Treating Degenerative Meniscus Tears

During the aging process, the fibrous cartilage between the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia) within the knee can degenerate and become prone to tearing. These cartilages—the medial meniscus and lateral meniscus—act as shock absorbers, thus protecting the joint surfaces from undue wear and tear, which can lead to arthritis. When you run, walk or…

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13 hours a day on our bottoms, why not get Fit While You Sit?

You may not want to be sitting down to hear this: spending 13 hours a day seated, as 20 million of us do, can seriously endanger your health. Women spend the equivalent of 74 days a year on their bottoms. Men are even worse — parked on their behinds for 78 days. It’s not entirely…

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Walking On A Sprained Ankle

If you have a sprained ankle, you may be puzzled when your doctor or physical therapist recommends walking on it. Although resting an injured ankle is wise immediately after an injury, the latest data suggest that you will benefit equally from walking on a properly supported ankle as soon as possible. Successful recovery begins with…

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10 Benefits of Small Group Fitness Classes

Trends come and go in our industry, but one trend that has some staying power is Small Group Fitness Classes.  Finding the right Fitness Program is key to weight loss and a healthier you.  Have you ever tried Small Group Fitness Classes? PhysioFit offers daily classes in our small group studio. Here are the top…

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Using Exercise to Reduce Arthritic Knee Pain

With arthritis, knee joints can be painful and may frequently ache. Fortunately, exercise can help you to relieve pain and improve your mobility. While moving a stiff joint may sound counterproductive, health professionals agree that movement can help to reduce arthritic knee pain. If you suffer from arthritis pain in the knees, exercise can alleviate…

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New Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Comes to PhysioFit

The award-winning, medically-endorsed Buff Bones® workout for bone and joint health is now available at PhysioFit in Los Altos. The exercise system uses varied and specific bone-strengthening and balance techniques for a safe option for people with osteoporosis and arthritis. Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, M.D. recommended the workout, calling it “an excellent resource…

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Can Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplements Relieve My Arthritis?

About 10 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), a painful condition in which the cushioning cartilage between bones wears away. To ease pain, OA sufferers often take supplements, the best known being glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Glucosamine is thought to inhibit inflammation and stimulate cartilage cell growth, while chondroitin may strengthen cartilage and increase its…

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Hip Pain and the Labrum: The Root of the Problem

With many individuals today leading such active lifestyles, hip problems related to the labrum have become a common complaint at the doctor’s office. If you have been diagnosed with this problem, you may still have some confusion regarding the dynamics of the pain and why it occurs. Just like the meniscus of the knee, the…

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Announcing TRX Friday Class Series taught by Shannon Wayne!

Suspension Training leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. Most importantly, since the intensity of the suspension training system is totally scalable by…

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A Wide-open Look at TMJ Disorder

Unfortunately, more than 10 million people in the United States alone suffer damage, pain or discomfort related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and the vast majority of them are women. You actually have two of these joints, one on either side of your head, connecting the mandible (or lower jaw) to your skull. Given that…

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