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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Summer Hacks to Keep You Exercising Outside

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.

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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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Tips to Decrease Swelling After Injury

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.

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How Much Does Physical Therapy Cost? How to Find the Best Price AND the Best Value

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.
Learn tips to get the BEST PRICE and the BEST VALUE from physical therapy.

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How to Breathe

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.

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