The Plantar Fasciitis Fix

Plantar Fasciitis can be a pain.  Physical therapy can help give your plantar fascia pain the boot.  Here are five simple and easy tips used by the pros to help kick your plantar fasciitis to the curb. 1.) Stretch Use moist heat on the affected area for up to 5 mins prior to stretching.  Hold…

Be in the Know, and Slow the Woe of Vertigo

The most common type of dizziness or spinning sensation, according to WebMD, is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or  BPPV (for short).  It effects over 200,000 people in the US every year.  BPPV is caused when small crystal like particles in your ear are out of their normal location. This type of vertigo is triggered…

Simple Movement Tests Can Predict Health

The American Heart Association encourages people to “know theirnumbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing that moving properly is also important for health.Walking speed has been called the “sixth vital sign” in medical literature recently. Like blood pressure or heart rate, it is quick and easy…