Winter months in the midwest obviously come with the chance of snow. If you were anywhere near St. Louis the past few days, then you probably experience more than your fair share of snow. Shoveling snow is great physical activity, and can actually be a decent workout on days when you can’t get out to … Read moreBack Safety Tips For Snow Shoveling
Low back pain is can be incredibly painful, and often scary. If something hurts really bad, we assume that it must be a sign that something is really wrong. However, in most cases, low back pain is nothing serious…it just hurts like the dickens. Last post we looked at research showing that just knowing more … Read more7 Facts About Back Pain Every Person Needs To Know
If you read my previous post, you now know that no one type of exercise is better than any other type for recovering from lower back pain. However, adding pain education to an exercise program can further improve results versus just exercise alone. Two recent studies have demonstrated this. In the first one, “De-educate to … Read moreLower back pain: knowledge is power
A recent research study on chronic low back pain sought to find if walking was more effective than other types of exercise for improving pain, disability, quality of life, and beliefs in patients with chronic low back pain. To do this they searched for results from previous randomized controlled trials, which are considered to be … Read moreBest exercise for chronic low back pain?….Just move!
Giving thanks!…. With the holidays coming up, especially Thanksgiving, everyone is talking about gratitude these days. We all know what gratitude is – by definition “the quality of being grateful (or thankful)” – but gratitude has far reaching health effects beyond just giving you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Gratitude has been shown in numerous … Read moreHappy Thanksgiving!
What’s standing in the way of your achieving your ideal health, happiness, and quality of life? I was teaching a course at a conference yesterday, and on the drive home, I had a few hours just to sit, think, and reflect. I was steadily moving along and then suddenly… I hit a traffic jam. As … Read moreAre you moving in the right direction toward optimal health and happiness? Or are you stuck in traffic?
They say time flies when you’re having fun, and so it is true in business as well. Movement 4 Life Physical Therapy is officially 1 year old, and its hard to believe time has gone so fast! As the company passes this milestone, I want to take a moment to thank you, my valuable patients … Read moreCelebrating 1 year of helping St. Louis overcome pain and restore health!
Winter is a time when many people pack on a few pounds. Between holiday parties, cold weather making it harder to get outside and exercise, boredom eating, and a lowered metabolic rate, it’s easy to see why winter weight gain is common. But now that the weather is (FINALLY!) to get warmer, it’s time to … Read moreLooking to lose a few pounds of winter fluff? Now is the time to get outside and get moving!
4 weeks to go until the GO! St. Louis Marathon and Half Marathon! Are you ready? Distance running can be an hazardous sport. You wouldn’t think it would be, but our bodies were not designed to run 13.1 to 26.2 miles at one time, let alone train at high mileage for weeks or months on … Read more60% off running evaluations for the GO! St. Louis Marathon and Half Marathon
Are you considering a total knee replacement? If so, make sure to read this article first. We now have enough information to reasonably predict which patients are at higher risk for having a poor outcome following total knee replacement. Overall, total knee replacement is an incredibly successful surgery, but about 10% of patients are dissatisfied … Read moreThings you need to know BEFORE having a total knee replacement