For the average bike ride, an individual will average 90 revolutions per minute or 5,400 strokes per hour. While biking yields tremendous cardiovascular and physical fitness benefits, the repetitive motion of cycling can lead to wear and tear on the cartilage, ligaments and tendons surrounding one’s joints. The physical therapists of Chiron want to reduce your risk of strains, sprains and injury and keep you riding all season.
Everyone knows that exercise is a part of healthy living but do you consider a stretching routine part of your exercise program or as an afterthought that gets done only if time permits? Since no one ever has enough time, it’s time for you to reconsider how you view stretching and consider adding it to your daily routine whether you exercise or not.
Spring has officially arrived. Golf clubs, gardening tools, bikes, sneakers and other outdoor accessories are being taken off the shelves and dusted off with eager anticipation of warmer weather and longer hours of daylight. But before you jump from the couch to “weekend warrior” mode remember while it is important to be physically active, it is just as important to avoid injuries at the same time.
Poor posture is a direct consequence of a modern lifestyle. A lifestyle in which we sit staring at our computers, mobile devices, gaming devices and televisions for prolonged periods. Poor posture can add years to an individual’s appearance without the slightest hint to the individual.
Transformation is such a powerful, healing and inspiring word. Trans means “above” or “across.” Form refers to your limits, shapes or boundaries.
You know the feeling … Your eyes start to hurt. Your forehead starts to pound. Your neck feels like a big ball of tension. And just like that, you have become part of the “headache club.”
Autumn officially begins today. The leaves will soon begin to turn & the risk of falling will increase as we walk on wet leaves.
A typical work day involves a lot of sitting. This leads to bad posture & lower back pain due to tight hip flexors & shortened hamstrings, but there is hope.
The ligaments surrounding the ankle are surprisingly fragile. The ligaments are able to stretch slightly to accommodate normal movements, but have a limit.
What is a concussion? It is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when trauma to the head and neck cause a vigorous, unnatural impact to the brain.