Having a Strong Core Doesn’t Mean Doing a Lot of Sit Ups!

So I’m sharing some more questions that patients have had for me. This one is concerning Lower Back Pain. Hey Danelle, I know you said I need to strengthen my core, but I do sit ups all the time. So isn’t my back strong? Ummmm…. no! So this is where some basic anatomy becomes useful…

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Answered: How Do I Know When to Use Heat and When to Use Ice?

“Danelle, I always wanted to know – how do I know when to use heat and when to use ice?” So this topic I’ve visited many times in incidents with patients, and by the request of one of my current ones, I’ve decided to give you the answers to the burning questions. When Do I Use…

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How I Decided To Become a PT

In a few days, it will be 2 whole years since I decided to make the jump into private practice and opened my own clinic. It seems such a long time ago , and it’s been a rough and bumpy ride, but it was worth it!! So I wanted to share the story of how…

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Ensure Your Exercise Routine Doesn’t Make You Sick!

Train hard, good results, Train harder, better results? So not exactly… I’ve generally gotten more sedentary in the past few years when I started my solo PT business; previously I took dance classes and performed regularly. As a result, my general cardio and fitness level is not where it used to be. So I find…

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Live in the Now, Plan for the Future!

Gooooooood morning !!!! So we had a few days of escape from winter – and now it’s gone. All too soon for me! But I will wait patiently for it to return as I mourn my absence from Carnival!:) So today I wanted to give you some encouragement about creating better habits and making health…

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Patellofemoral Syndrome – Well What Is It?

If you’ve had weird,  anterior (front of the knee) knee pain that came on without any sort of direct injury, and you went to see an MD, there’s a good chance that you’ve gotten this diagnosis. Patellofemoral syndrome, or Patellofemoral Pain syndrome, is the most common descriptor for non-specific knee pain. It can also leave…

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Shoulder Injuries – Rotator Cuff Strain or Sprain

Rotator cuff strains or sprains is an injury to the group of muscles called the rotator cuff. These 4 muscles – Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis are key in controlling the mechanics of shoulder elevation – or lifting your arm, and are also responsible for the rotation – internal and external of the shoulder…

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Keeping Your Health and Fitness Resolutions in 2017

Happy New Year!! Welcome to the time of the year when people start looking forward and putting things on their wish list that they would like to accomplish. And when it comes to health and exercise, things can go south pretty quickly if not planned well. Most people make their resolutions in January, usually around breaking…

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How Flexible Do I Need to Be to Stay Out of Pain? Part 2

So I was talking to one of my patients recently, and the topic of how flexible she needed to be came up. And  the conversation reminded me that a lot of people misunderstand the concept, and the importance of being flexible. So wanted to talk about it a bit. So her question was – how…

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How Flexible Do I Need to Be to Stay Out of Pain?

So I was talking to one of my patients recently, and the topic of how flexible she needed to be came up. And  the conversation reminded me that a lot of people misunderstand the concept, and the importance of being flexible. So wanted to talk about it a bit. So her question was – how…

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