Physical Therapy & Rehab

How To Do Grip-Free Resistance Exercise

How To Do Grip-Free Resistance Exercise

To compliment our Q & A article about grip-free exercise we’d like to provide some tips on how to do grip-free exercise correctly so as to gain the most benefits.

Lower Back Pain and The Gravity Ball

Lower Back Pain and The Gravity Ball

Lower back pain is a fact of life, according to WebMD. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1). Lower back pain can have a variety of causes and may be difficult to pinpoint because the muscles, joints, and ligaments of our lower back run together in a very compact and interconnected space.

Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries With This Gravity Ball™ Exercise

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s also highly relied upon throughout the day for lifting objects and for directing all of our hand movements. Learn one important exercise that can protect this important joint.

One Stretch To Ease Lower Back Pain

One Stretch To Ease Lower Back Pain

The lower back or the lower portion of our spine is responsible for supporting the upper back and for allowing us to rotate and bend. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1).

Exercising With A Gravity Ball™ For Parkinson's Disease

With Alan Alda's recent announcement about his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and the increased awareness it's brought we'd like to share some Gravity Ball exercises that can help ease the symptoms of the disease.

A New Way To Exercise for Those With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors in the hands, limb rigidity, motor issues and cognitive challenges, all of which can make exercising very challenging. With the Gravity Ball’s unique system, it makes using weights possible for people with Parkinson’s disease. The Gravity Ball’s adjustable, high strength Velcro straps secure to your hands or feet during exercise allowing you to use weight without having to grip on the weight.

Carpal Tunnel Exercises

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational hazard that has become common as more jobs require day-long computer use. This syndrome can cause wrist pain and numbness in the fingers. Since many exercises, especially those that strengthen the arms, require strong grip strength, having carpal tunnel syndrome can deter people from exercising.