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Caught Off Balance? Try These Exercises

Whether you have a balance problem with everyday activities or want to feel more secure fly fishing, working on your balance has many benefits. Most of us are aware that we need to strengthen and stretch, but tend to leave out balance exercises as part of our fitness routine. But balancing isn’t just for yogis!

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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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Camping Warm-ups and Stretches

Ah, the great outdoors. A chance to connect to nature, eat outside, and sleep under the stars. There are lot of creative ways to keep moving and exercising while camping when away from your usual environment. We’ll teach you some camping warm-ups and stretches you can do before and after hiking, biking and carrying out your chores. We want your body to feel great on your next camping adventure!

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How to Optimize Your Workstation at Home

As many of us return to “a new normal,” that may or may not include returning to your desk at the office. Many of our patients have been working from home and expect to continue. Your home set-up may not be as ergonomic or comfortable as at the office. We’re here with advice and suggestions to help you optimize your home workstation.

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