“The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot” -Michael Shulter If you – like millions of Americans – experience chronic low-back pain or pain that shoots down the buttocks while bending forward or exercising, you may have what is known as a herniated disc. Exercising with a herniated disc can…

It sounds like a new water sport, but swimmers can use these special tools to improve performance and recovery in and out of the water. Taking care of your body doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does have to be accurate and consistent, and with the proper tools and know-how from a professional, you…

Muscle tightness and restricted lower extremity range of motion (ROM) are common in active individuals and athletics. A number of studies have shown that reduced hip and knee range of motion increases the risk of thigh muscle injuries in sports involving sprinting. At COR, Santa Clara Physical Therapy, we’ve seen poor hip and knee range of…

With every athlete I work with hear the same concern: “If I add muscle will I lose flexibility?” Often I reply with a stern long winded answer, about different types of muscle contractions, but most would prefer a simple “No”. For those who want a more detailed answer, this recent study is for you! Despite popular…

Anecdotally, we all know men are much stiffer than women. I mean you’re your dad or husband or even your 11-year-old boy bend over and touch their toes…they aren’t going far! Unfortunately, we don’t know why this is! Some think it has to do with muscle fiber distribution or perhaps it is simpler and that…