Health Tips & News

  • Exercises to Avoid if You’re Over 40

    Posted on August 4, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    Originally published on multibriefs.com We’re not saying avoid exercise altogether, in fact, you should absolutely exercise as you get older.  It’s just important to respect your body and understand that it’s not the same as it was 20 years ago. Even if you’ve been active and a frequent exerciser most of your adult life, your […]

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  • 6 Back Pain Myths

    Posted on August 3, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    Originally published on multibriefs.com Is back pain a common issue? Consider this: It is the leading cause of disability worldwide Approximately 50 percent of workers in the U.S. admit to having back pain symptoms in any given year Up to 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. […]

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  • Why tune-ups are so important to training

    Posted on July 27, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    There’s no denying that our summer weather in the desert affects our lifestyle. Dangerously hot temperatures restrict how and when we spend our time outside.  For runners accustomed to logging their miles on the canal or a local mountain trail, Phoenix summers are just not conducive to maintaining a steady training schedule.  So maybe you […]

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  • Soreness vs. Pain: What’s the Difference?

    Posted on July 13, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    Originally posted on moveforwardpt.com There are many benefits to exercise, including the potential for improved physical and mental wellbeing. However, there may also be some physical discomfort associated with these activities due to the stresses placed on the body. When experiencing discomfort, it is important to understand the difference between exercise-related muscular soreness and pain. […]

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  • Exercises to do in the Pool

    Posted on June 29, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    Since we’re here in the desert, we might as well make the most of this summer we’re having! Beat the heat in the pool with these safe exercises! Originally posted on moveforwardpt.com Pool (aquatic) exercise provides many benefits, including an ideal environment to exercise throughout the year. The buoyancy of the water supports a portion […]

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    Meet The Team

    Posted on June 22, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    Check out Eric! This hunk is one of our fantastic PTA’s and is a patient favorite. Get to know him better! Where are you from? Blackfoot, ID Where did you go to school? Bachelor’s – Dordt College PTA School – Carrington College Why do you enjoy working at CST? The patient population is good and […]

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    Strengthening Tips for Seniors

    Posted on June 21, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    Age is just a number! Below are some tips to follow to help improve bone mass, strength, endurance, mobility and balance. Warm up and cool down for five to 10 minutes. Walking is a fine way to warm up along with a Dynamic Warm-up; stretching is an excellent way to cool down. Focus on body […]

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  • Tips for Safe Stretching

    Posted on June 21, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    Stretching is an important part of any physical activity and everyday life. Top 10 Health Benefits of Stretching Reduces stress Improves posture Enables flexibility Increases stamina Decreases risk of injury Improves energy levels Promotes blood circulation Improves athletic performance Reduced soreness Reduces cholesterol Stretching incorrectly can actually do more harm than good. Before beginning a […]

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    Helpful Posture Tips

    Posted on June 16, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

    What does good posture look like? Standing Standing incorrectly can place unwanted stress on your muscles and joints.  Keep these cues in mind when you’re standing in line, at work, or watching a game. Stand with feet hip width apart Soft bend in the knees Engage your core (Tuck your hips and butt.  Low back […]

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  • 3 Simple Exercises to Improve Core Stabilization

    Posted on June 16, 2017 by in Health Tips & News

      Core stability is key to overall health and fitness.  It’s our foundation!  Try these three exercises to begin building a strong core. Plank Lie on the floor with elbows directly beneath your shoulders and legs fully extended.  Tighten your abdominal and buttocks muscles and raise your torso off the ground until it makes a […]

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