Fortunately, there are alternatives to those clunky machines at the gym. I will discuss common exercise equipment that can be avoided and more functional alternatives that you can do with or without a gym membership.
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About Franco Calabrese
Franco Calabrese received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Franco spent four years in Finance as a futures trader. An avid sports fan and athlete from a young age, Franco has first-hand knowledge of how maintaining an active lifestyle can impact the body. He understands how a well-rounded, disciplined and hands-on approach can help in achieving a balanced and strong foundation in all areas from every day activities to competitive sports.
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While surgery used to be the primary course of treatment, research suggests that surgery is no longer the only viable option. In fact, recent studies suggest that physical therapy and exercise can be very effective in treating low back pain.
Clinically, biceps tendonitis patients will be present with a rounded shoulder posture that will decrease the available space for the humeral head (upper arm bone) to move within the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint. This can create friction along the biceps tendon, which can be irritated by repetitive movements (throwing a baseball or performing an overhead press).
Iliotibial band syndrome is a common injury among runners, cyclists and other athletes that involves the outer portion of the knee joint. The IT band is a thickening of fascia that begins near the hip joint.
Chronic pain in its simplest definition is discomfort that persists for longer than 3 months. Chronic pain can refer to symptoms lasting longer than the normal projected healing time.
One overlooked injury that tends to occur more often, especially with football players, is the injury known as turf toe.
The impact of sleep deprivation can have a huge significance on your health.
In the summer, many of us find ourselves participating in outdoor activities. Here are some helpful tips to make sure your body gets enough water as temperatures continue to rise.