Healthy tips blog

  • How to Treat Arthritis Pain

    You have more options than ever for the day to day aches and pains of arthritis in the current generation of medicine. When combined with professionally monitored physical therapy, you can use all of the following tips to relieve the symptoms of arthritis while improving the strength and the mobility of your muscles. A Program […]

  • How to Stay Active at Work

      Having a desk job will naturally keep you from moving about in a natural fashion. The less you are active, the more you will experience fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Taking the time to move around and create a more comfortable environment for yourself may seem like wasted time, but your productivity […]

  • Why Low Back Pain May Not Go Away

      Causes of Low Back Pain & How Physical Therapy Can Help Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people cite for making an appointment with a physical therapist. Most people suffer from lower back pain to varying degrees at some point in their lives. Sometimes, lower back pain is more of […]

  • 3 Ways to Commit to Your Physical Therapy Homework

    Keeping up with your daily routine can be hard enough when you’re living with chronic pain or recovering from an injury or surgery. Adding physical therapy to your routine helps you manage your pain better and recover faster. One major factor of physical therapy, is the at-home, “homework”, that physical therapist assign to you as […]

  • What is Kinesio Taping, and How Does it Work?

    The Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to promote the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting your range of motion. It also provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy when administered in a clinical setting. Kinesio […]

  • Why PT after Pregnancy is Important

    The physiologic and morphologic changes that occur during pregnancy continue for 4-6 weeks postpartum. As soon as her clinician deems return to physical activity medically safe, she may gradually return to her pre-pregnancy exercise routine. Because of the de-training that occurs during recovery from delivery, activities must be resumed gradually, and women may benefit from […]

  • Let’s Talk about Your Feelings

    Have you ever been told you have trouble expressing your feelings? Well, this post probably won’t help you all that much, unless you are expressing yourself to a linguist. The Latin root esthesia, meaning the capacity for sensation or feeling, appears in many common medical terms, where it allows us to have very precise ways […]

  • Primary Care Physical Therapist

    Primary Care PT? Though it might sound strange initially, physical therapists may increasingly find themselves in the role of primary care provider in the coming years. There are 5 reasons that people may begin to see physical therapists for primary care. 1) Physician Shortage Have you noticed that you have a difficult time getting an […]

  • Strange Healthcare Facts from History

    As the saying goes: “fact is stranger than fiction.” Here is a list of four medical practices from the not-too-distant past that may give your funny bone a tickle. 1)            In the 19th and early 20th centuries, cocaine was marketed to parents as a pain remedy for children’s toothaches. Suddenly the practice of contemporary dentists […]

  • What you eat can make you hurt more

    If you are suffering with aches and pains, whether it be low back pain or even headaches, what you eat can make the pain worse. When it comes to aches and pains, we generally don’t think of our food causing us more pain, but it can. When you have pain in your body, it is […]