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  • Is that pain post-exercise soreness or an injury?

    Is that pain post-exercise soreness or an injury?

    For exercise to be effective, the body must be taken out of its comfort zone by varying the intensity or duration of exercise, or trying novel activities that the individual is not used to.  Challenging yourself through exercise in this way can often be uncomfortable and it’s important to be able to recognize the difference

  • Does Cupping Therapy Really Work

    Does Cupping Therapy Really Work

    If you have watched the past Rio Olympics, you may have noticed several large, circular bruises on the arms and back of gold medalist, Michael Phelps. Your initial thought may be that those bruises were caused by Phelps intense training. However, what you are actually seeing are the effects of cupping therapy, an intentional form

  • Tips for Safer Summer Exercise

    Tips for Safer Summer Exercise

    The warm weather and beautiful skies make it inviting for a outdoor workout. Some experts even say that heat acclimation through the means of training outdoors may enable one’s fitness level to increase. This type of training also enables athletes to function better in cooler environments because the body is more equip to adapt to

  • Is Pokémon Go Exercise?

    Is Pokémon Go Exercise?

    The cell phone app, “Pokémon Go” has become the newest craze, transforming the traditional card game into a virtual experience that people of all ages can play, but is Pokémon Go exercise?  If this app is getting people up and moving instead of sitting on the couch watching TV then of course it is.   The

  • Pain medication versus physical therapy

    Pain medication versus physical therapy

    The use, overuse, and outright abuse of opiate pain medications in the United States continues to rise.  Many of us know of someone who has become addicted to such meds.  The local and national news reports daily on stories of overdose death, or crimes committed in an attempt to acquire more pain pills (i.e., pharmacy

  • Are Your Athletes Fit Enough?

    Are Your Athletes Fit Enough?

    The number of youths participating in organized sports has never been higher, but how many of these athletes are actually physically fit enough to compete successfully?  How many are fit enough to participate in sports at a high level and still have fun? Most importantly, how many are fit enough to stay healthy and avoid

  • Fruit Sugar or Table Sugar

    Fruit Sugar or Table Sugar

    Don’t be afraid of the sugar in fruit (aka – fructose). Research has shown that even though fruits contain sugar in the form of fructose, it affects our body differently than the industrial forms of sugar, such as table sugar, and high fructose corn syrup (the type used in the pre-packaged and processed foods commonly

  • Reduce Female Knee Injuries with Sportsmetrics™

    Reduce Female Knee Injuries with Sportsmetrics™

    Physical Solutions has become a Certified Clinical Site for Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center’s nationally acclaimed Sportsmetrics™ program designed to reduce female knee injuries. What is Sportsmetrics™? Created under the direction of internationally-renowned orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, Frank R. Noyes, M.D., Sportsmetrics™ is the first training program scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in female

  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total Knee Replacement

    Total Knee Replacement (TKR), or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the weight bearing surfaces of the knee are replaced.  Total knee replacement surgery is typically performed to relieve the pain and disability associated with joint degeneration (most commonly from osteoarthritis) that is associated with weight bearing activities such as standing, walking, and

  • Little Leaguers Elbow

    Little Leaguers Elbow

    It’s springtime.  Time for pitchers and catchers.  If your child is one of the more than 2 million kids participating in little league this year, then did you know that he or she has a 20-25% chance of developing symptomatic elbow pain?  You may want to read on. The term little leaguers elbow refers to