Author Archives: Clif Rizer

About Clif Rizer

Clif began his career at Lock Haven University specializing in sports medicine and Athletic Training. In 1993 he became certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He received his master's degree in Physical Therapy in 2001 from the University of Miami, School of Medicine, and began working as an orthopedic Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer with 5 high schools in Pennsylvania. In 2005 he returned to South Florida. In 2011, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy with his thesis focusing on headache and posture treatment from the University of Saint Augustine. His areas of specialization include the spine, shoulder rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, and geriatric rehabilitation. In Clif's off hours he enjoys triathlon training, weight lifting, and spending time with his wife.

PT vs Opiods


If you’re in pain, try physical therapy before relying on painkillers with advice from Clif Rizer, DPT/ATCret/CSCS You are on your way home from working out at the gym or playing a game of softball. You press on the brake … Continue reading

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Sitting pretty: Proper sitting posture


  with advice from Clifton Rizer, DPT, CSCS, ATret Most of us spend more time at the office than we do at home, which is why it’s so important to consider how our behavior at the office can affect how we feel at … Continue reading

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Frozen Shoulder


  Like back pain, shoulder pain can be caused by many things — stress, exercise (or the lack thereof), working in the same position for a long period of time. But if you have chronic shoulder pain and stiffness, as … Continue reading

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Attention baby boomers: Stay healthy while staying fit


  “Sixty is the new 40,” say many early baby boomers celebrating their 60th birthday in the past few years. This generation of 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964, determined to ward off aging, has focused more on … Continue reading

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Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis


Yesterday’s medical term Tuesday attracted multiple questions about osteopenia versus osteoporosis and also prevention/treatment possibilities. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are related conditions that both concern bone loss or decrease in bone quality. If you compare them to our South Florida summer … Continue reading

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What every golfer should know about injuries


What every golfer should know about injuries with advice from Clif Rizer, DPT, ATC, CSCS Whether you just started hitting the links or have been playing golf for years, understanding the variety of injuries that can result from playing golf … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods walking tall and stronger than in 3 years… I am Tiger Woods


Have you watched any of the US Open over the last 2 days?  Did you see the back 9 that Tiger played 2 weeks ago @ the Memorial?  A lot has been written about Tiger is back and the articles … Continue reading

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