The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

February 20th, 2019

  Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will

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5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

February 10th, 2019

By:  Chuck Schulte, PT  Algonquin, IL There are three common causes of both back pain and neck pain. Changes in the spine’s anatomy over time can often cause back pain. They may be from a disc, arthritis, or something called your SI Joint… that frankly many providers over look.  The first is a Disc herniation

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Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

January 20th, 2019

By:  Chuck Schulte, PT  Diamond Physical Therapy – Algonquin In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing normal daily

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