The Dangers of a Snowboarder’s Ankle Misdiagnosis

Are you an avid athlete or just a person who likes to keep fit? Chances are you may be one of the 3 million people who annually check into the emergency room for foot or ankle injuries. With symptoms of … Continue reading

3 Foam Rolling Exercises for Preventing Running Injuries

Runners are a unique bunch. They actually enjoy running…something most of us have dreaded since we had to run a mile in middle school. Because they’re always hitting the pavement, they’re often at a higher risk for IT Band Syndrome, … Continue reading

Strength Training Exercises to Perform with a BLACKROLL®

Did you know foam rollers are super-versatile piece of equipment? Along with providing a great form of self-myofascial release (SME) or self-massage, their round, unstable design makes them an essential tool for challenging your balance and increasing strength. Our partner, … Continue reading

Using HipTrac™ to Treat Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis

Have you ever started to feel pain or swelling in your hips? You may have hip osteoarthritis. This occurs when your joints inflame in the hip area and cartilage tissue is broken down. A recent study found that manual, long-axis … Continue reading

Do’s and Don’ts at the Gym

Many people start off the New Year by joining a gym. Many drop off after a few weeks. If you’re regularly going to the gym, congratulations. It is not easy to make exercise a habit, especially when there are other … Continue reading

Don’t text and exercise

You know how you shouldn’t text and drive? Well, one researcher found that you shouldn’t text and exercise either. A study performed by Dr. Michael Rebold, Ph.D., assistant professor of integrative exercise science at Hiram College, and researchers from Bloomsburg … Continue reading

Exercises to strengthen fingers

As we discussed earlier this week, strong fingers and pinch strength are important for many everyday tasks, however, it can weaken due to disease, injury, or with age. This can make even the simplest of tasks, a nightmare. Below we’ve … Continue reading

How to evaluate pinch strength using a mechanical pinch gauge

A weak pinch grip isn’t something that many individuals are concerned with in their day to day lives. Only when these individuals find difficulty in performing simple tasks like zippering up their jacket or holding a book, they realize something … Continue reading

Exercises for Developing Grip Strength

Here is the scenario: you’re struggling to open a jar and then give it to someone else. That individual is able to open the jar easily. What gives?! Chances are, grip strength has something to do with the reason you … Continue reading

Top Fitness Trends to Watch in 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 promises to be an exciting year for many reasons. We are particularly interested in the top fitness trends that this year promises to bring. For 11 years, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) predicts the … Continue reading