Tag Archives: Exercise

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.wordpress.com/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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Exercise of the week: Sitting adductor stretch (butterfly position)

This week’s exercise is a hip stretch for the internal rotators and adductors of the hip. To determine if you have adequate internal rotation, see this post from a few weeks ago https://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/exercise-of-the-week-prone-hip-internal-rotation-stretch/. For the sitting adductor stretch, sit with … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Prone hip extension stretch

Adequate hip extension is critical to normal function as well as most athletic activities. Hip extension means the movement of the upper leg relative to the pelvis in a posterior (backwards) direction. Normal hip extension is ~10 degrees from parallel … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Crossover hip stretch

This is a position that stretches the hip abductors and external rotators, as well as provides a stretch in the lumbar region. You can emphasize different areas depending on where you allow yourself to move the most. Lay on your … Continue reading

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