Injuries and chronic disease have one thing in common. Inflammation. In fact, any time your hear a word that ends with "itis", such as arthritis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis - means there is inflammation somewhere in the body. In terms of injury, in the first phases, inflammation is actually a good thing as it aids in recovery, but if that inflammation becomes … Continue reading Recovering from an injury? The top foods you SHOULD be eating to speed up the healing process.
What do pullups, push-ups, burpees, mountain climbers, renegade rows, tricep dips, straight arm planks, flow yoga, all have in common? They are exercises I can no longer do. I used to love doing these exercises….alot! I really miss burpees, push-ups, dips & flow yoga the most. Nothing like a good down-dog! Unfortunately, osteoarthritis in my … Continue reading Suffering from Chronic pain or Injuries? 6 Strategies to keep you in the Fitness game.
If you've ever suffered from neck or back pain, you know how miserable it is. Back in 2007, I had the worst back pain I had ever had, and it lasted for almost 2 months! Getting out of bed was excruciating, I couldn't pick up anything off of the floor, I had to sit … Continue reading Tired of neck and low back pain? Kettlebell Swings Can Help!
Because I work in a Physical Therapy Clinic, Spooner Physical Therapy, I work with a lot of post rehab clients with knee pain. One of the best ways to keep your knees strong is probably not what you think. They key to keeping your knees strong is to keep your butt strong!!! I found … Continue reading A Strong Butt equals healthy Knees