Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Warning

by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT If you’ve taken Levaquin (generic name Levofloxacin, part of the group Fluoroquinolone), you may be at risk for tendon inflammation, disease, and even rupture. Levaquin is an antibiotic used for respiratory, urinary tract, gastrointestinal, and abdominal infections. Some common uses are for E. coli, flu, pneumonia, Staph (but not MRSA, medically…

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When Should I Stretch?

When Should I Stretch? August 9, 2013 by Michael J. Velsmid, DPT, MS Our patients often ask us when they should stretch, before or after exercise.  It seems that everyone has a different opinion on this.  You see athletes stretching as part of their warm-up.  Trainers will tell you to spend fifteen minutes stretching after…

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The Lactic Acid Myth

The Lactic Acid Myth August 16, 2013 by Evie Ullman, DPT Many of you avid exercisers out there complain of muscle soreness post workout and blame it on lactic acid hanging around in the muscles. “I need a massage to clear out the lactic acid,” you may say.  This is actually a myth. I will…

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