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
Patients often ask how much physical therapy costs. Surprisingly, this question doesn’t have a straight forward answer. This can be confusing to even the most savvy healthcare consumer. In this article, we’ll explain the factors that contribute to the cost of a physical therapy visit.
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Did you know that you breathe 17,000 – 30,000 times per day? Have you ever payed attention to how you breathe? Breathing is a very accessible and practical way to enhance mental and physical well being. In this article we’ll discuss the anatomy of breathing, how breathing relates to posture and your core, and the need for breath awareness.Read More
If you’ve experienced neck pain or stiffness, have headaches, and haven’t had an injury — chances are you’ve experienced a cervicogenic headache. Stiffness of the joints at the top of your spine can cause these types of headaches. This makes them different from tension headaches. Try the exercises in this article first. If they don’t take your pain away, you’ll need an exam and treatment from a physical therapist to loosen the joints utilizing manual therapy. We’ll help you find other areas you may need to strengthen or stabilize, and prescribe exercises tailored for you.Read More
Trying to understand how physical therapy is covered by your insurance can be confusing at best and infuriating at worst. In this article you’ll learn insurance terms and the most common ways physical therapy is covered.Read More
Last year, new research revealed a link between increased fiber consumption and reduced risk of arthritis. Previously I might have ignored this study, but a few months earlier I’d begun to transition to a plant-based diet. Eating plant-based can mean different things to different people. My version, for the most part, involves purposefully eating loads of fiber every day. I hope you enjoy learning about this newly discovered way to avoid suffering from arthritis.Read More