Winter presents some huge barriers to exercising outside. But, it’s so worth the effort because nature provides the best mood enhancers with no negative side effects. Safety is the biggest concern this time of year. Falls can result in major injuries, and frostbite and hypothermia can both cause lasting damage. Fortunately there are both high-tech and low-tech ways to help you enjoy a safe and exhilarating workout outdoors. Ready to get out there? Here are our best winter hacks to keep you exercising outside.Read More
Happy Holidays to you! As we look back on 2019, we have so much to be thankful for. One of the highlights of this year was celebrating 10 years in business. When we think of the Thrive community that’s developed over this past decade, we’re humbled and amazed. It is a true honor to work with such talented employees, engaged patients, and dedicated referral sources.
We wish you a healthy, active and adventurous holiday season and beyond. Cheers to making 2020 the best year yet!Read More
Let’s talk about labral tears. Of the hip variety. Hip pain can come in many forms with many causes. This is because the hip joint has a huge range of motion with several layers of muscles performing a variety of actions. It can get pretty complex figuring out how or where your pain started. We’ll […]Read More
Is your fitness routine well-rounded? If not, it might be time to mix things up. To be in the best shape, you need to incorporate all the components of fitness. For each component, we break down how much you need each week along with examples and benefits of each. Read on!Read More
There are so many benefits to exercising outside. But summertime presents unique challenges. In Boise, Idaho, the main deterrents are excruciating heat, dryness, and smoke from wild fires. It’s easy to give up and just stay inside. Read on for 7 easy hacks to help you get some workouts in the great outdoors during the heat of the summer.Read More
Thrive Physical Therapy opened it’s doors on July 6, 2009. We’re so excited to be celebrating 10 years in business. This milestone is possible because our employees worked hard, our patients and referral sources trusted and supported us and our friends and family cheered us on from the sidelines this past decade. Thank you so much!
In this post: our historical timeline, fun facts, an anniversary give-away, save-the-date for our 10 year anniversary party and upcoming Facebook page changes!
If you’ve spent any time around me or the other ladies at Thrive, you’ve probably discussed a hiking trail or two with us. In our opinion, hiking and any exercise you do outdoors is superior to exercising indoors. But it isn’t just our opinion, research supports exercising outside to benefit health and well-being. Going on a walk or hike in our gorgeous local Boise foothills provides many benefits. Not only is it a great way to spend time with your loved ones and decompress, it also improves overall wellness.Read More
If you have osteoporosis, you may think it’s best to decrease your activity level to prevent fractures. However, physical activity and exercises that involve weight bearing are important and effective ways to maintain bone density while you age. Additionally, people with osteoporosis who exercise regularly actually have a reduced risk for falls and fractures. Plus, you get all the added benefits of regular exercise.Read More
Part of our mission is to guide engaged patients. What are the traits of an engaged patient? They’re ready, proactive, accountable, savvy, discerning and willing. But ultimately, they have a GOAL. Helping your physical therapist know and understand your personal goals is the key to your success.Read More
Is R.I.C.E really the best advise after an injury? Too much swelling, or swelling that lingers too long, can slow your recovery by making an injured area more painful and less mobile. In this article learn 7 tips that physical therapists use to decrease swelling after injury. Some of them might surprise you.Read More