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...