80% of Americans Experience Back Pain, But 100% of PTs Know How to Prevent It

by sterlingcarter, November 28, 2018

Got back pain? You’re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Let that sink in. With such great odds that you—or someone close to you—will one day become a statistic, wouldn’t it make sense to arm yourself with preventive strategies and knowledge? Physical […]


Nutrition and Athletic Performance

by sterlingcarter, September 11, 2017

Having treated a variety of athletes from the elite level to the weekend warrior, the same question is often asked, “What should I eat to be the best I can be?” This question was answered back in 2000 and then updated in 2009 with a position statement by the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, […]


8 Key Training Tips for High School Athletes

by sterlingcarter, August 15, 2016

8 Key Training Tips for High School Athletes 1. Warm up for at least 5 – 10 minutes before exercising or participating in sports. 2. Cool down and stretch after every workout. Hold each stretch for 30 – 60 seconds without bouncing and repeat 3 to 5 times. 3. To prevent injury, increase your exercise […]


Strengthening for Seniors

by sterlingcarter, May 2, 2016

STRENGTHENING FOR SENIORS Muscular strength is a muscle’s ability to generate force. The purpose of strength training is to increase muscle and connective tissue size, density, and toughness. Bigger muscles and stronger connective tissues are less likely to be injured. Strength training will also improve function – or the ability to get out of a […]


Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

by sterlingcarter, March 1, 2016

SHOULDER HURTING? TRY A NATURAL, CLINICALLY PROVEN, DRUG-FREE SOLUTION Shoulder problems are very common and account for about 15 percent of all of the patients we see in our physical therapy clinic. This isn’t surprising considering the complexity of your shoulder joint. In fact, it is probably better to call it a shoulder complex considering […]


The Arthritis Epidemic

by sterlingcarter, October 11, 2015

THE ARTHRITIS EPIDEMIC – PT CAN HELP Osteoarthritis is a “wear-and-tear” disease that results in the degeneration of joint cartilage. In simple terms, the cartilage pads that protect, nourish and cushion your joints wear out over time. This disease process can result in extremely painful and disabling consequences. A number of factors can result in […]


Why Should I Stretch

by sterlingcarter, September 14, 2015

WHY SHOULD I STRETCH? There are several good reasons to stretch. First, stretching will maintain joint range of motion and flexibility. Flexibility is the total range of motion in a joint or joints. Second, stretching provides reflex feedback to the muscles causing them to lengthen. It helps relax the muscle(s), and it may also prevent […]



by sterlingcarter, August 9, 2015

FIVE TIPS TO MANAGE YOUR LOW BACK WHEN IT ACTS UP By Dr. Sterling L. Carter, PT,DPT, MS, CSCS Low back pain is so common that almost everyone experiences this problem at one time or another. Conservative care is usually in order the best choice too. This month we wanted to give you 5 quick […]


Can wearing a back pack cause a back injury?

by sterlingcarter, June 15, 2014

Backpack Basics Have you seen a child leaning to the left or right to support a heavy backpack on the opposite shoulder? If the load is too heavy it might cause the child to arch their back as well. While it may seem a little far fetched, wearing a heavy backpack day-in and day-out over […]