Weight Machines or Free Weights: Which Is Better?

By on November 30th, 2015

The debate over whether weight machines or free weights better help a person achieve fitness is not new. Recently, the trend has been away from weight machines and toward free weights, so it is worth revisiting the benefits and drawbacks of both. Weight machines have several advantages. For one thing, they are easy for the […]

Treating Plantar Fasciitis with a Night Splint

By on November 23rd, 2015

The plantar fascia is a ligament full of fibers that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. More than two million Americans seek treatment each year for the pain and inflammation that result when tiny tears occur in the tissue. When the tears are located at the end of […]

Treadmills: Getting the Best Results

By on November 6th, 2015

If you are new to working out on a treadmill, you will want to make sure that you not only get the best results but that your program is a safe one. Whether you are an avid outdoor runner who wants to transition to the treadmill for indoor exercise or a complete exercise beginner, you […]

Three Rs of Managing the Pain of Fibromyalgia

By on November 5th, 2015

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, leaving those who suffer from it struggling with muscle, tendon and ligament pain, as well as fatigue and tenderness throughout the body, where even gentle pressure triggers discomfort. Fortunately, physical therapy exercises can help manage the pain of this debilitating condition. Part of the role of physical therapy is not […]

Resuming Exercise After Being Bitten by the Flu Bug

By on November 2nd, 2015

Flu season is in full swing, and along with the regular flu, the new H1N1 virus is infecting thousands of people. Influenza can be a serious illness. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, dry cough and a general feeling of exhaustion and sickness. While the fever usually lasts two to […]