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“Progress to Tolerance” – What is Tolerance?

Tolerance In the exercise and rehab world, the phrase “Progress to Tolerance” occurs often. Tolerance is very subjective. Our suggestion is that when anyone instructs you to “exercise, progress, weight bear, etc. to tolerance”, that you ask for clarification on that person’s definition of tolerance. Every individual defines tolerance differently. If the goal is to […]

Managing a Long Road Trip with Back Pain

A common question we’re asked at the clinic is: “I’m looking for a little advice about how to manage a driving trip this weekend. I’ll be in the car (driving) for 4-5 hours, depending on traffic. Any suggestions?” This question was from a person recovering from lumbar disc surgery, but the answer is applicable to […]