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Exercises for Sciatica. Picture of a young caucasian female sitting at a desk and holding her lower back as if in pain.

Exercises for Sciatica

Irritation of the sciatic nerve causes sciatic pain. The pain typically starts from the lower back and goes down to the knee. Usually, sciatica affects only one buttock and leg: it is rare that both legs experience pain. This pain is usually constant and may come with weakness and numbness in the affected areas. A […]

Bad Habits for Joint Health. Picture of 2 young Hispanic females exercising.

Bad Habits for Joint Health

When it comes to joint pain, we can sometimes be our own worst enemies. Our daily habits can wreak havoc on our joints. Below, are some habits that can lead to bad joint health. Our daily habits can play a big role in our overall health. It’s important to be able to identify problem habits […]

Exercise Helps Prevent Lower Back Pain. Picture of a caucasian female exercising with a caucasian female physical therapist.

Exercise Helps Prevent Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost 8 in 10 U.S. citizens will experience back problems at some point in their lifetimes. One group of researchers found a simple solution for protecting yourself.1 Researchers examined a total of 16 studies to find correlations. There were over 4,600 participants across all studies. […]

Tips to Encourage Physical Therapy at Home. Picture of an Asian female holding a lightweight barbell.

Tips to Encourage Physical Therapy at Home

Most physical therapy and rehabilitation programs have patients do exercises at home as part of the recovery and long-term maintenance. Adherence to home exercise in rehabilitation is a significant problem, with estimates of nonadherence as high as 50%, potentially having a detrimental effect on clinical outcomes.1 It’s important to stay on top of home exercises, […]