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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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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The Hip: Labral Tears

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 […]

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Celebrating 10 Years in Business

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!

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Benefits of Hiking the Boise Foothills

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.

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Weight Bearing Exercises for Osteoporosis

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.

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