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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 4 Things You Can Do To Turn Your Day Around

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Stress can be defined as, “a state of worry or mental tension caused by a difficult situation,” which is something that naturally occurs in life. Stress can be helpful for growth, but like anything else, needs to be managed in a controlled manner. Understanding when you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed and being aware of this is the first step to managing these stressful times. Below are a few tips to try when you need a little boost to turn your day around.


I Tried These 5 Stress Management Techniques, And They Changed The Game For My Headaches

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Headaches can be difficult to manage and require a multitude of disciplines to be effectively treated. Not to mention that it’s important to reveal the root cause of headaches rather than just treating the symptoms of the headache. There’s also the factor of stress, which seems unavoidable at times. Stress can not only cause mental health and emotional symptoms, but also physical symptoms including chronic pain and headaches. These symptoms that occur due to stress are the body telling us something needs to change. And yes, stress is needed to invoke change, physically and mentally, so how can we manage stress while reducing physical symptoms, specifically headaches? While everyone is different, I tried the techniques below to manage my stress and noticed a significant improvement in my headaches.


Tips From A PT: 8 Ways To Prevent Falling On Stairs

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Falls can occur anywhere at any time, especially when going up and down flights of stairs. Regardless of age or ability, everyone can practice fall prevention to avoid injuries in and out of the home. Looking for a way to keep you or a loved one safe at home? Here is a list of some ways to reduce the risk of falls and injuries on stairs.


The Link Between Exercise And A Strong Immune System

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1

Exercise has been long established as a way to help boost immune function. For the general population, it is an easy way to get healthier and help prevent infections during cold and flu seasons and keep their immunity up throughout the year1. There is evidence that exercise can help decrease systemic swelling over time, which is a potent cause of disease and infection in humans, but if you look closer at the research, much of that is by way of excess body weight reduction, specifically visceral fat mass2. While exercise is good, too much can be detrimental to your immune system as well, in fact this is seen in many elite athletes by the frequency of upper respiratory tract infections they develop while training3.


An Exercise Routine to Try When You Feel Like Getting Outdoors

Posted on by Andrew Cassidy, PT, DPT

Spring and Summer are inspiring times of the year. Warmer weather, longer daylight hours, and the return of green leaves and fields gives us the message to wake up from a winter hibernation. This is the time of year for getting outside and getting active. Sunshine and fresh air provide benefits not only physically, but mentally and emotionally. Many people are inspired to start exercising outside when the weather warms, but often are not sure where to begin. This article will share a simple routine to help you get started.


A Simple Exercise Routine To Try When You Need A Little Boost of Positivity

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Feeling stuck in a rut? Or like you just want to relax on the couch and order food? Believe it or not, a little bit of exercise can go a long way in shifting our thoughts and feelings in a positive way. Below are a few suggestions for when you need a little boost of happiness in your day.


Trampolines: For Sport And Fun

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Trampolines are commonly found in backyards, and the popularity of jump parks has also increased in recent years. Did you know that there is also a sport for a competitive trampoline? In fact, it’s an Olympic sport!


A Lower Body Workout That’s Fit for the Office

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

We’ve all had those days where we hit snooze on our alarm clock or are too tired after work to make it to the gym. The bed is just too cozy, or binge-watching your favorite show is more appealing than your next workout. What if there was a way to work out during the workday and still do some work out on the days getting to the gym just isn’t happening? Well, you’re in luck; look at these five leg exercises that are fit for the office.


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