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An All-Ages Hip Workout Anyone Can Do

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
It’s all in the hips! Have your hips been feeling weak lately? Or maybe someone has told you to strengthen your hips, but you’re not sure how? Look no further – here are five hip exercises anyone can do, regardless of age or activity level. (more…)

Physical Therapy For Chronic Pain: Why It’s Never Too Late To Seek Help

Posted on by Clinton Boone, PT, DPT, CMTPT/D
Living with chronic pain can affect every aspect of your life. It can be debilitating and overwhelming. However, physical therapy offers hope and a solution for those suffering from chronic pain. Regardless of how long you've been enduring pain, it's never too late to seek help. Physical therapy is a worthwhile option. It may improve your quality of life no matter how long you have been struggling with pain. (more…)

Beginning Strength Training For Seniors And Tips For Building A Consistent Routine

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Every second of the day, someone aged 65 or older will fall. 36 million falls will occur annually, and this accounts for 95% of hip fractures in the U.S. Strength training is a relatively easy way to help decrease a person’s fall risk, and positively affect many different aspects of their life. Starting a new strength training routine can be an easy thing, albeit sometimes scary, to add to your schedule to make sure you reduce your risk of age-related ailments and maladies. There is a lot of information that exists in the resistance training world, and sometimes it can be daunting to get started when there is a plethora of information out there of what is “best” or “optimal”. This article looks to simplify the process for you, as well as give you tips for building consistency in your routine. (more…)

6 Ways To Safely Improve Stamina For Runners

Posted on by Andrew Cassidy, PT, DPT
Stamina and endurance are often used as interchangeable descriptors in the world of endurance sports. ‘Runners are known for impressive stamina’ or ‘Triathletes train their bodies for maximal endurance’ are synonymous on the surface. However, stamina and endurance do not have the same technical meaning. Stamina relates to an individual’s ability to sustain peak energy output. Endurance relates to the length of time an individual can sustain moderate level activity. (more…)

Returning to Exercise After ACL Surgery

Posted on by Owen Campbell, PT, DPT, OCS
Having an ACL reconstruction can throw a major wrench into your life. The surgery is complicated, and the rehab program can feel daunting. With a projected return to sport timeline hovering around 9 months to a year depending on your injury, it can feel like you are destined for a year of struggle. This is a common concern before surgery, and a common fear in the first few weeks after surgery. Your knee is swollen, walking is a chore, and sometimes you even need to wear a big bulky brace. The good news is, with proper rehabilitation, you should be back to the gym in a much shorter timeframe. (more…)

4 Stress-Relieving Exercises For Teens And Students That Can Be Done At School

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Stress is defined by the World Health Organization as “a state of worry or mental tension caused by a difficult situation.” Stress occurs throughout life, for everyone. Stress is how a human responds and protects from challenges or threats. Stress can be a way to help people or things to grow stronger, but in moderation. There are many simple stress relieving techniques that can be utilized during the school day to help improve your day! Below are five simple tips and exercises for improving stress levels that can be done anywhere. (more…)

Stand Up To Hip Pain: 3 Ways That Physical Therapy Can Put Pain In The Past

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Chronic hip pain can be a real pain! It is a condition that can affect many people and has an overall prevalence of 10% in the population. At times, it can be very stressful when nothing seems to help the nagging pain that you have each day. Thankfully, physical therapy has been shown to help patients with chronic hip pain tremendously. Below are helpful tips that can ease your pain and get you back towards moving pain-free again. (more…)

Hand Injuries Common To Rock Climbers

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
Rock climbers face many types of injuries to their bodies, be it from falling rock, or one’s worst fear, a trauma from a fall event. What many don’t realize is the risk to the entire body, especially the hands. Climbers can experience overuse when training, particularly when training indoors, repeating the same routes multiple times. This can lead to shoulder and elbow tendonitis. However, most climbers don’t fear these types of injuries, but rather finger injuries. Even though rock climbing is a full body exercise, fingers make the most contact with rocks or grips, thus taking more stress than other body parts. (more…)
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