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Toning shoes, good exercise? Or a pain in the back?

Skechers Shape-Ups™, MBT™ (Masai Barefoot Technology) and Reebok EasyTone™ are the latest rage in exercise shoes. The shoemakers all tout health claims for these shoes ranging from increasing calorie burn to helping relieve knee and back pain.       The common feature of all of them is an essentially unstable sole design using a […]

Get to know your back

If low back pain is keeping you from enjoying your favorite activities, sports, or work, learning a bit about the back can help you find relief. While nearly everyone will experience low back pain sometime during their lifetime, it occurs most often in both women and men between ages 30 and 50. The causes are […]

Get ski-ready now to avoid injuries

Maybe it’s been a few years since you hit the slopes and you’ve decided to dust off your skis. Wait! Preparing for ski season properly will almost certainly prevent problems. Have Rick evaluate your joint integrity. Any lingering pain along a joint line or the front of the knee can signal trouble. “Pain inhibits strength,” […]