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I’m An Endurance Physical Therapist, And These Are The 5 Things I Do After A Long-Distance Run

Posted on by Andrew Cassidy, PT, DPT
Lace-up your shoes, go for a run, take off shoes, and end of the session. Sound familiar? If your run time follows this pattern, you are not alone. Most runners admit they give little attention to recovery and cooling off after a long run. However, if you want to improve performance or are prone to injuries, you are doing yourself a disservice by skipping these recovery methods. Use the methods below as a guide to facilitate improved running recovery on your next long run. (more…)

Can Physical Therapy Help To Prevent A Stroke?

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT
Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, damaging brain cells. It is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide. While some risk factors for stroke, such as age and genetics, cannot be controlled, there are several modifiable risk factors that individuals can address to reduce their stroke risk. Physical therapy is emerging as a valuable tool in stroke prevention and management. In this blog, we will explore how physical therapy can play a crucial role in preventing strokes. (more…)

Try This At-Home Workout When You’re Feeling Stressed

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Life can get stressful, and it’s easy to fixate on that stress and have it compound on you. When that starts to happen, it’s usually a good time to try something that will break that negative feedback cycle. Exercise is a great tactic to try for those moments when you’re feeling stressed. Here’s a quick 30-minute workout to combat stress and give yourself a boost of endorphins for a better headspace. (more…)

Let’s Talk Ergonomics: 3 Things You Need To Know About Your Posture

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT
Many of us spend hours each day sitting at desks, hunched over screens, or engaged in activities that can affect our posture. By understanding a few key principles, you can take significant steps toward better posture and a healthier, more comfortable life. (more…)

4 Exercise Myths That May Be Holding Back Your Workouts

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
You’ve heard it before; exercise takes a lot of effort and has to last a long time to be effective. Or lifting weights will make you bulky. There are many myths surrounding exercise and fitness that may hinder your workouts, holding you back from your full potential. Below is a collection of common exercise myths that have been debunked and the truth behind them. (more…)

2 Ways Exercise Can Help Improve Focus

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
It’s no secret that exercise is an important part of life. Exercise is most commonly known to improve physical health, but it can also positively affect mental health. Did you know exercise can also improve focus, learning, memory, and reasoning1? Let’s look at a few ways this is accomplished. (more…)

In A Bad Mood? Try These 6 Stretches

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON
Stretching is something that we all tend to do at some point in our days but are not always aware we are doing it. When you first wake up in the morning, you may reach up to the sky to feel a good stretch in your arms and back or bend your neck side to side to relieve some tension while sitting at your desk at work. Stretching doesn’t necessarily take much effort but has great benefits. (more…)

Shovel Snow Like A Pro: 3 Injury Prevention Techniques To Feel Your Best This Winter

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT
Winter brings the joys of snow-covered landscapes and the excitement of winter activities. However, it also comes with the responsibility of shoveling snow, which can be physically demanding and potentially harmful if not done correctly. Below are three injury prevention techniques to help you stay safe and enjoy the winter wonderland. (more…)
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