pain

25
May
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Acute low back pain (LBP) is a very common condition. 80% of people at some point in their lives will experience acute low back pain. It can hit with you by simply rolling out of bed in the morning,...

Cross Fit - Is It Killing You??

28
Mar
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
(Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net)   CROSS FIT 101 First of all, you need to understand the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise requires oxygen, is low power...

Life is Sometimes "A Pain in the Neck!"

31
Mar
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I think that most of you would agree that life is sometimes a “pain in the neck”!  The source of the pain is usually multi-factorial and may include such things as emotional stress, muscle weakne...

PUMP YOU UP!!

10
Mar
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
So how important is resistance training? I have had the privilege of working with one of my peers, a fellow PT, and strength and conditioning specialist, Mike Stare from Spectrum Fitness in Beverly, b...

Low Back Pain - Part 3 - BEST Evidence-Based Core Exercises!

11
Jan
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
So what are the BEST evidence-based Core exercises?   Evidence from random controlled trials of people suffering from low back pain show that core stabilization exercises result in significant improvements in pain and function(5,7) . However, the most effective combination of which muscles to ta...

Low Back Pain -Part 2- Getting Down To The "CORE"

28
Dec
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Getting down to the CORE!! What is your Core? It is defined as the center or “core” of your body.  It is the “powerhouse” around which all limb movement is performed. It consists of 29 pairs of muscles as well as boney, ligamentous, and discs structures that support the lumbo-pelvic-hip...

What are the BEST shoulder exercises?

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Everything we do at OrthoWell is evidence-based!  Maximizing results in minimal time depends on the expertise of the clinician. As our knowledge of biomechanics and muscle function improves, more of ...

The importance of closed-chain exercise.

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Closed chain exercises for the lower extremities (exercise with you feet contacting the floor) should be an integral part of your rehabilitation program.  They are important in terms of regaining dyn...

CLOSED CHAIN CREATIVITY

08
Aug
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
Closed chain exercises for the lower extremities should be an integral part of your rehabilitation program. They are important in terms of regaining dynamic stability and improving neuromuscular cont...

Shoulder Exercises: The Evidence

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Everything we do at OrthoWell is evidence-based! Maximizing results in minimal time depends on the expertise of the clinician. As our knowledge of biomechanics and muscle function improves, more of a...