Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries. Unfortunately, due to the lack of awareness or simple disinterest (or both), backpacks...
Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

It turns out our furry friends have more to offer us than companionship and unconditional love.  Based on multiple studies, dog owners are generally healthier and more likely to meet national fitness benchmarks than non-owners.  How likely? According to the American...
Lower-back pain? Could be your hips.

Lower-back pain? Could be your hips.

It’s well established that about eight in 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And while the causes of such pain often vary, say physical therapists and other medical professionals say that increasingly, in a world that...
Parent Tips: Raise Active & Healthy Kids

Parent Tips: Raise Active & Healthy Kids

With child obesity still an epidemic in the U.S. and reams of research showing both the immediate and long-term benefits of youth exercise, it’s the duty of parents today to make movement and activity a part of kids’ lifestyles, physical therapist and other movement...