THE EPIDEMIC Obesity in America has steadily and unfortunately been on the rise. Current studies would indicate that more than 1/3 of adults and 17% of youth are obese, which is standardly measured via body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. To confront this alarming trend, obesity has been increasingly studied over the years.

FACT: Roughly 80% of Americans will experience low back dysfunction in their lifetime. Also true is that approximately 80% of those individuals will experience recurring back pain. That means that about 65% of the population may experience ongoing back pain. There is good news, however. This statistic does not have to be true for you.

INTRO TO PLYO Energy is required to improve our bodies and the systems that work within them. A powerful way to add energy into a rehab program, bridge or workout program is through plyometric training. Plyometrics can also be called plyos, and they consist of powerful and fast movements. Plyos raise the force and speed

It is possible that the mysterious MDT acronym has crossed your path and not meant much to you. We hope it becomes more meaningful after this brief read. MDT is an acronym that represents “mechanical diagnosis and treatment”. It is often referred to in orthopedic physical medicine literature as the “McKenzie Method”. Whereas mechanical pathologies

Orthopedic manipulations have been a medical intervention since 400 BC, in the days of Hippocrates. The word “manipulation” can mean many things in the health care field, some good and some bad. To highlight an example of a good meaning of manipulation, we peer into its essence in physical therapy. This term specifically refers to