What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory disease that causes pain in the spine, pelvis, and joints throughout the body. It is a chronic (lifelong) disease, and it is hereditary. AS causes abnormal bone growth, and causes joints to fuse (grow together) in the spine and in the sacroiliac joints (located between each hip and the…

Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

Whether an athlete or a cubicle employee, everyone can suffer from repetitive stress injuries (sometimes referred to as repetitive strain injury or RSI). RSI is a condition where muscles, nerves and tendons become inflamed or injured in varying levels of severity due to incessant repetitive motion or acute overuse. Examples of motions contributing to RSI…

Starting a Fitness Program in the New Year

It’s a new year and you’re energized with your resolution for better fitness or noticeable weight loss. Exercise can be exhilarating, the initial adrenaline addicting in comparison to the lethargic winter months that might have led up to making your resolution. One of the key strategies with leading a more active lifestyle is to plan…