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Dumb Butt / Dead Butt Syndrome? What is it, who gets it, how to fix it…

By |2019-02-27T13:23:23-04:00April 21st, 2016|Events, Featured|

Do you have “Dead Butt Syndrome” or “Dumb Butt Syndrome”? Is this a real thing?   Yes it is and it is more common than you think. No, it doesn’t mean your butt’s been given the Last Rites; It’s when your glutes don’t fire because your hips may be too tight, weak and/or you have [...]

EXERCISES AND ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS, Marek Drzazga, Physical Therapist, Total Health Systems of Macomb County

By |2018-12-18T15:43:46-04:00June 2nd, 2015|Events, Featured|

Ankylosing spondylitis is a lifelong autoimmune disease — and form of arthritis — that causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness mainly in the spinal joints.  Marek Drzazga, Physical Therapist, Total Health Systems   A.S. symptoms vary from person to person. In the early stages of A.S., the pain and stiffness often starts in the lower back, [...]

HERNIATED vs BULGING DISC Natalia Frazee, PTA Total Health Systems of Macomb County

By |2018-12-18T15:43:47-04:00May 19th, 2015|Featured|

Herniated vs Bulging Disc Disks are like rubbery cushions that are in between each vertebra in your spine. They are made up of an outside layer of tough cartilage that coats the softer cartilage in the center. A bulging disk occurs when it extends outside the area it should normally occupy. The part of the [...]

Feel like a runner, with these motivation tips, Total Health Systems

By |2018-12-18T15:43:48-04:00March 23rd, 2015|Events, Featured|

Have extra clothes and shoes in your car, ready to go!   You never know when you might have a chance to get a run in. So it’s a good idea to have a bag packed in your car with running clothes and shoes. Diane, our Wellness coordinator is always ready to go by having [...]

March is National Athletic Training Month!

By |2018-12-18T15:43:48-04:00March 18th, 2015|Events, Featured|

Across the U.S. athletic trainers are being recognized for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries, stay healthy and active. Athletic Trainers are health care professionals, highly educated and dedicated to the job at hand. Athletic Trainers can be found in high schools, colleges, corporations, professional sports, military, clinics, hospitals and physician offices. Laurie Nuyens [...]

Runners are mentally strong but not all runners are physically strong, Total Health Systems

By |2018-12-18T15:43:48-04:00March 13th, 2015|Events, Featured, Running Tips|

  Whether you are new runner, veteran runner, or walker. There are significant benefits to adding strength training to your training. I often hear runners say they don’t need to do strength training (specifically their legs) because they run. I hear people trying to lose weight tell me they are going to do cardio exercise [...]

Making “Dreadmill” running more fun (or at least tolerable), Total Health Systems

By |2018-12-18T15:43:49-04:00March 10th, 2015|Events, Featured|

It is inevitable that some of your training runs in Feb. and March will be safer if done on a treadmill (also affectionately called dreadmill). I would like to share some recommendations from top runners and coaches as well as some of my own that can help to make the treadmill effective, safe and maybe [...]

Warming up and Dynamic Stretching first instead of Static Stretching

By |2018-12-18T15:43:55-04:00January 27th, 2015|Events, Featured|

Warming up first instead of stretching before a training session or a race whether it is running, swimming, cycling etc...Your body needs to be ready.   Your muscles need to be warm. While stretching is an important part of the cool down it does not help you warm up and get ready to train or [...]

Total Health Systems, Set your self up for workout success as we approach the Grand Slam of Holidays

By |2018-12-18T15:43:57-04:00October 28th, 2014|Events, Featured|

From Halloween thru the New Year’s we see people fall of their fitness routine. A time of year when we need to our workouts most. We celebrate with food and drink and we have a lot of added stress. A time when we need to keep on our workout routine so we can be our [...]

Personal Trainer in Macomb County Explains When to Stretch

By |2018-12-18T15:44:14-04:00August 19th, 2013|Personal Training|

Personal Trainer in Macomb County Explains When to Stretch Our goal at Total Health Systems is to treat any health issues that our clients have when they come to us. We help them with making life adjustments and encourage their well being in an attempt to stop the same problems from coming back in the [...]