If you have ever had this question, you are not alone: medical insurance is a confusing topic. With open enrollment period currently in effect, understanding the various aspects of insurance coverage is not only relevant, but crucial.  This article provides a general overview of some of the common questions our patients have about their health…

Living an active and healthy lifestyle surely has its benefits as it promotes a clean and well-balanced living, especially for busy people with jam-packed schedules. While some may find it hard to squeeze in a bit of “me time,” remember that doing so helps you de-stress and relax, things that can easily be overlooked and…

Many people believe strength training is only necessary for those individuals and athletes who want to build muscle mass. However, strength training exercises are essential activities and a well-rounded exercise program that is crucial for everyone irrespective of their age or gender. These exercises are usually ignored by many individuals because of fear of gaining…

The health and fitness industry has become more popular in the 21st century. Some say this is because of people’s effort  to counter the increasing cases of weight-related illnesses such as diabetes, heart diseases, and back pains. Healthcare professionals recommend personal training for those suffering weight-related issues while athletes find personal trainers for skills development….

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS is the pain or discomfort that occurs 24 to 72 hours after a strenuous activity. It usually results from exercise that your body isn’t used to performing. The result is pain, ache, tenderness, and stiffness on or around the muscles affected. The severity varies from individual to individual.  What…

Some swimmers underestimate the importance of warming up before swimming. It’s not surprising as it’s usually tempting to just jump right in. However, there are many reasons taking time to warm up is essential before you dive into the water.   But how many minutes should you take to properly warm up? The intensity of…

Everyone from runners to swimmers, cyclists, and more can feel hamstring tightness from time to time. You may even get a feeling of tightness by simply walking up and down the stairs or sitting in a certain position for a period of time. This feeling can range from being unpleasant and nagging to downright painful…

Patients or individuals recovering from injuries must get into strength training after physical therapy. Engaging in this type of training improves muscular imbalances, coordination, and general health to avoid another trip to your therapist. Strength training should complement physical therapy to reinstate the body’s flexibility, strength, and stability. Programs that complement physical therapy sessions are…

Improving athletic performance is a specific art that is designed to improve weaknesses and to teach how to activate muscles for power, strength, endurance and agility. Everyone is different, every sport is different. Just because a professional athlete does a certain workout, does not mean you should do it too. As humans, we are all…

Ankle sprains are common among both active and sedentary people. Although they are more prevalent among active people such as joggers and those engaged in sports, ankle sprains are rather a complex form of injury. One reason for its complexity is the fact that our ankle joints are composed of many bone pieces joined by…