Build a Stronger Back

Back pain affects over 31 million Americans and is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. Back pain takes the fun out of life.  But don’t worry, we’ve got your back – back health that is! 

In order to keep your body healthy and your muscles and joints flexible and pain-free, try these soft-tissue exercises. These can be done with a lacrosse ball or another rubber ball on the wall.  Nourish your muscles so you can get back to doing the things you love. 

In order to build a stronger back, you have to keep your muscles loose. Try these exercises to increase circulation.  Massage each tight muscle for 1-2 minutes focusing pressure on the tender spots.

If you are experiencing back pain now, call today to be seen within one week for an evaluation.  Our PTs can get you started on a treatment plan quickly, so you can eliminate your pain and get back to the activities you enjoy.

Heat Prevention Tips

The blisteringly hot temperatures of summer are hard on all of us, but especially for those working and exercising outdoors. It can get dangerously hot so it is important to take precautions to keep yourself safe.  Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to help prevent you from heat illness:

What NOT to do before working in the heat

  • Eat large meals before going out in the heat: This may cause an upset stomach and contribute to heat illness.
  • Drink caffeine, sugary drinks, and alcoholic beverages. All of these drinks cause the body to lose water and increase risk for heat related illnesses.

What you SHOULD do before working in the heat

  • Hydrate the night before. Doing so will lessen your chance for heat illness the next day.
  • Pay attention to your urine color: If it appears yellow or darker, you are in need of more water.
  • Apply sunscreen.

For more articles on heat management, visit:

Tips for Safely Exercising in the Heat

Heat Stroke: Facts and Stats

Signs of Heat Exhaustion