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How To Start An Exercise Program If You Haven’t Exercised In A Long Time

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 | 0 comments

There are a lot of articles out there that talk about how to start an exercise program if you are looking to get back to working out. But what about those people who have NEVER worked out? Or better still, what about those people that have serious physical challenges that prohibit certain movements?

In the video below, we are discussing one of our patients who is in need of some hip surgery. The doctors doing the surgery want her to lose weight, and simply sent her on her way. We see this a lot. In this particular case, she has not moved in a very long time, so the last thing she needs to do is attempt any exercise without a plan.

Very often people do too much too soon, and with poor form because they do not know any better. More often than not, they will either make things worse or give up from frustration due to pain. That is why we encourage ANYONE who has been told they need to exercise for whatever reason to come see us FIRST. We will show you what moves you should be doing, how to do them, and when to increase to something more difficult.

Watch this video and let’s all encourage Paula on her journey!

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel so you can see Mark demonstrate different types of beginning movements!

Got questions about our exercises or physical therapy? Just ask Mark by contacting our office!

 

 

Other Muscle Groups That Benefit From Strengthening Your Glutes

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 | 0 comments

We discussed last month why your glute muscles are an important part of your body mechanics. Unfortunately, they are compromised primarily from too much sitting. And that is not the only muscle group that suffers. Most people do not actively work their glute muscles, resulting in gluteal amnesia. When you sit too long, your glute muscles will suffer. This will lead to all sorts of health problems.

Now we are turning our attention to some moves you can do that will help with your shoulders, upper back and your hip mobility.

Listen here for more information from Mark about this condition. We even have some entertainment for you in the beginning!

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel so you can see him demonstrate different types glute strengthening exercises.

Got questions about our exercises or physical therapy? Just ask Mark by contacting our office!

Why Using Your Glute Muscles Is So Important

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Your glute muscles are an important part of your body mechanics. They are compromised primarily from too much sitting. Most people do not actively work their glute muscles, resulting in gluteal amnesia. When you sit too long, your glute muscles will suffer. This will lead to all sorts of health problems.

Listen here for more information from Mark about this condition. And yes – we are zooming in!

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel so you can see him demonstrate different types glute strengthening exercises.

Got questions about our exercises or physical therapy? Just ask Mark by contacting our office!

Range Of Motion Exercises 12 Weeks Post Op Rotator Cuff Surgery

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Range of motion exercises are an important part of recovery from rotator cuff surgery. In this video, Mark explains simple exercises that you can do in a standard doorway, or whatever is comfortable. Watch as he does gentle stretching starting with raising his arm over head while rotating his pelvis, then keeping his arm at chest height while rotating his pelvis, then finally reaching behind.

Important to note: Do NOT force anything. Do NOT increase your pain level, and definitely do NOT do these moves unless your doctor has given approval.

Another thing to note: don’t forget to work your lower half. In this case, Mark is doing body weight squats. There is a carry over affect that will help with your upper body strength as well as get your heart rate going. Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel so you can see him demonstrate different types of body weight squats.

Got questions about range of motion exercises or rotator cuff surgery recovery? Just ask Mark by contacting our office!

Recovery Tips For Rotator Cuff Surgery

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Mark is now eight weeks post-op from rotator cuff surgery. Here, he is explaining some exercises you can do to help improve your range of motion. In the video, he is demonstrating a pulley system that helps with active assist range of motion, as well as passive assist range of motion.

The other exercise he demonstrates is an alternative to the finger tip walking movement that is often prescribed. He has found this puts more stress on the shoulder, so he incorporates a soft ball to use instead to assist you with this exercise.

To see the rest of the tips Mark has given for those of you about to have rotator cuff surgery, please visit our YouTube channel to see all of the videos.

Rotator cuff surgery and injuries can be very complicated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our clinic. Mark is happy to help you!

Tips For Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 | 0 comments

“Physician, Heal Thyself” takes on a whole new meaning now. Mark personally had rotator cuff surgery and now has new insight and appreciation for what his patients go through. Mark wants to share some helpful do’s and don’ts that will help you as your recover including:

How the first six weeks are the most critical – take your time and follow your physician’s advice.

Learn the different types of range of motion which include:

  • Passive range of motion means someone is moving your joint FOR YOU – without your assistance. You offer no help.
  • Active assist range of motion means using a pulley or tool that helps you move the joint.
  • Active range of motion means you can move it on your own without assistance.

Rotator cuff surgery and injuries can be very complicated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our clinic. Mark is happy to help you!