The At-Home Body Balance Fitness Guide

At Home Fitness Guide

Like never before, Americans and others throughout the world are being asked to do something that not many of us like to do: STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.  According to the New York Times, “at least 200 million people in 21 states, 47 counties, and 14 cities are being urged to stay home.” For many of us who like … Read More

A Message from Body Balance Physical Therapy

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As the concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  intensify, we thought it would be helpful to share what Body Balance Physical Therapy is or has been doing to make your therapy appointment as safe as possible.  WE are taking appropriate steps to guard against this and other potential illnesses. The first step we took was to educate our workforce … Read More

Tendinitis: When to See a Physical Therapist

When a sports season is in full swing, the last thing any athlete wants is an injury that will take them out of their game for weeks or even months. Some people experience more serious injuries such as sprains or tears, but the most common sports injury we see at our clinic is tendinitis. With an injury such as tendinitis, … Read More

Post-Op Recovery: What You Need to Know.

While a surgical procedure is often necessary to correct a serious health problem, your body reacts to surgery as if it were an injury. This means that during your recovery period, you can experience a great deal of pain, swelling, muscle weakness, or even loss of mobility. Although everyone loves to have an excuse to spend a few days (or … Read More

Overcoming Muscle Weakness and Balance Problems

A common complaint that sends people to physical therapy is muscle weakness or lack of balance, which can greatly increase your risk of falling. The cause of these issues is often tied to events such as an extended hospital stay, injury, physical inactivity, or even a neurological condition such as stroke or Alzheimer’s disease. Why does my body have trouble … Read More

5 Great Core Exercises

Just like any building requires a strong foundation, our bodies require a strong, efficient core to let us move appropriately! Having a strong core is more than just having a six pack. Your core muscles include not only all four layers of the abdominal muscles, but also the glutes, small muscles along the spine (called local stabilizers), and even the … Read More

10 Easy and Effective Stretches

Muscles in the body that become too tight can cause a lot of pain! Sometimes a simple stretch can do the trick to give those muscles a good stretch and help them relax. Check out these stretches for muscles all over the body that are easy to do and can help alleviate your pain! 1. Piriformis Stretch The piriformis muscle … Read More

Secrets To A Robust Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life, watching the weeks pass, waiting for those magical golden years.  Now that it’s here, are you finding that physical limitations are keeping you from the retirement you’ve always dreamed of, including… Traveling to new places? Keeping up with the grandchildren? Fly fishing in your secret spot? Woodworking in a well stocked shop? Lowering your … Read More

4 Simple Post Pregnancy Exercises

Having a baby changes your body!  Abdominal muscles stretch!  Back muscles tighten!  The pelvic floor weakens under the weight of the baby!  Here are 4 simple post pregnancy exercises to improve strength, stability and coordination. Level 1:  Mini Bridge Lie on your back with your knees bent. Raise your hips slightly off the floor for 5 seconds. Lower your hips … Read More

Beginning Runners Can Experience Back Pain!

    Exercise is great, right?  And running is a free, easy way to be more active.  But in some circumstances, beginning runners can experience back pain! A study at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center found that runners with weak deep core muscles end up relying on their superficial muscles. Ajit Chaudhari, associate professor of physical therapy and biomedical … Read More