Walk your way to back pain relief

Walk your way to back pain relief

Are you experiencing tightness or discomfort in your lower-back? Try taking a walk.  Studies have shown walking to be effective in preventing, alleviating and even treating pain in the spine, a condition that according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Be SMART when setting health goals

Be SMART when setting health goals

While annual statistics are bleak when it comes to the success rates of New Year’s resolutions, don’t conclude that goalsetting is a fruitless endeavor, simply resolve to set smarter goals.  “Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year, instead of a singular,...

Prehab: ‘Get vertical sooner and recover faster.’

Prehab: ‘Get vertical sooner and recover faster.’

The stronger you are before surgery, the stronger you’ll be after.  That’s the philosophy behind prehabilitation (or “prehab”), the process of improving strength and functional capacity before surgery through a comprehensive and targeted...

Spasticity: What is it and what can we do about it?

Spasticity: What is it and what can we do about it?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Spasticity is “a condition in which there is an abnormal increase in muscle tone or stiffness of muscle, which might interfere with movement, speech, or be associated with discomfort or pain.”...

Physical Therapy For Dizziness

Physical Therapy For Dizziness

We all feel like life is spinning out of control at times, but if you have dizziness, that spinning feeling is for real. A physical therapist can help with many common forms of vertigo and dizziness. In this article, we’ll take a look at two examples of conditions...

Staying Present: Mindfulness strategies to stay in the now

Staying Present: Mindfulness strategies to stay in the now

Between rushing to Doctor appointments, family, and work, it can be difficult to find time to maintain happiness and mental well being. With injury and chronic illness often come anxiety and depression, which can impede recovery, and quality of life of the individual...

3 Ways PT Can Improve Your Heart Health

3 Ways PT Can Improve Your Heart Health

For the total U.S. population, heart disease has been the leading cause of death for decades. The CDC published a study noting that approximately 80% of heart disease and stroke diagnoses can be prevented. Take a second to take that in. At least 800,000 American...

Physical Therapy & Fall Prevention

Physical Therapy & Fall Prevention

Every year one in four people over 65 falls. That means that millions of older adults fall every year, and 1 in 5 of those falls results in serious injuries like broken bones or a head injury. Less than half of the people who fall will tell their doctor, maybe out of...

Physical Therapy Services for Children

Physical Therapy Services for Children

Did you know that physical therapists work with children? What about newborns? Believe it or not PTs can assist typically developing children with milestone achievements targeting mobility, development, alleviating pain, preventing disability, and promoting overall...

How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need?

How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need?

Most people know that physical activity is important. In fact, not getting enough has been linked to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and lung disease. So the important question is not if you need to be doing some form...