Should I Work Out With Lower Back Pain?

Exercise provides a variety of benefits for both physical and emotional health. However, if you've been experiencing pain and want to work out, it’s natural to wonder if doing so would only worsen the condition.  The good news is that you can actually do particular exercises that can help ease lower back pain. There is no need to stop working out when back pain is causing a problem, but it is important to choose exercises that can lessen the problem instead of worsen it. Exercising to Ease (read more...)

Back Pain and Running

Back pain and running seem to go hand in hand for many runners. Whether you’re just starting out or an overzealous veteran, you can find yourself a victim of back pain. Just like with all exercises, running can be an excellent way to lose weight and increase cardiac function. But running needs to be done in a proper way to decrease risk of injury. Back Pain Causes for Runners Over-striding: This can occur when someone takes steps that are simply too big for one’s size. These bigger steps (read more...)

Kinesio Tape: A Sticky Subject

Kinesio Tape: A Sticky Subject A lot of people have been asking me about Kinesio Tape, especially since interest in it spiked during the recent Olympic Games. The world’s best athletes were seen with colorful tape on various parts of their bodies, sometimes in interesting shapes and designs. I’d like to set the record straight and share my experience with it. What is Kinesio Tape? Kinesio Tape is the most prevalent and popular brand of what we call “elastic therapeutic tape.” With a (read more...)