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Got back pain? You’re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Let that sink in. With such great odds that you—or someone close to you—will one day become a statistic, wouldn’t it make sense to arm yourself with knowledge and preventive strategies? Physical therapy is a good place to start. By performing a thorough evaluation, a physical therapist can identify the muscular, postural and skeletal limitations ...
Posted on 2018-11-27
Brrr...it's getting cold out there but you still want to train in the outdoors with the fresh air. It can be challenging to be fully prepared for exercising in cold conditions. Following these tips may help ensure a safe and fun workout in a challenging environment! 1) DRESS APPROPRIATELY Layering your clothes becomes very important in protecting your body from different elements. Cover your skin to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. This becomes crucial when the temperature drops below 30-deg...
Posted on 2018-11-15
Meet Nate! He is a college student at Creighton University with big plans and goals for the future but like many people, throughout his life he has sturggled with aches and pain. Lets start from the begnning... Nate was attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln when he met fellow student Justin Blatchford (who is now one of our physcial therapists). They were both students involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. When asked how they met, Nate answerd, "Justin's a nerd that loves ...
Posted on 2018-10-31
You know exercise is important to your health. It helps you feel better physically, gives you energy, and helps you deal with the stress of your busy life.   But what do you do when life gets too busy to take an exercise class, go for a run, or get to the gym?  It’s easy to start skipping exercise when life gets busy, but that leads to less energy, and aches and pains cropping up. This makes you feel like exercising even less, and leads to a downward spiral. That means tha...
Posted on 2018-10-26
Childhood and young adulthood are the prime bone-building years. As children grow, their bone mass increases until it reaches their peak bone mass (PBM). According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, up to 90 percent of PBM is acquired by age 18 in girls and age 20 in boys, which makes youth the best time to build strong and healthy bones! Daily exercise is extremely effective at increasing PBM in youth and young adults. The Department of Health and Human Services has developed guidelin...
Posted on 2018-10-22
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