MICROBREAKS - Saving muscles from overuse

Cornerstone Physical Therapy & Wellness - Sunday, July 08, 2018

Muscular pain is one of the most common pathologies of today's society. Muscle pain occurs as joints degenerate over time and become arthritic. It is associated with nearly every musculoskeletal injury and is responsible for most of the dull and achy pains felt throughout the body that "happen for no reason". With a steady rise in desk jobs, time spent on devices (computers, cell phones, tablets, etc.), we are seeing more and more patients with muscle related pain in physical therapy. Even doing household chores like vacuuming, folding laundry, hanging clothes, and unloading groceries from your car can create muscle pain. Although there are many things that happen in life that cannot be controlled, there is still much that can be done to minimize and prevent muscle pain due to overuse injuries, posture, and repetitive movements.  Read More

Sports Injury Prevention

Cornerstone Physical Therapy & Wellness - Monday, April 02, 2018

Every afternoon I cover athletic programs for a local high school with the main purpose being injury prevention. Coaches, athletes and especially parents benefit from having access to information that can keep their kids healthy, safe and on the field having fun. Unfortunately for young athletes, injuries are bound to happen, at least that’s what the statistics tell us. For the sake of trying to curve the statistics and keep kids playing the sports they love, let’s go over some tips for preventing injuries before they happen.  Read More

Pelvic Floor Discussion

Cornerstone Physical Therapy & Wellness - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

In today’s world, any condition within the pelvis especially about bowels, bladder, or sexual organs has become a very sensitive and uncomfortable topic to discuss medically. Patients tend to ignore or avoid discussing any issues with their medical providers that involve using the bathroom or difficulty during intimate relations. The unstated fact of pelvic health is that a pelvic condition or disorder is actually very common in men and women of all age groups. A study, by Harris Interactive and published in Urologic Nursing, found that 32% of Americans between the ages of 30-70 have urinary difficulty (Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, 2017). Also, according to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 17% of men have experienced some sort of pelvic floor dysfunction (Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, 2017). This population needs to feel comfortable talking about these things and get the diagnosis and treatment they deserve because the majority of cases are treatable. Physical therapy can diagnose and treat these conditions. So…. Let’s talk about the pelvic floor.  Read More

How to Return to Golf Safely after a Back Injury

Cornerstone Physical Therapy & Wellness - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Injuries of the lower spine are very common in both the amateur and professional golfer. The golf swing creates a tremendous amount of stress and torque on the lumbar spine. Back pain plays havoc with our golf game. It does not allow us the flexibility or strength to maintain a proper golf swing. Even some of the most famous golfers deal with back pain and have had to have extensive physical therapy or even surgery to help get rid of their pain. You might recognize some of these professionals with a history of back problems: Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Fred Couples and Tiger Woods just to name a few. In the following article we will talk about common causes of back pain and how to safely return to golf after back injury or surgery.  Read More

The Debate of Walking vs. Riding during a Golf Round

Cornerstone Physical Therapy & Wellness - Thursday, June 29, 2017

The game of golf began in Scotland as early as 1457 and by 1744 the first rules of golf were established. The first golf cart was introduced in the 1930’s but, the golf cart did not become popular on golf courses until the 1960’s. For almost two hundred years, walking was the only way to play a round of golf. In this article, I will outline several of the benefits of walking the golf course versus riding in a golf cart including, benefits to your health, benefits to your golf game, and social advantages.  Read More

How Improved Flexibility can Improve Your Golf Game

Cornerstone Physical Therapy & Wellness - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Are you a golfer that is stiff every morning when you first get out of bed? Do you avoid the 7 A.M. tee time because you feel stiff? By introducing a few simple stretches into your exercise routine, you can increase your power, improve your consistency, and decrease your risk of injury. Flexibility is just one component in making your golf swing more efficient. Other components include balance, strength and coordination. In this article we will discuss how flexibility will not only make you a better golfer, but also a more consistent one.  Read More

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