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Lack of Balance

One in 3 adults over the age of 65 will fall each year and most falls occur at home. Women fall more than men, but men are more likely to die from a fall. Falling is the leading cause of injury death in adults over age 65. Being fearful of falling makes you more likely. . .

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Shoveling Safely to Avoid Back Pain

With winter and snowy weather right around the corner, your friends at Makovicka Physical Therapy want to remind you how to avoid back pain while shoveling. Stop in to any of our 15 convenient clinic locations if you have questions.. . .

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Nagging pain? When should you seek help?

Whether you are just getting started in running, or have been a runner for years, it is not uncommon to have aches and pains. Muscle soreness, joint aches, stiffness and minor pains are common complaints when training. If these symptoms linger or become more intense it could be time to seek out professional help and. . .

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Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Exercising

Goodbye snow, hello sun. When you have spring fever and the weather improves, it is tempting to go outside and start exercising at a high intensity. In order to stay safe and injury free, there are a few things to keep in mind when beginning your new routine. Dress for the weather. Spring time in the. . .

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Foam Rolling-What’s the Buzz?

Foam rolling is a popular and convenient method of self-myofascial release, used to increase myofascial mobility. It is an intervention used in physical therapy, rarely in isolation, but usually as an integral part of a comprehensive program aimed to help people move and function better.  With the proper education, it is fairly easy for a. . .

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The Importance of Good Posture While Working

If you experience neck or back pain, it may not necessarily be something serious, and there may be an easy solution. It could be the way you are sitting while you work! If you sit at a desk and work on the computer for the majority of the day, your posture and workspace layout may. . .

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Overhead Throwing Injuries

Winter conditioning for Spring Sports is in full-swing, and it is not uncommon for athletes to experience pain or discomfort after resuming an exercise or training regimen. We have some tips for baseball or softball players to avoid injuries related to overhead throwing. Common injuries associated with overhead throwing: Low back injuries Muscle strains Overuse. . .

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A Minor Injury Doesn’t Mean You Need To Stop Exercising

The majority of New Years Resolutions that are made involve some effort to get healthier, and for many that means a new exercise routine. A recent study by the University College London determined that it takes 21 days to develop a habit, so if you have stuck with your new exercise routine up to this. . .

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