How We Helped Our Golfer Jim Eliminate His Knee Pain and Hit the Ball Farther

How We Helped Our Golfer Jim Eliminate His Knee Pain and Hit the Ball Farther

Last week was all about getting some tips on decreasing your knee pain so you can get back to exercising again. One of the most challenging things people face in this day and age is inactivity. One of the sports that our clients love best is GOLF!

For them, there is nothing better than the smell of the grass, the calmness of the surroundings and the feeling of hitting a great swing!

If you or a loved one is an avid golfer, how many times have you had to stop because of knee pain? 

Are you tired of an inconsistent swing because of an achy knee or sharp pain every time you push off or follow through?

How many surgeries have you had on your meniscus before deciding this may be too much?

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“Sciatica” Sufferers… Could ‘Stretching’ Be Making Your Injury Worse?

“Sciatica” Sufferers… Could ‘Stretching’ Be Making Your Injury Worse?

“I’ve had sciatica pain in my right leg and piriformis syndrome for 19 months."  

Said a frustrated Sarah (age 47), who injured her back during a ‘boot-camp’ exercise class almost 2 years ago... 

She had been suffering from that deep ‘tooth-ache’ like feeling in her right hip (literally a pain in the butt) which shot down her leg any time she tried to sit down or bend forward. (commonly known as ‘sciatica)

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What To Do If Standing and Walking Make Your Back Pain Worse?

What To Do If Standing and Walking Make Your Back Pain Worse?

"I've been told to sit less, stand and walk more. But why does it still hurt?!”

You may have heard it before..."sitting is the new smoking and too much of it causes back pain." But what if other activities like standing while cooking in the kitchen, walking for longer than 10 minutes, or even trying to do a gentle yoga class might leave you in more pain, and even more frustrated?

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Are You Living With, Or Worried About, Someone Suffering From Chronic Back Pain?

Are You Living With, Or Worried About, Someone Suffering From Chronic Back Pain?

Have you ever been told that back pain is just of those things that comes with your job, family, age, sport and daily stress?

Worse, have you been told by your doctor that you have to accept it, take medication, or rest for weeks on end, because nothing else can be done?

If you or a loved one aged 40+, answered “YES” to any of those questions, and have suffered with back pain for longer than 9 days, then please pay attention to what I’m about to share with you. This could help save your job, independence, mobility, family and everything else you hold dear in your life.

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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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I Have Pain In My Back and Leg... Is This Sciatica?!

I Have Pain In My Back and Leg... Is This Sciatica?!

One of the most annoying and debilitating pain our clients come in for is Sciatica. 

The term Sciatica is more of the description of numbness, tingling, burning and/or weakness which may present itself down your leg. It's even more important to understand that you have to tackle the underlying cause in order to start feeling better. 

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Breathing Can Help My Back Pain?

Breathing Can Help My Back Pain?

The relationship between back pain and core stability are often directly related, but not often discussed together. In discussing the relationship between back pain and core stability the big question is, what is the core? To picture the region of the core, visualize a cylinder. The front of the cylinder is like your abdominals, with four layers of abdominal muscles, and if you go to the back, there you’ll find the back extensors, there are different layers of back extensors. On the bottom of the cylinder is your pelvic floor, and on the top is your diaphragm, which not many people pay attention to.

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The Top 7 Things You Need To Know About Your Pregnancy

The Top 7 Things You Need To Know About Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be an exciting, terrifying and amazing experience. 40 weeks of unknowns can really take a toll on you. We get a lot of questions from our clients so we decided to create the top 7 things you need to know about your pregnancy to better prepare you to bring your little bundle of joy into this world. 

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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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Is Your Purse Giving You Neck, Back And Shoulder Pain?

Is Your Purse Giving You Neck, Back And Shoulder Pain?

If we look at just the average of 4-6 pounds that comes out to being about the weight of a half gallon of milk. If you are out for part of the day or even the majority of the day that weight will eventually wear on you and become challenging. If most people were told they need to carry around a half gallon or sometimes a full gallon of milk all day, most would probably say no way. Some would do it but would likely being in pain or discomfort by the end of the day. 

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