Low back pain (LBP) and/or injury inhibit specific muscles that support and stabilize the spine and pelvis. Lumbar stabilization is the remedy for dysfunctional musculature of the spine and pelvis incriminated in recurrent LBP and/or injury.
On a recent bus ride to an Eagles game I asked my friend Dr. Gregory Cali, a local pulmonologist, (lung doctor) to help me with an article on exercise-induced asthma. The topic was chosen in response to an email question from a concerned mother of an athlete with asthma.
The American Cancer Society has designated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to increase public awareness about the facts about colon cancer. It is preventable, treatable and has a high survival rate.
A question I am frequently asked is, “Do you think I have carpal tunnel syndrome?” Over the past 10-15 years, carpal tunnel syndrome has moved to the forefront in medicine and has become water cooler conversation. So what is carpal tunnel syndrome and how is it treated?
Each year at this time, dozens of runners preparing for the Steamtown Marathon come to my office with severe shin pain known as shin splints. Unfortunately, in many of these athletes, this problem can lead to a much more severe and advanced problem with shin splints called a stress fracture. Some very good athletes have been hindered by this problem.
Judging by my email inquiries on this topic, it is fairly safe to say that most readers of this column either directly or indirectly know of someone who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS has been a part of my life as a physical therapist, friend, and relative of some very incredible people and their families, […]
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease. While it may lay dormant and stable for a period of time, living a healthy lifestyle will make a positive contribution toward how you and your family live with MS. Studies show that a life of family love and support are essential to maintain a positive attitude with a […]