Tag Archives: Exercise

Patient Question Friday: What Do You Do For Achilles Tendon Pain?

This question is from Tom, who visits the Valley from New York. He began having Achilles tendon pain when he came here this fall. He was walking a lot, more with more hills than he does at home. He began … Continue reading

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Exercise Iceberg

Last week I posted a picture that I saw posted by Ben Cormack. It was a similar iceberg about diet and health.  Ben kindly made one about exercise that expresses the same thought process. Many people get hung up on “the … Continue reading

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Healthy Habits

  Found this graphic thanks to Ben Cormack today.  Most healthy habits are behaviors are not one magic bullet, but persistent, sustainable changes. Taking small steps consistently in the right direction is what makes us healthier. Unfortunately, the things that … Continue reading

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5 Exercises for Acute Lower Back Pain

Earlier this week I posted about some myths and lower back pain. Here is a link. Acute back pain is recent pain. Pain that is less than a couple months old. A takeaways I like people to understand about acute lower … Continue reading

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Natural Medicine.

When people are recovering from pain or an injury, most people want to know what to do to make things move a bit faster. I like to touch on all aspects of the biopsychosocial aspects of health when we talk … Continue reading

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How Bad Is Not Exercising?

  An interesting article about research into exercise. We know that exercise helps us mentally and physically in all kinds of ways. This research shows how harmful not exercising regularly can be on your heart. Long term issues at higher … Continue reading

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Exercise Past 50?

Recently there was an article going around social media about what exercise you shouldn’t do past 50. I am not going to link it, since it was ridiculous. Telling people we shouldn’t run, dead lift, squat, or do push ups … Continue reading

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20 Reasons To See A PT

    Its fall again here in the mountains. And that means one thing. October is National Physical Therapy Month. Most people have heard of PT’s, but many people think PT is just for rehabbing after surgery. Over the next … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Towel inversion/eversion stretch

Similar to last week’s stretch https://ascentpt.blog/2014/07/02/exercise-of-the-week-towel-ankle-dorsiflexion-stretch/, this is an easy way to improve your ankle range of motion, especially if you are non-weightbearing. Often when you are recovering from a foot or ankle injury or surgery, you will need safe … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Why is exercise good for patients with arthritis?

Research shows that some form of regular exercise is beneficial for people with arthritis, whether in the form of cardiovascular or strength training or both.1,2,3  These benefits include overall pain reduction, improved self-efficacy (a belief in being able to achieve … Continue reading

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