Getting Stronger off the Court

One thing is nearly always certain in those who love participating in sports—injuries. The injured face two dilemmas: they must determine if they need medical care from a specialist, and…

How to Lift Heavy Objects the Right Way

Lifting heavy objects incorrectly can put undue stress on the lower back and cause serious back injury and pain. The National Library of Medicine says that the most common cause of…

Fixing Poor Posture

There are many benefits to good posture. Your muscles and ligaments do an excellent job of keeping you balanced when you stand up straight. Good posture keeps your bones and…

All About Arthroscopy

If you have a shoulder problem, you already know how pain, stiffness and dysfunction make even the smallest tasks – like combing your hair or getting something off the top…

Risk of knee surgery

Why Should I Do Physical Therapy?

Many injured people don’t realize how effective physical therapists can be at treating their pain, correcting its source and preventing future injuries. A customized physical therapy program does this by…

Dr. Barker - How to Protect Your Joints as you Age

Increasing Muscle Strength at an Older Age

Most people associate aging with becoming weak and frail, but getting older doesn’t have to be that way. Strength training can build strong muscles and improve the quality of life…

5 ways a custom knee replacement can change your life

Preparing for Hip Surgery

Hip surgery can make a world of difference in your mobility and your general health. Hip replacement surgery has gotten more common than ever, with over 310,000 procedures performed every year.…

Anatomy of Knee and knee injuries

Healing from MCL Tears

It’s a sound and sensation every athlete dreads: the audible pop, and the pain and tenderness in the knee that indicate an MCL tear. This is an injury that involves the…

Surgery Is Not Always the Answer: Non-Surgical Treatments for Common Sports Injuries

Engaging in sports activities increases the risk of certain injuries. According to John Hopkins Health Library, sports injuries account for roughly 3.5 million injuries each year and almost 1/3 of…

Anatomy of Knee and knee injuries

Anatomy of the Knee and Knee Injuries

The knee is the largest joint in your body, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is also one of the most complex joints with many components, which…