Why do muscles get ‘tight’?

A common complaint physical therapists get is that the person they are seeing has ‘tightness’ in an area or areas. This term can be interchanged with ‘stiffness’ and will generally mean the person feels their movement is restricted or feels a constant level of tension even at rest. However, tightness or stiffness is not always… Read More

3 Tips that will help you stick to your exercise program

Have you ever dropped out of an exercise program or stopped doing the exercise recommendations from your healthcare provider? You’re not alone: according to statistics 50% of participants quit exercise programs within the first 6 months. What are the secrets of sticking to an exercise routine and making it a healthy habit that becomes part… Read More

Are your feet causing your back pain?

Navigating the concrete jungle that is our world, our feet rarely get the chance to work how they were designed to work. They are trapped in rigid narrow footwear, traverse hard flat surfaces, and mostly walk in a straight line. The design of the human foot truly is amazing, the 26 bones, 42 muscles, 33… Read More