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What Kind of Exercise Should I Do If I’m Over 40?

People often ask this question at the clinic and the answer is “it depends.” On how old you are, your fitness level, and most importantly, your goals. Your program needs to be specific to your particular goals. There are no "one-size-fits-all" exercise programs. I do have some thoughts about what types of exercises are available to those over 40 in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. Over 40? If you're over 40 your exercise goals differ than when you were in...

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Improve Your Golf Game with These Exercises

Golf season is upon us here in south Florida, and especially in Palm Beach. As you get back into the swing of things, we always seek to improve our game by decreasing injury and increasing performance. The best way to do both of those things is focus on the strength and mobility of the thoracic spine. The thoracic spine is the area of your spine that is below your neck, and above your low back. One unique feature of the...

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David’s Cracked Ankles

In Florence, Italy sits a monument representing the perfect beauty of the human form. Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo created David in the 15th century. David is a marvel of marble sitting at 17 feet tall. It is the most famous statue in the world, receiving over a million visitors each year in the rotunda room. A variety of incidents damaged the statue over the years, including a broken arm, a cracked eyelid, and a missing toe. However, there is one...

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Shoulder Manual for the Tennis Player

Note: There is a video of all the exercises at the bottom of this article! Don't miss it! Most people are acutely aware that tennis players can develop a condition called tennis elbow. As the name implies, it is a common sports injury often seen in tennis players. However, living nearby is another joint that's even more important to talk about: the shoulder. You've heard the term "rotator cuff" before and you probably know it has something to do with...

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The Four Strength Exercises Everyone Should Do

People like to exercise for all kinds of reasons: to get strong, lose weight, play sports, exercise rehabilitation from an injury, or maybe even just to clear their mind. Each type of exercise takes many forms. One phenomenon I have noticed is that some people, particularly prevalent in women, actively avoid strength exercises. The prevailing belief is that strength training will make them too bulky or muscular. Well, today we're going to put that myth to rest. Listen to me...

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Preventing & Fixing Sciatica

In the midst of a viral outbreak sweeping the globe, we have been relegated to staying at home in order to contain the spread. All this extra time at home has lead to increased amount of time sitting down for long periods of time. This is a perfect example of when sciatica may make an appearance. What is sciatica? Sciatica is a symptom that can occur as a result of a few different conditions. Yes, that's right; sciatica is a...

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Top Three Injuries in Golfers and How to Fix Them

Golf is the fastest growing sport in America, and south Florida is the epicenter of this activity. Our office is on a street named PGA Boulevard. Everyone lives and breathes golf around here. With the increase in golf activity is an increase in golf-related injuries. These injuries can affect both new and experienced players. We're going to discuss the top three injuries in golfers and how to fix them so that you can get back to playing without pain. Golfer's...

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