How long does it take to recover from a total knee replacement?

How long does it take to recover from a total knee replacement?

A knee replacement, additionally known as knee arthroplasty is done when someone has chronic, severe knee pain caused by injury or osteoarthritis. Once a knee replacement is done, it can last about 15-20 years! A doctor will remove the weakened end of the hip and...
Properly warm up for a 5k

Properly warm up for a 5k

Its Spring and that means lots of 5k’s. How should we warm up for a 5k? Well first, let’s talk about why we warm up at all. The point of a warm up is to get your heart rate up and blood flowing to your muscles before straining them to prevent injury. If we tried...
Here are easy exercises you can do at home to improve your posture

Here are easy exercises you can do at home to improve your posture

Sitting at a desk all day, or repetitive motions can cause poor posture. So here are some exercises that will, if completed regularly and over time, improve your posture! Child’s Pose: For a postural stretch begin with a simple child’s pose. Sit in a kneeling position...
These four simple stretches will help you increase your blood flow

These four simple stretches will help you increase your blood flow

Sometimes it may seem like a waste of time, but stretching can make a huge difference in your overall health. One of the major benefits is that stretching helps to increase blood flow, boost oxygen levels, and help deliver nutrients to your muscles.  Here are four...
Here’s when to use ice and when to use heat for an ankle sprain

Here’s when to use ice and when to use heat for an ankle sprain

Sprains can be tricky to navigate. Even mild sprains which often happen around ankles, knees, and wrists can result in discomfort for days with long-term side effects if not cared for properly. Not to mention, these injuries are often not deemed “severe enough” for...
When do you need an MRI and when do you need an X-Ray?

When do you need an MRI and when do you need an X-Ray?

A doctor has suggested and prescribed an MRI or an X-ray, what does that mean exactly? We frequently hear of these tests, but are rarely told what they are looking for, what they mean and how they differ. That’s why we are here! We are going to briefly break down...
Here are 5 exercises you can do to strengthen your knees

Here are 5 exercises you can do to strengthen your knees

Knee pain is one of the most common ailments that people seek treatment for. Knee pain can flare up during activities and exercises like squatting or running, and unfortunately some everyday activities like walking or using stairs. Without building strength to support...
What does a typical physical therapy session look like?

What does a typical physical therapy session look like?

If you have been told it’s time to see a physical therapist and you’ve never been before, you might be wondering what it will be like. Will it hurt? Why do I have to go to a physical therapist? What is physical therapy? Why do I have to do exercises? These are all...
What’s the Recovery Time for Labrum Surgery?

What’s the Recovery Time for Labrum Surgery?

Labral tears are injuries to the disc of cartilage that surrounds the ball-and-socket shoulder joint. These injuries are usually the result of long term wear and tear, participation in athletics like baseball or weightlifting, or accidents dealing with automobile...
How to Stretch your Legs After a Run

How to Stretch your Legs After a Run

Running is a great exercise that’s not just for cardio – it’s a full body workout that can leave us feeling sweaty, accomplished, sore. In order to combat soreness and stiffness, be sure to try these stretches after a run. Quad Stretch: The “quads”, or...