Blog

Whether it’s at the beach or in a pool, swimming can provide solid cardio with amazing benefits. Millions of people in the US every year enjoy swimming, especially in the peak of summer. Not only is it an effective exercise for weight loss, but it’s also a well-established form of physical therapy for those recovering from injuries. Swimming is also the perfect low-impact exercise for people with arthritis or osteoporosis, as the water’s buoyancy takes pressure off the joints. Although swimming offers many health benefits and is often considered the perfect exercise, it can result in shoulder injuries if you dive in carelessly. One of the most common injuries associated with the sport is shoulder tendonitis, also known as Swimmer’s Shoulder. In this article, we’ll give you some helpful tips to fully enjoy the many benefits of swimming, while minimizing the risk of Swimmer’s Shoulder and other shoulder injuries.

Summer is here. That means school is out, and free time is filled with extracurricular activities, trips, and most importantly, family time. Take advantage of the extra time spent together by setting your family on the road to healthy living. Among pressures to eat better and work out more, it’s important to remember that what may be “healthy” for one family isn’t necessarily the same for another. The goal is to simply encourage a more active and health-conscious lifestyle while keeping the focus on having fun.

Every part of your body is connected. When all parts are working perfectly, the body is a well-oiled machine that helps you bend, move, run, jump, and stretch in remarkable ways. However, a problem in one part of the body can severely limit your movement and make it harder to do the things you love. Accurately diagnosing and properly treating the source of pain can be difficult because the pain you feel in one part of the body may actually be caused by an injury in another. Pain is not always localized, and it’s important to not only understand where you hurt but why you hurt. Your knees are one of the most important junctions in the body. Because they’re connected to so many other injury-prone areas, pain in the knee can often be caused by an injury somewhere else entirely. Below we take a look at the areas most associated with knee pain and how to address pain when it arises.