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Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance

Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance

By Christina Vivit

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Contrary to popular belief, clinical evidence does not support the idea that stretching before exercise prevents injury. Static stretching as the only warm-up before exercise can decrease joint stability, reduce muscle …


Side-lying vs. Supine Position Exercises – Why are they in my physical therapy routine?

 Side-lying Exercises Vs. Supinated Exercises – Why are they in my physical therapy routine?

By Christina Vivit

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As a patient, you’re coming into Midwest Integrated for your back pain, shoulder pain, knee weakness, etc. The knowledgeable and friendly healthcare providers


Effective Treatment of Low Back Pain

It is estimated that 80% of the population of the United States, at one point of another, will have back pain. I bet your thinking to yourself, how do I avoid this? First let’s learn a little bit about how …


Use your hips! (Not your back)

How many times do you bend forward throughout your day to reach for or pick something up? Probably several. Of those several times, how many times are you actually using your hips and not your back? How you do you …