Tag Archives: walking

Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? Try a weighted vest

 Osteopenia or Osteoporosis? Try a weighted vest According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 54 million Americans, mostly women. Millions more Americans are estimated to have osteopenia (low bone mass), putting them at risk for osteoporosis. We typically reach our peak bone mass density around the age of 30 and then spend the rest […]

What can an old pair of sneakers tell us? Plenty….

What can we learn from an old pair of sneakers? Plenty…. Case study: 76 year old female client who is an avid walker presents with long-standing left hip pain. When we looked in to her walking shoes, we saw that she had worn out the insole around the big toe on the left, but not […]

A quick tip to help with Achilles Tendinitis: use a heel lift

  Having pain in your Achilles tendon can be debilitating and very limiting.  I strongly advise you to see your PT for a full bio-mechanical assessment and treatment.  But what can you do now to help?  Just saw a patient with a really sore Achilles’ tendon but she loves to hike and wanted to keep […]

Finally, some good news for those with Fibromyalgia:walking works!

Many of my Fibromyalgia patients have multiple complaints of musculoskeletal pain, especially back and neck pain, that can make even routine daily activities seem daunting.  I just read an encouraging article by a group of Swedish researchers who found that high intensity Nordic walking for 20 minutes twice a week “significantly boosted function without any exacerbation […]

Need a last minute stocking stuffer? How about a Pedometer?

OK,  I know it’s not the most fun gift under the tree, but it would make a great, inexpensive,  gift for you or that special someone to help get them moving!  Remember, it’s all about getting some exercise.  This is what I suggest you do with your new pedometer: wear it with your “normal activity” during the day and […]