Close your eyes and imagine your 14-year-old self standing next to your fellow gauche, acne-covered middle-school friends. You’re all standing at the base of a climbing rope staring up as one of your classmates flails around, unsure whether he is making his way up or down. A piercing whistle from your P.E. teacher lets you…

“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…

“The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity.” – Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Week 2 of the New Year – How are those 2016 commitments going? Covey’s 7 Habits are gold. His message is a simple…

At COR Physical Therapy in Santa Clara, we have a wide range of individuals who seek treatment from injuries. A commonality has been young athletes with overuse youth injuries. As we all know young children are always moving around and having fun. They do sometimes get over excited and hurt themselves. It’s important to be conscious…

Single limb squats (SLS) challenge the core, hips, and feet. This difficult exercise is commonly prescribed to our sports teams, as generating single limb strength may improve muscular imbalances and provide strength in many ground-based movements. Unfortunately, every time I see a group doing SLS, they are often doing them hazardously, increasing their chance of…