THE KINETIC LIFE BLOG

Take Steps to Avoid Sprained Ankles

With basketball season in full swing and winter weather affecting large areas of the country, it’s peak season for ankle sprains, one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in the US, yet incidents of ankle sprains can be minimized through simple strength, balance and flexibility exercises.

Avoid 'Text Neck' Injury with better smartphone posture

In so many ways, our smartphones make elements of our lives easier and more convenient, putting the world at our fingertips at a moment’s notice. But as we turn to our phones more often to connect, learn about the world, and simply occupy downtime, I must warn you that these technological tools have a downside.

PT Helps Prevent ACL Injuries

If you’re even a casual sports fan you’re likely very familiar with the dreaded ACL tear that will end an athlete’s season. But what if there was a program that you could take part in that would help lower your chances of serious injury? A physical therapist might not be your first thought of someone to call for help, but we’re leading the charge on ACL injury prevention.

Get Rid of Those Tension Headaches for Good

Do you ever find that you have frequent headaches when you get stressed? Have you ever wondered why this happens? Tension headaches are typically the type of headaches that occur with stress. The pain from these headaches is frequently felt in the back and/or sides of the head, often spreading to the eye. Most people treat this type of pain with medication, but is this the best solution to address the underlying problem? One of the most prevalent contributing factors to stress or tension headaches is

Exercise Without Hurting Your Joints

"You need to exercise and lose 10lbs."  This is often the dreaded feedback from medical practitioners to people who have pain in their joints.  Whether it is in the knees, hips, ankle, back or shoulder, none of us really want to exercise through pain.  If you think about it, this makes perfect sense anyway.

7 Myths About Physical Therapy

People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a physical therapist.

5 Ways to Get Healthy and Stay that Way

Did your New Years resolution have you making donations to your health club last year?  Have you made a New Year’s resolution yet for this year? Well guess what?  Three out of the top ten most common New Year’s Resolutions are regarding health, weight loss, and exercise.  Unfortunately, these well-meaning goals are often broken after a few months

The Right Way to Squat

Several times I have seen athletes, bodybuilders, military personnel, and even the weekend warriors for injuries related to one of the most popular exercises in the gym… The Squat!!! With so many variations on how different people do the squat, one must ask, “What is the correct way to do it?

Take Steps to Avoid Sprained Ankles

With basketball season in full swing and winter weather affecting large areas of the country, it’s peak season for ankle sprains, one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in the US, yet incidents of ankle sprains can be minimized through simple strength, balance and flexibility exercises.

Avoid 'Text Neck' Injury with better smartphone posture

In so many ways, our smartphones make elements of our lives easier and more convenient, putting the world at our fingertips at a moment’s notice. But as we turn to our phones more often to connect, learn about the world, and simply occupy downtime, I must warn you that these technological tools have a downside.

PT Helps Prevent ACL Injuries

If you’re even a casual sports fan you’re likely very familiar with the dreaded ACL tear that will end an athlete’s season. But what if there was a program that you could take part in that would help lower your chances of serious injury? A physical therapist might not be your first thought of someone to call for help, but we’re leading the charge on ACL injury prevention.

Get Rid of Those Tension Headaches for Good

Do you ever find that you have frequent headaches when you get stressed? Have you ever wondered why this happens? Tension headaches are typically the type of headaches that occur with stress. The pain from these headaches is frequently felt in the back and/or sides of the head, often spreading to the eye. Most people treat this type of pain with medication, but is this the best solution to address the underlying problem? One of the most prevalent contributing factors to stress or tension headaches is

Exercise Without Hurting Your Joints

"You need to exercise and lose 10lbs."  This is often the dreaded feedback from medical practitioners to people who have pain in their joints.  Whether it is in the knees, hips, ankle, back or shoulder, none of us really want to exercise through pain.  If you think about it, this makes perfect sense anyway.

7 Myths About Physical Therapy

People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a physical therapist.

5 Ways to Get Healthy and Stay that Way

Did your New Years resolution have you making donations to your health club last year?  Have you made a New Year’s resolution yet for this year? Well guess what?  Three out of the top ten most common New Year’s Resolutions are regarding health, weight loss, and exercise.  Unfortunately, these well-meaning goals are often broken after a few months

The Right Way to Squat

Several times I have seen athletes, bodybuilders, military personnel, and even the weekend warriors for injuries related to one of the most popular exercises in the gym… The Squat!!! With so many variations on how different people do the squat, one must ask, “What is the correct way to do it?