Should Your Grandma Deadlift?

I know what most people are thinking, my little old grandmother does not need to be joining a powerlifting team and start trying to deadlift 300 pounds.  I am not advocating that everyone’s elderly grandparents go and join their local Crossfit gym and get into complex barbell movements, but learning to deadlift should be a…

Snow Shoveling Tips

As a kid I used to love Winter, but I hated shoveling snow.  I grew up in northern Iowa, on the north side of our town, so there was nothing to stop all that snow and wind from Canada coming down through Minnesota right to our driveway.  To make matters worse, our driveway was lined…

Footwear Recommendations for Foot Pain

Written By:  Mark C. Brauweiler, PT, DPT, CSCS – Clinic Manager -Tipton Location Plantar fasciitis (PF) is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain.  It involves irritation—and sometimes inflammation (swelling)—of the thick band of tissue that runs from your heel to your big toe along the inside of your foot.1  Typically,…

Desk Job? Tips on Improving Your Workstation

Written by Adam Calonder, Partner, Director of Ergonomics. Is your workstation negatively impacting your health?  If you work a typical 40 hour work week you are spending 1/3rd of day, five days a week at your workstation.  This workstation may be causing you aches and pain that negatively affect your physical health and productivity along…