Chronic pain leads many people to avoid physical activity. Pain medication is often relied on or prescribed to help manage pain. This can lead to other significant problems such as dependence. An alternative and effective pain management strategy has is regular exercise. Starting an exercise program, however, can be a whole other kind of pain.
Written by Ashley Pastore, Customer Experience Manager at CORA Physical Therapy A little over a year ago, we were told to “shelter in place” and quarantine. For some of us, these orders felt like being held captive. However, for the more than 54 million Americans suffering with arthritis, this invitation to a sedentary lifestyle might […]
Exercising reduces pain, promotes healing and provides lifelong benefits. It seems like such a simple concept. You work out; you feel better. If that is so easy to understand, then why is it so difficult for most of us to execute? When we are feeling lousy, why don’t we want to get out and move […]
Aging Doesn’t Have to Mean Back Pain The normal process of aging often brings with it an increase in aches, pains, and overall stiffness of the spine. Many people believe that this is an inevitable consequence of getting older, but this isn’t necessarily true. As we age, the condition of the spine changes due to […]
Defying gravity can remove obstacles to exercise Many patients face barriers to exercise, including pain and being overweight. The AlterG Treadmill helps remove these barriers by providing an experience that’s the equivalent of being in water without the resistivity of water or having to wear a bathing suit. Similar in many ways to aquatic therapy, […]