Whoa, Your Body Makes Cannabinoids!

Recently, more of our patients are asking for our professional opinion about supplementing with cannabinoids (CBD or THC) for pain reduction. The honest answer we usually gave to this question was “we’re not sure”. But now, there’s compelling research that supports both natural and supplemental ways to reduce pain using cannabinoids. For the scope of this blog post, we are going to focus on the natural ways that you can boost your own internal cannabinoid system. Introducing….The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)!

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Easily Access Your Home Exercise Program

Your home exercise program is arguably the most important part of a physical therapy episode. In order for you to have a good outcome, consistency with your exercises is key. Because of this, our goal is to make it easy for you to access your home exercise program. Your lifestyle is unique to you, so the way you interact with your program needs to be tailored to your needs.

Here is a step-by-step guide to first help you access your program. Next, we offer tips about different ways to interface with it based on your preferences.

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Happy Holidays 2020

Wishing you and yours a happy, cozy and safe holiday. This year has been unexpectedly challenging. But, one huge gift that has been presented is more time spent with Mother Nature. Without the great outdoors, we would have lost so many more things. Social connections, our fitness and health, livelihoods and our sanity, all would have suffered even more without being able to spend time outside.

Access to nature and spending time outdoors is one value that the whole team at Thrive Physical Therapy shares. Because of this, it’s a common topic that we write about on this blog. We hope that beyond 2020, you continue to tap into this free, healing source.

Those of us that are lucky enough to be alive during this dark time, are about to experience an intense, renewed, deep appreciation for life. Can you feel it? Soon, we’ll have the privilege of resuming the pleasures of gathering, hugging, high-fiving, attending performances and much more.

We wish you good health, deep appreciation, and unbridled joy in 2021 and beyond!

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Patient Portal: Chat With Your Physical Therapist

Have you ever had a quick question about your exercises or wished you could quickly chat with your physical therapist about something? Even though emailing Protected Health Information (PHI) is convenient, it isn’t secure or HIPAA compliant. On the other hand, calling the clinic to ask us a question often results in a prolonged game of phone tag.

Did you know you can chat with your physical therapist on the patient portal? This way of communication is secure because both parties have to login to be able to chat. And it’s convenient because you can each respond at times that work for your schedule. Win-win.

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Patient Portal: View Upcoming Appointments

Has this ever happened to you? It’s the weekend or outside business hours and you think you have an appointment coming up, but you can’t remember when it is. You could leave a voicemail message or send an email. However, with the patient portal there’s an even better way! In three easy steps, learn the quickest way to view your upcoming appointments.

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It’s Time to Double Down on Your Health

Right now, we’re months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. Unfortunately, there’s still more we don’t know than do know about this virus. But, one aspect of this horrible disease is clear. Once infected, people with underlying medical problems are at much greater risk of developing serious illness, dying, or becoming debilitated.

Especially in light of the current pandemic, preventing and reversing lifestyle related diseases is something that should take priority. Before now, it would be easiest or most convenient to ignore the idea of taking steps to improve your health. Like anything worthwhile in life, preventing or reversing disease requires full dedication and commitment. Most importantly, it involves consistently adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

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How to Access Telehealth Physical Therapy During COVID-19

During this unusual moment in time, we are collectively tasked with slowing the spread of COVID-19. This equates to physically distancing ourselves from others. But it doesn’t mean disconnecting from one another. One way we can connect at a distance, is through telehealth physical therapy.

The word telerehab can be used interchangeably with telehealth physical therapy. Find out what you can get out of a telerehab visit. But ultimately, read our step-by-step guide on how to access telehealth physical therapy during COVID-19.

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How Long Do Injuries Take to Heal?

Commonly, when we treat patients with injuries, we get asked this question: “How long will this take to heal?” In this article, we first discuss the healing phases that tissues go through after an injury. Next, we reveal ways for you to optimize healing. Finally, discover how long it takes injuries like yours to heal.

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