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Top 5 Reasons why A Back Brace will Ruin Your Back

Top 5 Reasons why A Back Brace will Ruin Your Back

You’ve googled exercises. You’ve searched late at night for the best back brace. You even bought one or two that helped for a bit, but then your back actually became more problematic. We get it. Unfortunately the quick fix often leads you down a much longer, frustrating, costly and painful path.   Here are the

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My herniated disc was confirmed by an MRI and I received physical therapy. Are there no benefits in doing abdominal exercises?

My herniated disc was confirmed by an MRI and I received physical therapy. Are there no benefits in doing abdominal exercises?

Sorry to hear of your issues and potentially that your PT routine is not yielding the results you need for your herniated disc. There certainly are incredible benefits in doing abdominal exercises. However, it is critical that you are doing the right ones for you based on your current situation, body type, flexibility, strength, etc.

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How long should I give the physical therapy exercises before I give up? It all seems geared toward the elderly and my back isn’t getting better.

How long should I give the physical therapy exercises before I give up? It all seems geared toward the elderly and my back isn’t getting better.

According to the Mayo Clinic, roughly 3 million people in the U.S. are affected with back pain. It is a very common complaint amongst not only older adults, but also with working professionals and younger population. Evidence in research shows that most people with acute low back pain regain mobility quickly within the first 2-4

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Is physical therapy helpful for sciatica?

Is physical therapy helpful for sciatica?

‘Sciatica’ is often a common term used for any kind of radiating pain into the leg and or the buttock region. When you get assessed by a Physical Therapist who is primarily a movement specialist, they can firstly help you determine if it is actually sciatica or if the source of your pain is something

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Can physiotherapy be used for preventative purposes to prevent injury from happening in the first place or is it only used to address conditions/injuries that have already happened?

Can physiotherapy be used for preventative purposes to prevent injury from happening in the first place or is it only used to address conditions/injuries that have already happened?

Great question!! Physical therapists/physiotherapists are ‘movement specialists’. That being said to answer your question, yes physical therapy can be effective in preventing injuries from happening in the first place. Formal evaluation by a licensed physical therapist can help identify faulty mechanics and train those...

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Why is it that toddlers bend over to pick stuff up with perfect squatting form? They always bend at the knees and have straight backs.

Why is it that toddlers bend over to pick stuff up with perfect squatting form? They always bend at the knees and have straight backs.

Interesting isn’t it?! Great job observing this. It’s fantastic you know what good posture and movement patterns look like to identify this! The cause here is that as we develop, our brain overpowers natural instinct so we do what’s easiest and quickest. Unfortunately, we don’t realize that over time, these shortcuts we take have a

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Why Googling Solutions for Low Back Pain is Futile

Why Googling Solutions for Low Back Pain is Futile

by Lee H. Kole, PT You wouldn’t take your car into the shop and just tell them to “fix it” without letting them know what the issues or sounds were. You wouldn’t walk into a barber shop or hair salon and just say “cut it”. Why would you google random exercises for how to solve

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