My X-Ray and MRI Shows “Damage”… Now What?

My X-Ray and MRI Shows “Damage”… Now What?

If you have ever been to the doctor for back pain, you may know the usual routine…X-ray images, MRI’s scans, and worse, the report you get back may be a bit confusing or worrying with terms such as ‘disc herniations’, ‘disc protrusion’, or ‘degenerative disc disease’…

What if I told you that these images could be potentially do more harm than good?

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Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

When it comes to stretching, one of the most common questions today is, “Should I be holding my stretch, or should I be doing something more dynamic?” The classic adage I learned in PT school that applies here as well is, “It depends.” While it is generally understood that stretching can be, and often is, a good thing for the body, knowing how and when to apply it can lead to more effective outcomes.

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Running and Low Back Pain

Running and Low Back Pain

For many people, running is a great way to stay active and healthy.  But there are many running related injuries that can occur due to a lack of mobility, stability or faulty running mechanics.  

The most common running fault I see as a therapist is someone who runs with increased lumbar lordosis, or curvature, in their low back.

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Are Injuries Limiting Your Golf Game?

Are Injuries Limiting Your Golf Game?

Have you noticed differences in your short game vs long game on the course? The challenge with sports that involve a swing or a throw is that the motion is very complex. It is easy to throw a ball or swing a golf club but there is nothing easy about doing it well. Those that find themselves in the rough or having a constant slice will know what I’m talking about.

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What Does Health Mean To You?

What Does Health Mean To You?

What are the two resources in life that we generally can’t get back once they are lost? Most people say money, trust, or happiness. While there are multiple answers that are correct, my answers are always time and health. No matter where you live, how old you are, what color, or what gender these two resources are universal. A minute is the same to me as it is to a child in Japan and the same goes for health. The difference between you and someone else is what you DECIDE to do with your time and health. At the end of the day everything that WE CHOOSE to do or not to do is a decision and we are responsible for them.

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3 Secrets To Improving Running Efficiency and Decrease Injury Risk

3 Secrets To Improving Running Efficiency and Decrease Injury Risk

It’s the start of a new year and if you’re like most, you’ve made a resolution to be healthier.  Running is a popular choice for people who want to lose weight, join a community, and achieve their fitness goals.  With all the benefits running can provide, there’s often a misconception that anyone can do it.  Sure, you may be able to run but are you running efficiently so that you minimizes the risk for injury?  Running injuries can be frustrating but avoidable if you understand the biomechanics and the areas to focus on. Here are a few tips that can improve your performance to set that new PR.

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7 Biggest Mistakes Athletes Make After An Injury

7 Biggest Mistakes Athletes Make After An Injury

Injuries unfortunately come with the territory when playing sports. After an athlete suffers an injury, often times it is not addressed properly which causes a delayed or incomplete recovery and more time on the sidelines. This can be due to the athlete simply not knowing what to do, ignoring the injury, or getting inadequate medical advice/treatment.

Let’s talk about the 7 biggest mistakes athletes make when they get injured so that you (or your son/daughter) won’t do any of them and can get back to playing as fast (and safely) as possible.

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What Is Your Belief In Health's Potential?

What Is Your Belief In Health's Potential?

If you are ok with JUST dealing with it, you are not realizing your health’s potential. 

It’s our mission here at HealthFit to partner with you to help you get to a place that you have pretty much forgotten about. By working WITH you, we start to work on that mind shift that will allow you to start to envision what life can possibly be like. 

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The Secret To An Amazing Trainer... Patience

The Secret To An Amazing Trainer... Patience

When a client works with a trainer or a coach it is a unique relationship, the very foundation of which requires patience. There is no immediate gratification, it's not like walking into Macy's where you pay and walk out the door with something tangible in your hands.

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The Three Top Reasons You Haven't Made An Appointment At HealthFit Yet...

The Three Top Reasons You Haven't Made An Appointment At HealthFit Yet...

One of the biggest questions we like to ask our clients after they have succeeded in reaching their goals here at HealthFit is, "Why did you wait so long for you to make a decision to make an appointment?"

Here are the three top reasons why: 

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